Lerum

Last updated: 5 11 2019

Lerum is a family-friendly municipality with excellent access to the neighbouring city of Gothenburg.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

42,221

Size by area

259 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Göteborg 22 km
  • Borås 27 km
People in the background and a fountain in the foreground, on a square in Lerum.

Foto: Emelie Asplund

Housing

If you are offered to move to Lerum you will have access to a furnished flat where you can live until get your own lease on a rented flat. The municipality will help you look for a flat. It takes about a year before you get an offer on a lease of your own.

Language groups in the locality

Eleven per cent of Lerum's inhabitants were born outside Sweden. Native language lessons are offered in several languages, including Arabic, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Persian, Kurdish, Russian and Polish.

Associations and organisations

Lerum has many associations of different kinds, e.g. sports and athletics clubs and culture and recreation associations. There are associations for children as well as for adults. All associations are listed in an association register.

Children running at full tilt in the Lerum Run.

Foto: Lennart Nordin

What is available in the immediate area

Lerum municipality is made up of several communities, including Lerum, Gråbo and Floda. Each community has a centre where services and commerce are available. Lerum's centre is the biggest, with a wide range of public services and shops. These include the municipal hall, citizens' office, social services, library, employment agency, pharmacy and medical care centre.

A boy is helped by the librarian in a library.

Foto: Emelie Asplund

Gråbo's centre has a supermarket, a pizzeria, a pharmacy and a library, among other shops and services.

Just outside of the centre of Lerum are several other shops, including the budget chain Lidl. Five kilometres outside of Lerum is the shopping area of Hulan, which includes the Ica Kvantum hypermarket.

Lerum's centre is also home to Vattenpalatset, a popular water recreation park. Children and adults from all over the Gothenburg region come here have fun in the water.

What is available in the immediate area

Childcare

Lerum municipality has more than 50 preschools and family day nurseries with qualified and engaged staff. Both municipal and private options exist.

Preschool pupils on a walk.

Foto: Mattias Jansson

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

Lerum municipality has a wide range of education facilities, from preschools, family day nurseries and comprehensive schools to upper secondary schools and adult education. Both municipal and private options exist. In the centre of Lerum is Lerums Gymnasium, which offers several upper secondary programmes. There are also several schools to choose from in the surrounding municipalities, e.g. Gothenburg, Borås or Alingsås.

Education opportunities

Lerum offers many possibilities for adult education. At Lerums vuxenutbildning you can study Sfi (Swedish for immigrants) as well as many other courses and programmes. Courses offered include nursing and care, social studies and computer use. Gothenburg, only 20 minutes away by train, has many more higher education options, e.g. the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

Students having coffee together.

Foto: Emelie Asplund

Health and medical care

Health and medical care services are good in Lerum municipality. There are three medical care centres, located in Floda, Gråbo and Lerum respectively. These also have paediatric centres and obstetric wards. In the centre of Lerum there is also a child and youth medical care centre, a youth clinic, an obstetric ward and rehabilitation clinics. There are also several dental clinics in Lerum municipality, both private and public. National dental health care services are available in Floda, Gråbo and Lerum. In Gothenburg there are several large hospitals with specialist clinics and delivery wards.

Interpreter assistance

Interpreters are available for all contacts with public authorities.

Public transport

The train between Lerum and Gothenburg only takes 18 minutes, and the bus takes 28. Both trains and buses run regularly. The road between Lerum and Gothenburg is an up-to-date motorway. The short distance between Lerum and Gothenburg makes commuting an attractive option. Many people who live in Lerum work in Gothenburg. Complete information about timetables and ticket prices is available on the Västtrafik website.

People on a station platform boarding a train.

Foto: Emma Söderblom

Work and entrepreneurship

The biggest professions in Lerum are education and nursing/care. Other common professions include commerce, building and business services. Work in just about any profession is available in the neighbouring cities of Gothenburg and Borås!