Last updated: 2/12-2022

Ale is an attractive municipality. The strategic location between Gothenburg and Trollhättan, with naure nearby, means that you can live, work and enjoy your leisure time in the best possible ways.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers


Size by area

332 km²


In Ale you can choose: build your own, rent or buy. Live in the centre or perhaps a bit farther out in the countryside. All of this is available within easy reach, with good and well-run public transport.

Language groups in the locality

A variety of language groups are represented in Ale municipality. These include English, Arabic, Dari, Persian and Russian.

Associations and organisations

It's easy to live in Ale. There is a wide range of activities and sights here, coupled with a rich cultural output. In short, Ale has something for everyone. Getting involved in civic life is often a good way of getting to know a new place and making new friends. There is also a large number of popular venues and meeting places where you as newcomer can get to know new people.

What is available in the immediate area

The municipality has a contact centre to which inhabitants can turn when they have questions concerning the municipality. Around Ale Torg are Arbetsförmedlingen, a number of shops, banks and insurance companies. The urban areas of Surte, Bohus and Älvängen also have shops, banks etc.


Ale municipality offers child care for children aged 1-12. There are preschools, day recreation centres and family day nurseries (family child minder). Six-year-olds are offered places in preschool class. In Ale we work continuously to provide high-quality child care. In addition to the municipal preschools there are privately run ones.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

Compulsory school comprises preschool class and years 1-9 in compulsory and special needs education. There are eleven municipal compulsory schools in Ale and one independent school, Ahlafors free school.

Education opportunities

By studying at Komvux you get an opportunity to finish your secondary or upper secondary education. You can also get a special qualification in order to be able to apply to universities or higher vocational education.

We also offer vocational and apprenticeship training, and Swedish for immigrants (Sfi).

Health and medical care

There are medical care centres in the urban areas, including Bohus, Nödinge, Nol and Älvängen. Nol, Bohus and Älvängen have child health care centres. There are also a large number of dentists in the municipality. The nearest emergency ward is in Kungälv, or optionally at Östra Sjukhuset in Gothenburg.

Interpreter assistance

If you do not speak or understand Swedish, you are entitled to have an interpreter in you language for your contacts with the municipality. This intepretation service is free of charge, and the municipality will help you book an interpreter.

Inform the department you are going to meet if you need an interpreter for your meetings with the municipality, and they will help you arrange an interpreter for you visit. Ale municipality hires interpreters through Tolkförmedling Väst.

Public transport

There are five commuter train stations in Ale municipality. At peak hours there are trains between Ale and Gothenburg every fifteen minutes. The commuter trains, along with connecting bus lines and commuter parking for bicycles as well as cars, makes it easy for the public transport user in Ale.

Work and entrepreneurship

Ale municipality has around 2,330 companies in just over 410 different industries. The main industries represented in the municipality are manufacturing and extraction, construction, trade, company services, transportation and storage.

With the municipality's history as the location of the main Tudor battery manufacturer, energy technology is a speciality. Prominent companies in this area include KraftPowercon, Eurocable, Swansons Telemekanik and BS Elcontrol. Other notable businesses in Ale include AkzoNobel, Axel Christiernsson AB and Perstorp.