Last updated: 14 5 2020
More and more people are moving to Kungsbacka. Kungsbacka is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Sweden. Easy commuting distance to Göteborg and great job and educational opportunities gives newly arrived immigrants the chance to fulfil their dreams and goals.
Facts about the municipality
Size by area1,473 km²
Distance to larger towns
- Göteborg 29 km
- Halmstad 114 km
- Jönköping 147 km
- Helsingborg 190 km
You neighbours will be both Swedish and immigrant families. The refugee reception in Kungsbacka works actively to prevent housing segregation. In conjunction with our local housing service and two major landlords, Eksta and Aranäs, we offer flats to refugees in all parts of the town, side by side with Swedish and immigrant families.
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Language groups in the locality
Children who speak a language other than Swedish at home can get teaching in their own first language.
We offer first language teaching in Arabic, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Italian, Chinese/Mandarin, Lithuanian, Dutch, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, German, Romanian and sign language.
Associations and organisations
Kungsbacka municipality has a broad range of associations. There are more than 200 not-for-profit associations in the municipality, with a comprehensive and varied offering.
What is available in the immediate area
The municipality has all necessary services, with all public authorities and organisations involved in the establish process of newly arrive immigrants close to hand.
Kungsbacka is one of the largest trading centres in western Sweden. Freeport with around 50 shops, Kungsmässan with around 90 shops. Kungsbacka centre has a monthly market, second-hand shops and low price food shops. Göteborg has international food shops, with products from all over the world.
Kungsbacka municipality offers a broad range of nursery schools, the skilled and committed staff who places the needs of each child in focus and work to give all children security, knowledge and a stable foundation for the future. We do everything we can to ensure your child has the opportunity to show what he or she can do, and get encouragement and acknowledgement.
Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools
Children under the age of 16 years are offered a place in one of our comprehensive schools. Young persons between the ages of 16 and 19 years are given the opportunity to undertake Swedish upper secondary education. The schools offer education of high quality, which takes into account the needs of each pupil.
Children who speak a language other than Swedish at home can get teaching in their own first language. They are then taught their first language as a subject in the comprehensive school and upper secondary school. Pupils can also get study guidance in their first language, in one or several school subjects.
Adults are given the opportunity to read Swedish for immigrants, SfI. If you have education and professional experience from your homeland, your competence will be evaluated. If you do not have education corresponding to comprehensive school, you may be given the opportunity to have supplementary teaching. Every individual – children, young people and adults – has different prerequisites.
An individual teaching plan will help each individual to find the best ways to achieve the goal. You should be able to understand and speak Swedish in everyday life, at work or in school. You will be given knowledge about social conditions in Sweden, working life and about your rights and obligations. You will meet people from working and professional life.
Health and medical care
We will help you to get the medical and social prerequisites to make sure you feel well. Kungsbacka medical centre offers newly arrived persons a health interview, health check and, as necessary, contacts with specialist doctors.
There are opportunities to get help from an interpreter for contacts with public authorities.
The commuter train between Kungsbacka and Göteborg departs every 15 minutes during peak hours, and takes 25 minutes to reach Göteborg. Long-distance trains depart every 30 minutes during peak hours. You can find timetables and prices on the website of Västtraffik.
Work and entrepreneurship
Our municipality, with its 7,611 active companies, is a part of the Göteborg region – a fast growing labour market region and we need your competency and professional experience.