In Sweden, national youth policy has existed since 1994 (see Revisions/Updates in section 1.3). The main focus since 2015 has been on improving opportunities for young people to get established in work and society.
The government guidelines for youth policy are not limited to government decisions and actions, but should be taken into account in all public activities involving young people. They are though not mandatory for municipalities and regions/county councils, due to the extensive municipal autonomy in Sweden.
Ratio (%) of young people in the total population (2021): Eurostat, yth_demo_020 [data extracted on 16/03/2023.
Absolute number of young people on 1 January for the age group 15-29 (2021): Eurostat, yth_demo_010 [data extracted on 16/03/2023].
Ratio (%) of men and women in the youth population (2021): Eurostat, yth_demo_020 [data extracted on 16/03/2023].