Statistics on Swedish names by birth country 2020

SND-ID: 2021-272

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Peter M. Dahlgren - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication orcid

Description

This dataset contains statistics on names (first names of women, first names of men, and last names) by country of birth. In total, there are 231,505 names by 202 countries. The data comes from Statistics Sweden's population statistics (name register) and refers to persons registered in Sweden on December 31st, 2020. However, some names are excluded due to confidentiality, such as names with fewer than five carriers. The data is licensed with Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) and may be used as long as Statistics Sweden is stated as the source. In this dataset, you will also find (in addition to the original data from Statistics Sweden) tidied data where the ISO code for each country has been added, as well as data in so-called wide format and long format to facilitate easier data processing.

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Funding

  • Funding agency: The Institute for Media Studies
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Sverige

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

2020-12-31

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Sweden's population by birth country.

Lowest geographic unit

Country

Highest geographic unit

Country

Topic and keywords

Research area

Censuses, Language and linguistics, Minorities (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

Dahlgren, P. M. (2021). Svenskar eller utrikesfödda i medierna? – att identifiera födelseland från namn. I: L. Truedsson (red.) Vitt eller brett? – vilka får ta plats i medier och på redaktioner. Stockholm: Institutet för mediestudier.
ISBN: 978-91-987098-0-3

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Dataset
Statistics on Swedish names by birth country 2020

Associated documentation

Description

Please see the Swedish version of the post and the README file for more information about the data.

Version 1

Citation

Peter M. Dahlgren. University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (2021). <em>Statistics on Swedish names by birth country 2020</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/s91g-y391">https://doi.org/10.5878/s91g-y391</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Text

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Peter M. Dahlgren - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication orcid

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Aggregation
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts, Population group

Number of individuals/objects

231505

License

Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Published: 2021-11-02