The municipality of Härryda is situated along Route 40 between Göteborg and Borås. Stretching almost 15 kilometres from north to south and 30 kilometres from west to east, it has an area totalling 290 square kilometres. Forests cover about half the area and lakes about one twelfth.
The municipality of Härryda belongs to the province of Västergötland in the county of Västra Götaland.
In Härryda there are six population centres, each with its own characteristics.
When the municipality was established in 1971 it comprised about 17 400 inhabitants. Since then there has been a steady increase and in the end of February 2017 the population was 37 200.
Foreign citizens account for 4.1 per cent of the population, while 14 per cent are of foreign origin. A person of foreign origin has parents born outside Sweden.
Many of the inhabitants are well educated. About a third between 20 and 64 years have post upper secondary education, while the national average is slightly more than a quarter.
The average income is somewhat higher in the municipality compared to the nation. In 2014 this was 353 000 SEK.
Employment in the municipality is mainly within commerce and communications, largely due to Göteborg-Landvetter Airport. Other high-ranking branches are manufacturing and care services.
In December 2016 unemployment was 2.9 per cent.
Many inhabitants leave Härryda every day for work in another municipality. Two thirds, approximately 13 000, in the age-range 20-64 years, commute out. 9 000 do the reverse and commute in to the municipality to work.
Härryda municipality comprised 13 700 households at the end of 2016, the majority, 75 per cent, living in detached or semi-detached houses. Building has increased dramatically over the last few years.
The business sector comprises about 3 500 enterprises, many of which are privately owned limited companies or under self-employment.