With 83.6 out of 100 points, Sweden ranks first in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Between 2005 and 2017, Sweden’s score increased by 4.8 points (+ 1 point since 2015) and it is 16.2 points above the EU’s score. Despite slower progress towards gender equality than other EU Member States, Sweden has maintained its rank since 2005.

Sweden’s scores are the highest in the domains of health (94.7 points) and time (90.1 points). Gender inequalities are most pronounced in the domain of knowledge (73.8 points). Between 2005 and 2017, its scores improved in all domains. Greatest improvements are in the domains of power (+ 9.3 points) and knowledge (+ 5.7 points). Sweden’s progress was slowest in the domains of time (+ 0.5 points) and money (+ 2.7 points).

Between 2005 and 2017, Sweden improved its Index scores. Throughout this period, Sweden’s scores were higher than the EU’s, but improved more slowly. The gap between Sweden and the EU has decreased over time.

Explore the Gender Equality Index 2019 on our website and find out the score for your country.