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Swiss Statistics

Migration and integration – Data, indicatorsNationality

Foreign permanent resident population by nationality

At year-end, in thousands
 20112012201320142015
Total1816.01870.01937.41998.52048.7
EU-28/EFTA countries1177.51223.41276.91326.91361.6
Germany275.3284.2292.3298.0300.7
France99.9104.0110.1116.9123.0
Italy288.0291.8298.9306.4311.7
Austria37.938.839.540.341.1
Portugal223.7237.9253.2262.7267.5
Spain65.869.475.379.682.3
Other European countries368.3368.4369.9371.4371.6
Serbia109.398.790.778.171.3
Montenegro2.02.12.42.52.5
Turkey71.470.870.470.069.2
Africa74.878.283.986.793.8
America76.677.778.479.078.8
Asia113.6117.2122.9128.8136.8
Oceania4.14.14.14.24.2
Stateless, unknown nationality (or not stated)1.11.11.21.51.8

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 (15,2%), followed by nationals of Germany (14,7%), Portugal (13,1%) and France (6,0%).

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