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Population - Key figures

Main indicators

 2012
Resident permanent population at year-end (in 1000)8039.1
Men (in %)49.4
Women (in %)50.6
Age groups (in %) 
0-19 years20.4
20-39 years26.7
40-64 years35.5
65+ years17.4
Average age41.6
Foreigners (in %)23.3
Population growth (in %)1.1
No. of children per woman1.5
Life expectancy at birth (in years) 
Men80.5
Women84.7
No. of divorces per 1000 inhabitants2.2
Households 
Single-person households (in 1000)1261.7
Family households with children (in 1000)1163.2
Average size of private households (no. of persons)2.26
Population density (inhabitants per km2)201.0

Source: STATPOP, BEVNAT, Structural Survey

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