The municipal housing company, AB Bostäder, has flats to rent in central Lidköping, Saleby, Järpås, Vinninga, Gillstad, Tun and Örslösa.
Local housing authority
There is no local housing authority in Lidköping municipality.
Language groups in the locality
The most common language groups among people with a non-Nordic background here are Arabic, Somali, English, Tigrinya, Dari, Tigre, Pashto, Russian, Kurmanji and Thai.
Associations and organisations
Lidköping has an active civil society with many registered associations, for sports, culture, outdoor life, exercise and much more. There are also a number of churches and religious communions. You can find associations to suit your interests
in the association register.
also has a music school, run by the municipality, where children and young people have an opportunity to try out and learn to play an instrument.
What is available in the immediate area
Our municipality has many services in the immediate area, including a library, a local employment agency, social welfare office, social insurance agency, tax office, banks and a pharmacy. There are many supermarkets, and several furniture shops and second-hand shops. Some of the shops are located just outside the centre, and can be reached by excellent public transport.
The municipality has childcare close to residential areas. Lidköping has
preschools and family day nurseries for children between the ages of 1 and 5. There are childcare services for parents with inconvenient working hours and there are open facilities for you and your children to get together with others. The municipality also has an independent preschool.
Open preschool offers pedagogic group activities for children and can also offer you support in your parenting role. Open preschool is for parents of small children (from babies to six-year-olds). Adults and children meet here to spend time together and play. The activity is free of charge and no registration is necessary.
Recreation centres are for schoolchildren between the ages of 6 and 12 whose parents are working or studying. Recreation centres complement schools and give children meaningful leisure time and support in their development. Children spend time at the recreation centre before and after school or during holidays.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
Preschool classes are a voluntary form of schooling for six-year-olds, intended as a bridge between preschool and comprehensive school. Most six-year-olds in Sweden are enrolled in preschool classes. All comprehensive schools in Lidköping municipality offering year 1-6 also have preschool classes.
Comprehensive school is compulsory for all children between the ages of seven and sixteen. Most children in Sweden begin year 1 in the autumn of their seventh year.
International class is a preparatory class for newly arrived pupils between the ages of seven to sixteen.
Lidköping municipality’s upper secondary school is
De la Gardiegymnasiet, a centrally located school full of life and possibilities. With more than 2000 pupils and 300 employees, it is the biggest upper secondary school in Skaraborg County. The municipality is also home to the independent
Thoren Innovation School.
If you want to study in Lidköping there is plenty of choice and lots of possibilities.
Campus in Lidköping you can study at different levels: secondary, upper secondary, higher vocational education or higher education. Campus also offers
Swedish for immigrants, which is a basic course in the Swedish language. It is intended for immigrants who lack basic knowledge of Swedish. Courses are offered at the basic and upper secondary levels.
Health and medical care
Skaraborgs sjukhus in Lidköping, like Skaraborgs sjukhus in Skövde, is an emergency hospital. Care services include internal medicine, surgery, urology, orthopaedics, gynaecology, anaesthesia/operative/intensive care, radiology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
The hospital also has outpatient consultancies for paediatrics, eyes, ears-nose-throat, hearing and deafness, adult psychiatry, children and youth psychiatry, children and youth rehabilitation, and a laboratory with a blood bank.
Interpretation services are available for all contacts with public authorities.
The Integration unit can help you arrange an interpreter.
Work and entrepreneurship
In addition to Lidköping municipality, there are several large employers including Såtenäs flygflottilj (Såtenäs Air Force wing), Region Västra Götaland, Dafgård, Jula, Electrolux, Volvo, Arla, Promens and Fazer. You can search for companies in Lidköping’s company register.
Gothenburg and Trollhättan are both within commuting distance thanks to good public transport services.