Haninge

Last updated: 8 7 2020

Haninge is around 20 minutes from Stockholm and is one of the largest municipalities in the county. In Haninge, you can find pleasant housing, a growing central core with many shops and cafés, but also beautiful archipelago and natural surroundings. Haninge has something for everyone.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

92,672

Size by area

2,177 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Stockholm 20 km
  • Göteborg 475 km
  • Malmö 620 km
View from the water towards Dalarö. In the foreground is a filling station for boats and a sheltered housing facility. Higher up are some large detached houses.

Housing

Haninge Bostäder is a municipal housing company, and you can join the housing queue. There are also a number of private landlords who rent out housing in the municipality. In Haninge, 43 per cent of housing consists of detached one-family houses, 25 per cent are rented flats in multi-occupied houses and 32 per cent are tenant-owner flats in multi-occupied houses.

Playground with climbing frames and swings in the foreground, and a blue and white block of flats in the background.

Language groups in the locality

One quarter of Haninge's population was born in a foreign country. The most common countries of birth, apart from Sweden, are Poland, Finland, Turkey and Chile. There is first language teaching for children and young persons; in Haninge municipality we teach 40 different languages. Read more about first language teaching on Haninge municipality's website.

Associations and organisations

Haninge has many associations that focus on everything from sports and culture to religion and politics. There is something for everyone here. You can find all active associations on the municipality's association register.

Associations advertising outside Föreningens Hus, the Association Centre. The white wooden building also houses a library and a cultural centre.

Haninge has several sports grounds for leisure activities, with many beaches and beautiful natural landscape. There are also a large number of churches and religious congregations in Haninge.

What is available in the immediate area

Haninge has municipal information, employment service, social services and social insurance offices. In Handen centre, there is a large range of shops and restaurants. Just outside central Handen, there are supermarkets and other large shopping areas.

A glazed entrance to Haninge Centrum. Some people are entering and a couple of mothers with prams are standing outside the entrance.

There are also a number of second-hand shops, where you can buy cheap clothing, household goods and furniture. Among them are the municipal second-hand shop Fyndet, where the profits are used for assist those out of work in the municipality.

Haninge Centrum lit up at night.

There are six libraries in Haninge: Brandbergen, Handen, Jordbro, Ornö and Västerhaninge and the book bus. At the libraries, you can borrow books, newspapers and magazines, borrow computers with internet and get help and support from our knowledgeable staff.

Some ladies are in a library looking for books on shelves full of books on different subjects.

Childcare

Haninge has many nursery schools and family day nurseries, both municipal and independent. You child can start from the age of one year. There are two open nursery schools that anyone can attend, and the open nursery school is free of charge.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

There are around twenty municipal comprehensive schools and ten independent comprehensive schoosl in Haninge. The upper secondary schools Fredrika Bremergymnasierna in Haninge are operated by the municipality. There are six different schools with various upper secondary education programmes. There is also a agricultural upper secondary school.

Education opportunities

Haninge offers several options for adult education. If you have turned 20 years, you can start studying at Centrum Vux.You can read courses in mathematics or languages, for example. There are also various vocational courses. You can study in the daytime or in the evening. At Centrum Vux, you can also study Swedish for Immigrants, SfI.

At the Royal Institute of Engineering, you can find various engineering programmes and at Alma folk high school, you can supplement your upper secondary education.

Health and medical care

Haninge has several medical centres, child healthcare clinics, and also a youth clinic. There are also a number of dentists and an ante-natal clinic at Handen hospital. Stockholm county council is responsible for ensuring the county's inhabitants get the health and medical care they need.

Interpreter assistance

If you do not speak or understand Swedish, you are entitled to help from an interpreter of your language when contacting public authorities. You are also entitled to an interpreter if you have impaired hearing or speech. In Haninge, you should tell us that you need an interpreter when you book your appointment, and we will arrange for this.

Public transport

Haninge is accessed by commuter trains or bus. The archipelago also has ferries. The commuter train stops in Handen, Jordbro, Västerhaninge, Krigslida, Tungelsta and Hemfosa when coming from the north. Other places in the municipality can easily be reached by buses, and our islands by ferries. On SL's website you can plan your journey and read more about ticket prices, etc.

Work and entrepreneurship

Haninge municipality has more than 6,000 companies of varying sizes. Everything from small, local companies with a few employees to large international companies, such as Coca Cola. The municipality is the largest employer in Haninge, with nearly 5,000 employees. But as you can reach Stockholm central station in just 25 minutes, you can work anywhere in the Stockholm region without having far to go to work.

A market stall full of different fruits, run by a self-employed fruit seller.

If you are looking for work in Haninge, you should contact the employment service, which has an office in Handen, and they will give you the help you need. The municipality's work centre helps those who have difficulty finding an ordinary job. Here you can get help with work experience or to find a job. If you want to start your own business in Haninge, you can contact NyföretagarCentrum.