Increased willingness among young people to move to Northern Sweden

The willingness to move to northern Norrland in Sweden is increasing considerably. This is reported by the Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB, which operates iron ore mines in Norrbotten.

A new survey conducted by Novus on behalf of LKAB shows that almost two out of three young adults are willing to consider moving to Norrbotten and Västerbotten.

"It's a big difference from the last two years when we did this survey. Above all, interest among young people and job seekers has increased sharply, and it is very positive to see that the threshold has been lowered to get people to move here, says Maria Reinholdsson, HR Director at LKAB. 

More than one in three (35 per cent) are open to moving north themselves, and the willingness to move is most evident among young people. From the fact that 41 percent could consider moving to North Norrland last year, 62 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 are now willing to move to North Norrland if conditions are right. Among all respondents, the main reasons were proximity to nature (43 percent), job opportunities (39 percent) and less stress (21 percent).

The survey also shows that over half of Swedes (54 percent) believe in a stronger development in the north than in the rest of the country, which is an increase of 4 percentage points from last year.