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Swiss Statistics

Population size and population composition – Data, indicatorsAgglomerations

Permanent resident population in urban and rural areas

At year-end, in thousands
 20112012201320142015
Total7954.78039.18139.68237.78327.1
Urban core area14990.15042.75106.55168.45224.2
Area influenced by urban cores11721.81742.81767.11790.71812.6
Area beyond urban core influence11242.81253.51266.01278.61290.4
The largest agglomerations 1     
Zurich1266.31280.91296.61315.71334.3
Geneva549.4552.3560.3570.2579.2
Basel524.0527.2532.2537.1541.0
Bern394.6398.9403.1406.9410.9
Lausanne385.7389.6397.5402.9409.3
The largest cities     
Zurich377.0380.8384.8391.4397.0
Geneva188.2189.0191.6194.6198.1
Basel164.5165.6167.4168.6169.9
Bern125.7127.5128.8130.0131.6
Lausanne129.4130.4132.8133.9135.6

1) According to FSO typology "Area with urban character, 2012", areas as defined on 31.12.2015

Source: Population and Households Statistics - STATPOP

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