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Swiss Statistics

Migration and integration – Data, indicatorsNationality

Foreign permanent resident population by nationality

At year-end, in thousands
 20102011201220132014
Total1766.31816.01870.01937.41998.5
EU-28/EFTA countries1135.01177.51223.41276.91326.9
Germany263.3275.3284.2292.3298.0
France95.699.9104.0110.1116.9
Italy287.1288.0291.8298.9306.4
Austria37.037.938.839.540.3
Portugal212.6223.7237.9253.2262.7
Spain64.165.869.475.379.6
Other European countries369.1368.3368.4369.9371.4
Serbia121.9109.398.790.778.1
Montenegro2.02.02.12.42.5
Turkey71.871.470.870.470.0
Africa71.574.878.283.986.7
America74.576.677.778.479.0
Asia110.5113.6117.2122.9128.8
Oceania4.04.14.14.14.2
Stateless, unknown nationality (or not stated)0.81.11.11.21.5

Source: Population and Households Statistics (STATPOP)

The majority of Switzerland’s foreign permanent resident population are of European origin, the most of whom are nationals of an EU or EFTA member state. The largest group of foreigners are Italian (15,3%), followed by nationals of Germany (14,9%), Portugal (13,1%) and France (5,8%).

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