A stronger core with improved infrastructure creates an enlarged labour market
At the same time as Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities grow via a migration surplus and a birth surplus, Gothenburg’s labour market will also grow by attracting more people to work in the region's core areas. As the infrastructure improves, the core becomes denser with newly created jobs and more people will choose to commute to and from the region.
From 2018 and onwards, Trollhättan’s labour market will be part of Gothenburg’s labour market. As a result, Gothenburg’s labour market will expand with more than 220,000 inhabitants. Later, in the year 2025, also Borås’ labour market will be part of Gothenburg’s labour market. With the labour market of Borås, the number of inhabitants in Gothenburg’s labour market will increase by another 230,000. By 2030, Gothenburg’s labour market will have more than 1,750,000 inhabitants, both through a densification of the core and via an enlarged labour market.
Source: Statistics Sweden and Business Region Göteborg
* Gothenburg’s labour market includes Ale, Alingsås, Bollebygd, Falkenberg, Gothenburg, Härryda, Kungsbacka, Kungälv, Lerum, Lilla Edet, Mölndal, Orust, Partille, Stenungsund, Tjörn, Varberg, Vårgårda and Öckerö.
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