A high level of emigration is reported in Sweden during 2013 when over 50,600 people left the country last year, said Swedish Central Statistics Bureau in a statement on Thursday.
Among them, more than 23,500 were women and around 27,100 were men, and it reaches the one of highest levels of emigration in Sweden since the 1880's when one percent of the population in 1987 moved abroad at that time, according to the statement.
The reason for the increase in emigration could be the increased possibilities for moving, but unlike emigrations in the 1880's, a big part of the emigrants today are likely to come back to Sweden.
Meanwhile, the most popular destinations for the Swedish emigrants are the Nordic countries such as Norway, Denmark, and the English-speaking countries like Britain and the United States, which are the most popular four countries.
Among the destinations, people who have moved from Sweden to China dropped by 30 percent last year.
It's worth noticing that 60 percent of the emigrants in 2013 are not born in Sweden and they have lived in Sweden for six years and eight months on average.
The number of people who moved away from Sweden was 51,747 in 2012.