Fast facts about Västerås

Västerås is the sixth largest municipality in Sweden with a population of 140 000*. Here you will find fast facts about Västerås.

Population: 145 218 people

Average age, women: 42 *statistics from 2014

Average age, men: 40 *statistics from 2014

Increase in population during the year: 1 516 people

Born: 1 695 people

Died: 1 224 people

Moved here: 7 009 people

Moved away: 5 959 people


The County Governor is Minoo Akhtarzand.

The Chief Executive Officer of the city is Bo Dahllöf.

The Bishop is Mikael Mogren.

The largest employers are Västerås Stad (the City of Västerås), ABB, ICA and Landstinget Västmanland (Västmanland County Council).

The name Västerås comes from Västra Aros (Aros = river mouth), west of the river mouth.


Population figures relate to 2015, unless otherwise stated.
Source: Statistics Sweden