Average taxable capacity in the big cities
- Malmö's average taxable capacity declined steadily until 2011. It then levelled out and remained stable for several years. It rose in 2016 by 1% (from 84% to 85%)
- Important factors that explain the relatively low earnings in Malmö:
14.9% unemployment (nat. ave. 7.6%)
Malmö's housing and employment markets
- Factors that play a lesser role compared to Gothenburg and Stockholm:
- Taxable capacity is an effect derived from how many are in work, what education and level of education they have, and their level of income.
- Commuters from Malmö to Copenhagen are not included.
- Two of our neighbouring municipalities, Vellinge and Lomma, are amongst the highest income levels in Sweden. Their inhabitants often work in Malmö or Lund.
- To boost taxable capacity, unemployment needs to drop and full-time employment increase.
- Those jobs actually created in Malmö do not always match the level of education and qualifications of the population.