Contemporary population changes in north Swedish rural areas
2001 (English)In: Fennia, ISSN 0015-0010, E-ISSN 1798-5617, Vol. 179, no 2, 159-173 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
During the 1990s most municipalities and rural areas in northern Sweden have experienced renewed depopulation. At the same time, many regional centres (mainly university cities), but also some rural areas, have shown significant population growth. This article focuses on the latter rural areas and describes their geographical location and the socio-demographic characteristics of their populations. Three types of rural areas with population growth have been identified. Firstly, there are the rural areas within daily commuting distance from regional centres. Secondly, there is a group of rural areas that has benefited from the tourist industry. Most of these tourist resorts are mountain villages close to the border with Norway. Finally, there are also a few rural areas characterised by attractive residential environments and leisure housing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: Geografiska sällskapet i Finland , 2001. Vol. 179, no 2, 159-173 p.
Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94286OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-94286DiVA: diva2:753106