Types of building owners

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Types of building owners in 2020

In 2020, around two-thirds of residential buildings (67.5%) were owned by private individuals. More than one in ten buildings were owned by legal persons (11.5%). Joint ownership accounted for 14.4% of properties.

Continuing education

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Continuing education in Switzerland in 2021

In 2021, 45% of the population took part in continuing education. This share is relatively high, but compared with the last survey in 2016, it corresponds to a decrease of around 17 percentage points. This is largely explained by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Road vehicles

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New registrations in April 2022

In April 2022, a total of 25 361 new motor vehicles were put into circulation on the roads in Switzerland. This is 27% less than what was reported in the same month of the previous year. For passenger cars, the change with respect to the previous year was -29% (petrol: -39%; diesel: -42%; normal-hybrid: -11%; plug-in-hybrid: -34%; electric: +6%).

Cultural economy

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Cultural workers and cultural enterprises

In 2021, there were 281 000 cultural workers working in culture as their main job; this was 5.7% of all economically active persons. For the first time, cultural workers in a subsidiary job are also shown: In 2021, this was 39 000 persons, representing 11.1% of all employed persons with a subsidiary job.

Interactive and visual

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Expenditure of general government by function

How was government spending in Switzerland distributed between the different functions in 2020? What was the most money spent on? See the new interactive graph of the week to find out!

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Remark

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Open Government Data (OGD)

The FSO’s Open Government Data unit is responsible for implementing the Swiss OGD strategy for 2019–2023 in close cooperation with the Department of Home Affairs (FDHA).

In focus

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Experimental statistics

Experimental statistics are produced using new methods and/or new data sources.

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Structural survey 2021

The structural survey of the population census is currently underway. The questionnaire can be answered online or in paper form. A free hotline is available for enquiries.

Statistics counts

The "Statistics count" website highlights the importance of statistics for all stakeholders in society. 

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Switzerland in 23 infographics

Key data are presented in 23 infographics covering all the official statistics topics.

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Monitoring of the legislature plan

The purpose of the legislature indicators is to observe the objectives defined by the Federal Council and Parliament in the 2019–2023 Legislature Plan.

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Demographic portrait of Switzerland

The new publication "Demographic Portrait of Switzerland" provides an overview of the latest data on the size, structure and growth of the population.

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Multi-annual programme

The Confederation’s statistical multi-annual programme sets out the Federal Council’s guidelines for official statistics for the legislative period up to 2023 and provides an overview of the strategic goals, priorities and activities for all government offices.

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Artificial Intelligence

At its meeting on 25.08.2021, the Federal Council decided to develop a “Competence Network for Artificial Intelligence” (CNW AI). The corresponding unit for this will be attached to the FSO.

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