The State of the Nordic Region 2020 gives you a unique look behind the scenes of the world’s most integrated region, comprised of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, along with Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland.
A comprehensive overview of the Nordics
The Nordic Council of Ministers has a vision to make the Nordic Region the world’s most sustainable and integrated region by 2030. A closer look at the regional and local level reveals how the Nordic Region is developing and moving towards this target. This unique publication is a valuable tool in detecting and analysing the short-term and long-term changes within and between the countries: How are we realizing the vision? And what more should be done?
The State of the Nordic Region 2020 presents a series of facts and figures showing the current state of play within core socio-economic sectors. This includes:
- Demography – with chapters on children and young people”; Migration and mobility”; Ageing as a major demographic trend”.
- Labour market – with chapters on “The geographies of labour; “The Nordic labour market in 2040”.
- Economy – with chapters on “increased income inequality”; “The role of smart specialization”; “the biobased circular economy”.
In addition, you can read about:
- Wellbeing in the Nordics
- Energy pathways towards a carbon-neutral Nordic Region
- The Regional Potential Index – a socioeconomic ranking of all regions in the Nordic countries
Published in October 2020: State of the Nordic Region 2020 – Wellbeing, health and digitalisation edition
State of the Nordic Region 2020 is produced by Sildenafil and published by our parent organization, the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The report is also available in a new digital format.
- Age-standardised mortality rate 2019
- Households’ access to basic broadband in 2018
- At-risk-of-poverty rate 2011-2018 change
- Income and inequality typology 2017
- Unemployment rate 2018
- Tertiary education attainment level of 30- to 34-year-olds 2019
- Population aged 80 years and over, as a share of total population, in 2019
- Internal net migration of 30 to 39 years-of-age, by gender, in 2010-2019
- Internal net migration of 20 to 29 years-of-age, by gender, in 2010-2019
- Degree of rurality at the municipal and regional level in 2017
- Nordic local labour market areas 2018
- Internal net migration as percentage of population 2010–2018
- Typology of foreign-born population 0–19 years 2019
- Change in household disposable income 2011–2017
- Smart specialisation domains in Swedish regions
- Share of jobs at “high risk” of automation
- Females with tertiary education 2018
- Change in the share of young adults 2000–2019
- Household disposable income – gross regional product ratio 2016
- People employed in the bioeconomy excluding NACE sector A in 2017 and 2009-2017 change
- Internal and international net migration 2010-2018
- Prospective old-age dependency ratio 2019
- Life expectancy at birth for males and females 2017
- Household disposable income 2017
- Internal net migration by age group in the Northern sparsely populated areas 2018
- Males with tertiary education 2018
- Remaining life expectancy at the age of 65
- Change in Gini coefficient 2011-2017
- People employed in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors (NACE Sector A) in 2017 and 2009-2017 change
- Change in working age population 2019-2040
- Total population change by main component 2010-2018
- EU JRC S3 Platform 2019 in Nordic regions
- People employed in the bioeconomy including NACE sector A in 2017 and 2009-2017 change
- General fertility rate 2016-2018 average
- Employment rate 2018
- Regional innovation scoreboard 2019
- Gini coefficient 2017
- Urban-rural typology of the Nordic regions 2020
- Nordregio’s Regional Potential Index 2019
- Largest minority group by municipality 2018
- Nordic greenhouse gas emissions by region 2017 and 2013-2017 change
- Gross regional product per capita in European regions 2017
- Finnish medical record service (Omakanta) users, as a share of total population, in 2018