25.11.2021 - New statistical information

Press conference - Swiss land use statistics 2013/18: New results for Switzerland

Switzerland's settlement and urban areas have expanded by a further 181 km2 in the last ten years, which is twice the area of Lake Zurich. Compared with previous decades, however, settlement growth has slowed down slightly. Forests have also expanded, but only in the mountains. Like settlements, they have grown primarily at the expense of agricultural area. In the high mountain regions, glaciers have continued to shrink unabatedly. 

Theme Territory and environment

Attributed documents

  • Land use in Switzerland
    Land use in Switzerland

    Results of the Swiss land use statistics 2018

    Federal Statistical Office, Neuch√Ętel 2021

    FSO number 002-1804

    Published on 25.11.2021

  • Agricultural areas
    Agricultural areas

    Observation period: 2013-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland / Biogeografische Regionen (6)

  • Agricultural areas
    Agricultural areas

    Observation period: 1979-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland

  • Biogeographic regions of Switzerland and their surface area
    Biogeographic regions of Switzerland and their surface area

    Observation period: 2013-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland / Biogeografische Regionen (6)

  • Industrial and commercial areas
    Industrial and commercial areas

    Observation period: 1979-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland

  • Lost agricultural areas: main newly emerged uses
    Lost agricultural areas: main newly emerged uses

    Observation period: 1979-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland

  • Main newly emerged uses
    Main newly emerged uses

    Observation period: 1979-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland

  • Settlement and urban areas
    Settlement and urban areas

    Observation period: 1979-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland

  • Settlement and urban areas
    Settlement and urban areas

    Observation period: 2013-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland / Biogeografische Regionen (6)

  • Share of single and two-family houses
    Share of single and two-family houses

    Observation period: 1979-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland

  • Unproductive areas
    Unproductive areas

    Observation period: 1979-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland

  • Unproductive areas
    Unproductive areas

    Observation period: 2013-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland / Biogeografische Regionen (6)

  • Wooded areas
    Wooded areas

    Observation period: 1979-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland

  • Wooded areas
    Wooded areas

    Observation period: 2013-2018

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 25.11.2021

    Spatial division: Switzerland / Biogeografische Regionen (6)


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