SHiPS – Swedish Historical Population Statistics

This online tool provides easy access to unique statistics from Tabellverket. By visualizing the data and making it possible to download files, charts and maps, we hope that many will seize the opportunity to explore Swedish history in a brand new way.

The data in SHiPS consists of annual data on parish level for the years 1749 to 1859. Information on population, births, deaths, migration and marriages are available, mostly divided by sex. There are also processed data, eg. birth rates and death rates by sex, but also sex and age-divided population data. A variety of selection criteria can be made, and the results shown on a map, in a chart or in table form, are all available for downloading.

Before you try SHiPS out we recommend that you read the user guide

If you want to publish your results from SHiPS and/or Tabellverket, please use "The Demographic Data Base, CEDAR, Umeå University" as a reference.

SHiPS is financed by the Swedish Research Council.


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