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Facts about the municipality of Härryda

Map of the municipality of Härryda

The municipality of Härryda is situated along Route 40 between Göteborg and Borås. Stretching almost 15 kilometres from north to south and 30 kilometres from west to east, it has an area totalling 290 square kilometres. Forests cover about half the area and lakes about one twelfth.

The municipality of Härryda belongs to the province of Västergötland in the county of Västra Götaland.

Six population centres

In Härryda there are six population centres, each with its own characteristics.

  • Mölnlycke, adjacent to Göteborg, is the administrative centre and the largest urban area.
  • Landvetter is a suburban area close to Göteborg-Landvetter Airport.
  • The small community of Härryda has given its name to the whole municipality.
  • Hindås, once a well-known recreation centre, is now a popular residential area.
  • Rävlanda and Hällingsjö are situated in the eastern part of the municipality in typical agricultural districts.

Population

When the municipality was established in 1971 it comprised about 17 400 inhabitants. Since then there has been a steady increase and in the end of February 2017 the population was 37 200.

Foreign citizens account for 4.1 per cent of the population, while 14 per cent are of foreign origin. A person of foreign origin has parents born outside Sweden.

The educational level of the population

Many of the inhabitants are well educated. About a third between 20 and 64 years have post upper secondary education, while the national average is slightly more than a quarter.

Income levels

The average income is somewhat higher in the municipality compared to the nation. In 2014 this was 353 000 SEK.

Job opportunities

Employment in the municipality is mainly within commerce and communications, largely due to Göteborg-Landvetter Airport. Other high-ranking branches are manufacturing and care services.

Unemployment

In December 2016 unemployment was 2.9 per cent.

Commuting

Many inhabitants leave Härryda every day for work in another municipality. Two thirds, approximately 13 000, in the age-range 20-64 years, commute out. 9 000 do the reverse and commute in to the municipality to work.

Housing

Härryda municipality comprised 13 700 households at the end of 2016, the majority, 75 per cent, living in detached or semi-detached houses. Building has increased dramatically over the last few years.

Industry and commerce in the municipality of Härryda

The business sector comprises about 3 500 enterprises, many of which are privately owned limited companies or under self-employment.

Important employers in the municipality of Härryda:

  • Göteborg-Landvetter Airport is the largest working place with about 4 000 employees in about 100 different enterprises.
  • The municipality of Härryda employs about 2 700 on a permanent basis and 400 on a short or long term temporary basis.