Tourist accommodation

Tourist accommodation in 2017

Tourist accommodation in 2017

In 2017, the Swiss hotel industry recorded 37.4 million overnight stays, a level close to that of the record years of 1990 and 2008. Compared with 2016, this represents growth of 5.2% (+1.9 million). Foreign visitors registered 20.5 million overnight stays, a 6.1% increase (+1.2 million).

Rented dwellings

Owners of rented dwellings in 2017

Owners of rented dwellings in 2017

In 2017, almost half (49%) of the about 2.1 million rented dwellings in Switzerland were owned by private individuals. However, there are regional differences: in Ticino 71% of rented dwellings were owned by private individuals while in the Lake Geneva region this share was 41%.

Upper secondary first qualification

Upper secondary first qualification rate 2015

Upper secondary first qualification rate 2015

In 2015, 90.9% of young people in Switzerland had obtained an upper secondary level qualification by the age of 25. Regardless of the region considered, qualification rates in the cities were comparatively low.

Road motor vehicles

Road motor vehicles in 2017

Road motor vehicles in 2017

In 2017, there were over 6 million motorised road vehicles in Switzerland for the first time: With around 6 053 000 units, the total stock exceeded the previous year’s value by 1.2% or 73 000 vehicles. Among the new registrations, diesel-powered cars recorded a decrease of 9% compared with the previous year.

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Consumer Price Index (CPI): basket and weights

Consumer Price Index (CPI): basket and weights

The Swiss Consumer Price Index basket is newly weighted every year. This takes into consideration the changing consumption habits of private households. The new weights of the 2018 basket are based on the results of the 2016 Household Budget Survey.

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Director General

Dr. Georges-Simon Ulrich, Direktor des BFS

Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich

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In focus

Mobility of the population: latest results

Mobility of the population: latest results

In 2015, the Swiss resident population travelled an average of 36.8 kilometres within Switzerland per person per day, for 90.4 minutes.

Population census system

Population census system

From a comprehensive census conducted every 10 years, the federal population census became an annual event in 2010. An evaluation of this new census system has been carried out.

Women and men in Europe

Women and men in Europe

A fascinating insight into the subject of women and men in Europe can be gained from the European Statistical System’s collective publication.

Multi-Annual Programme

Multi-Annual Programme

The multi-annual programme for statistics is a management and planning foundation for the long-term strategy of federal statistics.

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.

Surveys

Structural survey

The structural survey is a component of the Population Census and complements information obtained from registers with additional statistics on the structure of the population. In this survey, part of the population fill in a written questionnaire.

Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS)

The main purpose of the SLFS is to provide information on the structure of the labour force and employment behaviour patterns.

Swiss Earnings Structure Survey

The Swiss Earnings Structure Survey (ESS) is a written survey, carried out every two years in enterprises in Switzerland.

Remark

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