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.
In Härryda there are six population centres, each with its own characteristics.
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 December 2016 the population was 36 700.
Foreign citizens account for 4.1 per cent of the population, while 13 per cent are of foreign origin. A person of foreign origin has parents born outside Sweden. 4.2 per cent of those with foreign origin are from one of the Nordic countries, of which3 per cent originate from Finland.
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.
The average income is somewhat higher in the municipality compared to the nation. In 2014 this was 305 000 SEK.
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.
In December 2015 unemployment was 3.3 per cent.
Many inhabitants leave Härryda every day for work in another municipality. Two thirds, approximately 12 700, in the age-range 20-64 years, commute out. 8 600 do the reverse and commute in to the municipality to work.
Härryda municipality comprised 13 500 households at the end of 2015, the majority, 75 per cent, living in detached or semi-detached houses. Building has increased dramatically over the last few years.
The business sector comprises about 3 550 enterprises, many of which are privately owned limited companies or under self-employment.