Welcome to Motala – Östergötland’s harbour town! In Motala, it is easy to live an active life, with lots of room for spontaneity and choice. Here, the prerequisites are good for an active life in every way – beaches, sports, nature, fishing, boating, culture, associations – and lots more. The fact that everything is nearby and easily accessible increases the value further. Do you want to try out a rather greater life in a smaller town? Come to Motala.


Vattennära boende i Motala


The location close to the water offers many fine locations for housing. In Motala municipality, there are rented flats, tenant-owner flats and single-family homes. Rented flats are available from various property owners, among them the municipal company Platen. You can find other landlords on Motala municipality's website. Tenant-owner flats and single-family houses can be found on Hemnet and more information about the various housing areas in Motala is available on the municipality's website. Are you looking for a building plot? Join the building plot queue.

Language groups in the locality

Major language groups in Motala municipality are Arabic, Dari/Pashtu/Persian, Somali, Tigrinya, Finnish, Kirundi, French, Sorani/Kurmanji, Polish, Romani, Arli, Russian, Spanish, Syrian, Thai and Vietnamese.

Associations and organisations

Motala has many special interest associations, such as ethnic associations or leisure activity associations. If you are looking for any particular association, you can find them in the municipality's association register. Here are some of the associations:

  • Arabic friendship association

  • Bosnian association Liljan

  • Croatian associations

  • Kurdish association

  • Somali cultural association

  • Syrian association

  • Syrian Orthodox Church's youth association

  • Syrian Orthodox Church Mariakyrkan

  • South Africa committee


What is available in the immediate area

Motala municipality can answer your questions at the reception of the municipality house by telephone 0141-22 50 00 or on location at Drottninggatan 2, 591 35 Motala.

Bryggan – introduction unit for new arrivals in Motala municipality

At Bryggan, people with different skills work together to ensure all new arrivals in Motala get a reception that is equal in value. Motala municipality meets all new arrivals, of all ages, and guide them on to the employment service and Swedish for Immigrants courses. All children and young persons meet one of Bryggan's development managers to map their schooling background. The development manager is responsible for providing information about the municipality's childcare and the Swedish school system, and accompanies the child to the receiving school to introduce the new pupil. The first visit to the school nurse takes place already at Bryggan. We can also help with contacting various associations, if you so wish.

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Social services office

Social insurance office

Cheap furniture and household goods:



IKEA in Linköping

Red Cross second-hand


Alf Ek Auktioner


Read more about childcare and the open nursery school on Motala municipality's website.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

In Motala municipality, there are pre-school classes (from 6 years), comprehensive schools (from 7 years, obligatory schooling for 9 years) and upper secondary schools (3 years after completed comprehensive schooling) with several programmes: Children and Leisure, Building and Construction, Economics, Electricity and Energy, Vehicles and Transport, Apprenticeship, Humanities programme, Industrial Technology, Introductory programme, Culture, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology and Health and Personal Care. You can find information about all schools and programmes on the municipality's website.


Education opportunities

Motala municipality offers adult education of various types, such as vocational college education within measurement technology, dementia care/assistant nurse, and qualified nurse within psychiatry and personal care. We also offer Swedish for Immigrants (SfI), chef training, some further education within production technology and nursery school and school teacher training. There are also opportunities for entrepreneurship training for those who want to start their own business, and also support from Nyföretagarcentrum.

Health and medical care

Read more about health and medical care on Motala municipality's website.

Interpreter assistance

If you have an appointment with a municipal official and speak another language than Swedish, you are entitled to an interpreter. The official will arrange this.

Public transport


From the south: E4 to Ödeshög, where you change to national road 50 towards Örebro.

From the north: national road 50 towards Jönköping takes you all the way to Motala.

From the east: E4 to Linköping, where you change to national road 34 (formerly 36) to Motala.







Blåklintsbuss (Motala – Stockholm)


Linköping airport

Norrköping airport

Skavsta airport


Work and entrepreneurship

The largest employers in Motala are Motala municipality, the county council, Autoliv Electronics, Motala Verkstad, Poppelstaden Omsorgsförvaltning and Proxima Specialistvård. The largest employer in Borensberg is Arla Plast, and at commuting distance from Motala (approx. 40 minutes by train) there are also job opportunities in Linköping.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the municipality and the surrounding area.

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Job headingProfession
Barnbibliotekarie till bokbussen (vik) Bibliotekarie
Fritidspedagog / Lärare i fritidshem (vik) Lärare i fritidshem/Fritidspedagog
Butiksmedarbetare Butikssäljare, fackhandel
Specialistläkare Anestesi och intensivvård , Aleris Specialistvård Motala Specialistläkare
McDonald’s söker medarbetare till restaurang Motala Restaurangbiträde
Grundskollärare i Ma / No eller Sv / So Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 4-6
Barnkär personlig assistent sökes till Motala Personlig assistent
Barnkär personlig assistent sökes till Motala Personlig assistent
Sjuksköterska , Mobila omvårdnadsteamet Sjuksköterska, psykiatrisk vård
Barnskötare 100% (visstid) Barnskötare
Barnskötare 100% (visstid) Barnskötare
Förskollärare 100% (visstid) Lärare i förskola/Förskollärare
Förskollärare 100% Lärare i förskola/Förskollärare
Grundskollärare åk 4 - 5 Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 4-6
Pedagogassistent (Visstid) Pedagogassistent
Grundskollärare 4 - 6 Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 4-6
Elevassistent 100% (Vik) Elevassistent
Fysioterapeut / sjukgymnast Rehab väst Fysioterapeut/Sjukgymnast
Elevassistent Elevassistent
Modersmålslärare i bengali ca 25% Modersmålslärare i grundskolan

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Service map

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There may be more jobs avaible

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

42 000

Size by area

1284 km2

Distance to larger towns

Norrköping – 10 mil

Jönköping – 10 mil

Örebro – 10 mil

Linköping – 4 mil

Stockholm – 25 mil

Göteborg – 26 mil​

Municipality’s website​

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