The Stockholmers drink the most and the Western Norlanders drink the least.
This is shown by a new report from CAN.
– Geographical differences have decreased, but alcohol consumption is still highest in metropolitan municipalities, says Ulf Guttormsson, head of department at CAN.
5.1 liters of alcohol. That’s what the average Stockholmer drank last year.
Close behind are the residents of Halland and Skåne with their 4.7 liters per year.
The figures come from a new report that the Central Association for Alcohol and Narcotics Information, CAN, has made.
Among those who drink the least, we find the counties of Jönköping and Västernorrland, where they drink 3.6 liters of alcohol per person per year.
Women drink the most wine
According to the report, alcohol consumption is decreasing in accordance with decreasing population density.
– Rural municipalities with a tourism industry, however, had similar consumption patterns to metropolitan municipalities, says Ulf Guttormsson, who wrote the report.
The survey started in 2004 and since then the average alcohol consumption per year has decreased. Above all, it is the men who drink less, despite the fact that on average they drink almost twice as much as women.
Last year, 54 percent of men’s alcohol consumption consisted of beer and 20 percent for women. Among the women, wine was drunk the most, 68 percent and 29 percent respectively among the men.
Fact: They drink the most in the country
County – annual consumption per person
Stockholm – 5.1 litres
Halland – 4.7 liters
Skåne – 4.7 litres
Västra Götaland – 4.6 litres
Blekinge – 4.5 litres
Gotland – 4.5 litres
Östergötland – 4.4 litres
Uppsala – 4.3 litres
Örebro – 4.3 litres
Södermanland – 4.2 liters
Kalmar – 4.1 litres
Värmland – 4.1 liters
Norrbotten – 4.1 litres
Jämtland – 4.0 liters
Kronoberg – 4.0 liters
Västmanland – 3.9 litres
Dalarna – 3.9 litres
Västerbotten – 3.9 litres
Gävleborg – 3.8 liters
Jönköping – 3.6 litres
Västernorrland – 3.6 litres
Source: Central Association for Alcohol and Narcotic Information.