Households and families

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Households and families in 2019

Over a third of the 3.8 million private households in Switzerland (36.0%) are single-person households. 27.2% of households are couples without children. 1.1 million (29.3%) are family households with children aged under 25.

Conditions of study and life at higher education institutions

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Conditions of study and life at Swiss higher education institutions in 2020: first results

On average, students undertake 9.7 hours of paid work per semester week in addition to their studies. Roughly three-quarters of students have a job.

Swiss Consumer Price Index

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in February 2021

The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.2% in February 2021 compared with the previous month, reaching 100.2 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was –0.5% compared with the same month of the previous year.

Employment barometer

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Employment barometer in the 4th quarter 2020

In the 4th quarter 2020, the total employment (number of jobs) fell by 0.4% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+0.1% with previous quarter). Among women, the decrease was 0.6%, while employment among men fell by 0.3%.

Contraception

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Swiss Health Survey 1992–2017: Contraception in Switzerland

In 2017, about two out of three persons in Switzerland used one or more contraceptive methods. Condoms (42%) and the pill (31%) were used most often. In 1992, more than half of women who used contraception took the pill (52%).

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New Open Government Data manual

Do you wish to publish new, open government data in a machine-readable format? Our new manual tells you how to prepare, publish, maintain and use open government data. The manual is currently only available in French and German.

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

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.

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Statistical Yearbook and Statistical Data on Switzerland 2020

The Statistical Yearbook of Switzerland 2020 and Statistical Data on Switzerland 2020 have just been published. Both publications provide a clear summary of relevant facts about our society, economy, environment and other topics.

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Mobility and transport: pocket statistics 2018

The brochure “Mobility and transport – Pocket
statistics 2018”  contains the key
facts and figures on transport in Switzerland.

Data Innovation Strategy

Data Innovation Strategy

The FSO has adopted a new data innovation strategy. This constitutes the first response by official statistics to the challenges posed by the digital revolution.

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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.

Event

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Road to Bern

The latest information about the Road to Bern events before the UNWDF is held in Switzerland in 2021.

Remark

Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).

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