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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
 20102011201220132014
Total7870.17954.78039.18139.68237.7
Urban areas16636.96711.96785.66873.66959.1
Rural areas11233.31242.71253.51266.01278.6
The largest agglomerations 1     
Zurich1249.81266.31280.91296.61315.7
Geneva544.8549.4552.3560.3570.2
Basel521.2524.0527.2532.2537.1
Bern391.9394.6398.9403.1406.9
Lausanne379.2385.7389.6397.5402.9
The largest cities     
Zurich372.9377.0380.8384.8391.4
Geneva187.5188.2189.0191.6194.6
Basel163.2164.5165.6167.4168.6
Bern124.4125.7127.5128.8130.0
Lausanne127.8129.4130.4132.8133.9

1) According to FSO typology "Area with urban character 2012"

Source: Population and Households Statistics - STATPOP

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