The Swedish Agency of Cultural Policy Analysis continuously publish the results of our analyses in a report series that comprises horizon scanning analyses, analyses of reforms, measures and efforts in the cultural policy arena.

The official statistics are published in the Agency’s statistics series, Kulturfakta, and in the form of downloadable Excel tables. Our reports are in Swedish and provided with an English summary.

Official Statistics of Sweden

Sweden’s Official Statistics (SOS) are statistics that are particularly important for describing Sweden. Official statistics contribute to the development of our society by being objective and relevant, which benefits citizens.

The Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis has been tasked by the Government to be responsible for the official statistics within the cultural field: cultural heritage/historic environment, museums, public cultural expenditure and film. As a government agency responsible for statistics, we are responsible for ensuring that

  • the statistics are objective
  • the statistics are documented; and
  • the statistics are accompanied by a quality declaration.

Official statistics must be kept publicly available free of charge on the internet. All official statistics must bear the text Sweden’s official statistics and/or carry the logo.

The logo and the text Sweden’s official statistics may not be used in further processing of the official statistics.

The Agency is also tasked with developing the official statistics so as to include the visual and performing arts.

Government agency networks

There are about thirty government agencies in Sweden who are responsible for the official statistics. Statistics Sweden is responsible for coordinating and supporting the system for official statistics.

To read more about what constitutes official statistics and which government agencies form part of the network, visit Statistics Sweden’s website:


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