Postcodes / Zipcodes map data
for Sweden

Postcodes / Zipcodes map data
for Sweden

Postcodes, or zipcodes, are an important tool for geographic planning in Sweden. Originally developed to streamline postal delivery, postcodes are now commonly referred to as “the new geography”. They have evolved to become an integral part of the business planning process.

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Postcodes / Zipcodes map data for Sweden

Postcodes are a simple but convenient way to locate customers, assets, competitors – in fact, anything with an address. Enriching your address data with coordinates is a process known as geocoding and is the first step in adding location intelligence to your data assets located in Sweden.

Postcode centroids (centre points) are suitable for coarse-level searches and geocoding, while postcode regions (polygons) can be highly effective for visualisation purposes.

We provide 5-digit Postcodes map data for Sweden, as both centroids and regions, with seamless transitions across borders with neighbouring countries. The data is available in all common GIS data formats.

Flag of SwedenSweden – 5-digit Postcodes

10316
Number of 5-digit Postcodes
1000
Avg Population for 5-digit Postcodes
The largest of the Nordic states, the Kingdom of Sweden is situated in northern Europe. It borders Norway and Finland. It is connected to Denmark by a bridge/tunnel across the Oresünd Strait. It is the fifth largest country in Europe and has the highest population among the Nordic countries. The capital is Stockholm.
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, divided into twenty-one counties and 290 municipalities. In the seventeenth century, it was one of the most powerful countries in northern Europe, taking territory from Russia, Poland, Lithuania and Germany. By the early nineteenth century, it had lost its land acquisitions and became quite poor, favouring agriculture, despite its near neighbours embracing industrialisation. It experienced mass emigration to North America and in the early 1900s there were more Swedes in Chicago, than in Gothenburg, the second largest city.
Nowadays, Sweden has one of the world’s most highly developed societies with a strong economy. It is export-oriented, with an emphasis on the engineering, automotive, pharmaceutical and telecoms industries.
Sweden has a low population density and is heavily urbanised. Relative to its size, Sweden has taken in far more migrants than any other European country and it is estimated that in recent years 10% of Sweden’s population maybe attributed to refugees from the Middle East.
Sweden is a famously open-minded and liberal society. It has a strong heritage in science and literature, reflected by the legacy of the Nobel Foundation in 1901, awarding prizes in sciences, literature and peace. With a rich artistic and musical history, Sweden was also a pioneer in twentieth century cinema. It enjoys success in winter sports, especially ice hockey, as well as tennis and soccer.
Renowned for its political neutrality, Sweden is a member of the United Nations and the European Union, but has declined NATO membership.

The power of postcodes

Postcodes, or zipcodes if you prefer, are a powerful tool for geographic visualisation and analysis in Sweden. While primarily designed to help deliver the mail, their standardised nature makes them useful for locating assets. Given a reference data set of postcodes with coordinates, it is possible to take a database of addresses (say, customers) and use the postcode as a common link or join. This allows the address database to be enriched by coordinates – a process known as geocoding. While these coordinates are only approximate (the centroid or centre point of each postcode), they allow the addresses to now be placed on a map where geographic patterns, such as clusters, may be revealed.

Postcode regions are polygon shapes which capture all addresses with a same postcode. They are often irregular shapes and sometimes feature holes and enclaves. Despite this, it is possible to use GIS or mapping software to assign colour to these regions to form a thematic map, also known as a choropleth map. While some care is usually required to ensure that the visualisation is statistically valid, thematic maps are visually powerful and a great way to communicate a variable across a geographic area.

We provide 5-digit Postcodes map data for Sweden, as both centroids and regions data. Compatible postcodes / zipcodes data is also available for other countries, with seamless transitions across borders.

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Data formats & delivery

Postcodes/Zipcodes map data for Sweden is available in many popular GIS formats, including:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

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