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Swiss Statistics

Migration and integration – Data, indicatorsNationality

Foreign permanent resident population by nationality

At year-end, in thousands
 20092010201120122013
Total1714.01766.31816.01870.01937.4
EU-28/EFTA countries1112.71135.01177.51223.41276.9
Germany251.9263.3275.3284.2292.3
France92.595.699.9104.0110.1
Italy290.6287.1288.0291.8298.9
Austria36.737.037.938.839.5
Portugal206.0212.6223.7237.9253.2
Spain65.064.165.869.475.3
Other European countries367.1369.1368.3368.4369.9
Serbia and Montenegro181.3..........
Serbia...121.9109.398.790.7
Turkey71.671.871.470.870.4
Africa57.771.574.878.283.9
America72.774.576.677.778.4
Asia99.3110.5113.6117.2122.9
Oceania4.04.04.14.14.1
Stateless, unknown nationality (or not stated)0.60.81.11.11.2

From 2010: New definition of the permanent resident population, which also includes asylum seekers with a total length of stay of at least 12 months.

Source: Foreign Resident Population Statistics (PETRA), Population and Households Statistics (STATPOP)

85.0% of Switzerland’s foreign permanent resident population are of European origin, three-quarters of whom are nationals of an EU or EFTA member state. The largest group of foreigners are Italian (15,4%), followed by nationals of Germany (15,1%), Portugal (13,1%) and France (5,7%). The proportion of non-European nationals doubled since 1980 to reach 14.9% today.
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