Hallands län

Halland is famous for its bathing and beaches, but also consists of a fertile plain, with rivers in wooded valleys, as well as sparsely populated areas of forests and lakes. The county has six municipalities – Laholm, Halmstad, Hylte, Falkenberg, Varberg and Kungsbacka.

Presentation

Housing situation

The county's positive development and increasing population over the last ten year period has not been matched with sufficient housebuilding. Since the early 2000s, there has therefore been a shortage of housing in the population centres in all the coastal municipalities in the county. In particular, there is a shortage of small rented flats. The shortage of housing is particularly noticeable for young persons, students and for those in need of special housing.

Business and employers

The business sector in Halland is varied, and characterised by many small companies. The small company structure has several positive effects, such as a high rate of entrepreneurship, good profitability and growth of the companies. A negative factor is that business in Halland has few knowledge-intensive companies, a generally low educational level and few contacts between universities and society. The largest employers in the area are Halmstad municipality with around 7,800 employees, followed by Region Halland with around 7,200 employees.

Schools and education

Halmstad university has a broad range of education, with several unique programmes. Research is prominent and of good international repute. Campus Varberg offers many vocational courses.

Medical care

The hospitals in Halland are located in Kungsbacka, Halmstad and Varberg. The hospitals employ around 3,500 persons, with a joint management and administration. Apart from the hospitals, there are many public and private family medical centres.

Culture and leisure

Halland offers a wide range of activities for those interested in culture, history, sports, art, music and theatre. The varied landscape offers many interesting visitor attractions and there are more than 160 nature reserves and around 50 building monuments in the county.

Associations and organisations – civil society

In Halland, there is active collaboration between public authorities, municipalities, companies and non-for-profit organisations to create good prerequisites in society for the citizens of the county, both private individuals and business owners, as well as for new arrivals.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the county and in the surrounding counties.

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Organisations

Here you will find information on associations and organisations in the county.

ABF Halland - the Workers' Educational Association

ABF Halland is an adult eduational association offering study circles, courses, lectures and cultural events.

Church of Sweden

The Church of Sweden comprises a wide variety of activities. Its fundamental task is primarily carried out by the parishes all over Sweden.

Dramalogen

Dramalogen sees the opportunity in using culture to create networks for recent immigrants in an open atmosphere where the goal is to get to know other immigrants, but also Swedes, in order to broaden networks, strengthen self-esteem and build unofficial contacts. Cultures meet through culture!

Erikshjälpen

Erikshjälpen's child rights activities include charity shops, field projects, Läkarbanken (volunteer doctors) and material development aid.

Folkuniversitetet

Folkuniversitetet is an adult educational association offering popular and adult education.

Laholm utan Gränser

Laholm utan gränser (Laholm without borders) is a non-profit intercultural association whose purpose is to bridge cultural and linguistic differences between people. We do this by building bridges and creating places where newly arrived refugees, other immigrants and native Swedes living in Laholm can meet. The association's aim is to be a platform where immigrants and native Swedes can meet over shared interests and get to know each other. To achieve this, the association's members arrange various activities.

Lions Club

Lions Club is one of the world's biggest aid organisations. Members volunteer to participate in various social and aid projects to make the world a better place. Lions Club improves the quality of life of people locally, nationally and internationally. Aid is given from person to person and is governed by local needs, as the network of Lions Club members extends to 207 countries and geographical areas.

Medborgarskolan

Medborgarskolan is an educational association offering courses and cultural activities as well as schools ranging from preschool classes to advanced post-secondary school courses.

NBV - the temperance movement's adult education activities

NBV (Nykterhetsrörelsens bildningsverksamhet) is an adult educational association involved with issues concerning alcohol and other drugs, public health and integration. NBV arranges study circles, courses, lectures and cultural events.

Open Heart

The Open Heart project is based on the idea of acting as an intermediary between newly arrived refugees and private individuals who want to rent out their flat, room, summer cottage, guest cottage and the like. There are many families in Sweden who are able and willing to offer housing to newly arrived refugees, but they don't know how to go about it.

Open Heart also conveys contacts between municipalities and families who want to offer their homes as foster homes for unaccompanied children. 

Service map

This shows you what services are available in the county. You can also use the search field for the map to find and pin a location, e.g. a residential address.

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There may be more jobs avaible

Some job ads lacks an address to the workplace and will not be displayed on the map, but can be found under the tab "Vacant jobs".

Municipalities in the county

Hallands

Population

The population increase and employment increase in Halland has been better than the national average. Immigration into the county has been great over the last decades. On 31 December 2013, the population of Halland amounted to 306,840 persons. Halmstad is the largest municipality in the county with around 94,000 inhabitants, and is the county town. Tourism in the county is considerable, and means that the population doubles during summer to around half a million.

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