With 83.8 out of 100 points, Sweden ranks 1st in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. Its score is 15.9 points above the EU’s score.

Since 2010, Sweden’s score has increased by only 3.7 points (+ 0.2 points since 2017). Despite making slower progress towards gender equality than some other EU Member States, Sweden has maintained its leading position since 2010.

Further information

Explore the Gender Equality Index 2020

Gender Equality Index 2020: Digitalisation and the future of work

Gender Equality Index 2020: factsheets for all EU countries

Press release: Can we wait 60 years for gender equality?