Most Mölndal residents live in one of the population centres – Mölndal, Kållered or Lindome. About two thirds of housing is detached or terraced houses, or tenant owned flats. Only a third are flats to rent. The fact that few new flats to rent are being built, and the fact that Mölndal is an attractive municipality to live in, means that vacant flats are coveted. Many people who work in Mölndal commute from other municipalities.
The biggest housing companies in Mölndal are
Förbo. Mölndalsbostäder is connected to
Boplats Göteborg, which mediates flats in many municipalities around Gothenburg. Mölndal has no local housing authority. You have to contact property owners and landlords directly to find out how to get on their housing list.
Contact information is available via Eniro.
Language groups in the locality
Aside from Nordic and major European languages, common language groups are Sorani, Arabic, Dari, Persian and Somali.
Associations and organisations
There are about 300 associations in Mölndal, and information about them is available
via Mölndal’s association register. There are few immigrant associations, but most of the major immigrant communities have associations in Gothenburg. Many different religious communities and communions are also represented in Gothenburg.
What is available in the immediate area
The social welfare office and the local
employment agency are located close to the centre of Mölndal. For personal contacts with the Social Insurance Agency and the Tax Agency, refer to their Gothenburg offices.
Flyktingguide Göteborg, which helps Swedes and newly arrived immigrants and refugees to meet, is also in Gothenburg.
For those interested in culture, there are a number of
the Möllan culture centre and cinema,
Mölndal museum and
Gunnebo castle, theatre productions are held in the summer. If you like to do sport as well as watch it, there are
many sports facilities in various parts of the municipality. Many of these are in the district of Åby, which is also home to the Åby harness racing track and an indoor swimming pool. Mölndal also has lots of areas for outdoor activities such as country walks.
There are supermarkets in most of Mölndal’s bigger districts. Shops are otherwise concentrated to Kållered Köpstad, which has an IKEA among many other shops, and to the centre of Mölndal.
Mölndal’s second-hand shop is also near the centre. All the major banks have branches in Mölndal.
All the information you need about municipal and private childcare is available on Mölndal’s website under
Preschools and childcare and
Family day nurseries, day child minders.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
Information about municipal schools is available on Mölndal’s website, for
comprehensive schools and
upper secondary schools. In central Mölndal there is an independent school for preshool – year 9 called
Kvarnhjulet Montessori School.
Municipal adult education is available in many forms, including
Swedish for immigrants. Higher education is available in Gothenburg and Borås.
Health and medical care
Mölndal hospital is one of several medical care institutions within the
Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SU). SU is a county hospital for the inhabitants of the Gothenburg region, with resources to carry out treatments in most specialist areas of medicine and psychiatry.
The Queen Silvia Children and Young Persons hospital is also part of SU. For emergency medical care, turn to the appropriate ward.
Here is a list of all emergency wards.
Mölndal can also offer many of the care services included in
Västra Götaland Region public primary care, also known as Närhälsan. Visit the website and search for the appropriate type of care. There are also some
private medical care centres. Dental care is available from both
national dental health care services and private clinics that you can
find via eniro.se.
When you are in contact with someone who works for Mölndal municipality, you have the right to understand what is being said or written. This may require help by an interpreter. This right also applies to those with serious hearing or speaking disabilities.
Västtrafik runs all public transport in Västra Götaland. Mölndal has good public transport services both within the urban area and to surrounding municipalities as well as the rest of the country. Mölndal station is the local hub for buses, trams and commuter trains. Several daily trains going south to Copenhagen also stop there.
Work and entrepreneurship
Most of the information you need for starting or running a business in Mölndal is available
on Mölndal’s webiste, under Businesses.
Mölndal municipality is also a major employer, with about 5 000 employees. Via
Volunteer in Mölndal you can also become involved with charities and NGOs.