Neuchâtel, 22.01.2015 (FSO) – In 2013, 2.4 million of the 6.8 million people aged 15 or more living in Switzerland had a migration background. Four-fifths of them were born abroad; the remaining fifth were born in Switzerland but to parents who were born abroad. Over a third (35%) held a Swiss passport. This younger population is slowing down the ageing of the resident population in Switzerland. These results and others come from the Federal Statistical Office's (FSO) study on the migration status of the permanent resident population.
Neuchâtel, 19.01.2015 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell in December 2014 by 0.4% compared with the previous month. The index stands at 96.1 points (base December 2010 = 100). A decline of 2.1% was recorded in comparison with the same month in the previous year. The annual average price level fell by 1.1% compared with 2013.
Neuchâtel, 16.01.2015 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays fell by 1.2% in November 2014 compared with November 2013 (in nominal terms -1.9%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector rose by 0.2% in November 2014 compared with October 2014 (in nominal terms +0.2%).
Neuchâtel, 16.01.2015 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Swiss hotel industry registered 1.9 million overnight stays in November 2014, which corresponds to a stable result (+447 overnight stays / no relative variation) compared with November 2013. Domestic visitors generated 870,000 overnight stays, i.e. a decline of 0.8% (-6700 overnight stays). Foreign visitors recorded 990,000 overnight stays, representing an increase of 0.7% (+7200 overnight stays).
Neuchâtel, 09.01.2015 (FSO) - The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.5% in December 2014, reaching 98.6 points (December 2010=100). Compared with the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was -0.3%, compared with annualised rates of -0.1% in November 2014 and of +0.1% in December 2013. The average annualised inflation rate in 2014 was 0.0%.
Neuchâtel, 23.12.2014 (FSO) - The farming family continues to be the pillar of Swiss agriculture. More than 80% of farm employees were family members, a third of which did not receive payment for the work they carried out. Overall 8% of farms were managed by women. These were the initial findings of the additional survey of the Farm Census 2013, conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The survey was evaluated by the FSO on account of the United Nations International Year of Family Farming.
Neuchâtel, 18.12.2014 (FSO) - 73% of Switzerland's inhabitants live in agglomerations which consist of core cities and peripheral communes. This value is calculated on the basis of a new statistical definition for areas with urban character developed by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The new method means it is possible to better depict urbanisation in Switzerland in statistical terms.
Neuchâtel, 18.12.2014 (FSO) - According to the construction price index compiled by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), construction prices remained practically unchanged between April and October 2014 (-0.1%). This stability is the result of two opposing trends: a slight decline in building prices (-0.3%) and a marginal increase in civil engineering prices (+0.6%). The outlook for 2015 of a lower work volume mainly in the construction of dwellings incites enterprises not to change their prices in order to secure contracts. In year-on-year comparison, construction registered a price decrease of -0.3% (-0.3% in building and -0.3% in civil engineering).
Neuchâtel, 16.12.2014 (FSO) - In 2013, 257,192 people in Switzerland received financial social assistance. The social assistance rate rose in comparison with the previous year by 0.1 percentage points and amounted to 3.2% of the population. Children and young people continue to be at greatest risk of needing social assistance. The social assistance risk of people over 45 has been increasing since 2005. These are some of the findings from the Swiss Social Assistance Statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 16.12.2014 (FSO) - According to the results from the Federal Statistical Office's latest survey on internet use in households, 84% of Switzerland's adult population used the internet in the first quarter of 2014. Participation in social networks is one of the activities that has grown the most since the last survey in 2010. Social networks are popular not only among young people: almost half of internet users aged between 35 and 44 are also active on these networks.