Pillar 2 and 3a for old-age benefits

Pillar 2 and 3a for old-age benefits

Statistics of new pensions, 2015

In 2015 approximately 33,000 persons obtained an old-age pension for the first time from the occupational pension fund. Men received far higher benefits from the 2nd pillar than women.

Occupational pension plans

Occupational pension plans

Occupational pension plans: definitive results 2015

The number of pension fund institutions (IP) continued to fall until the end of 2015 reaching 1782 units (compared with 1866 in 2014). The number of members is constantly increasing and at the end of 2015 was 4'068'196.

Transalpine and cross-border passenger transport

Transalpine and cross-border passenger transport

Transalpine and cross-border passenger transport 2015

In 2015, a daily average of 2.2 million persons crossed the Swiss borders by road and rail. The Alpine Arc was crossed by 110,000 persons per day. Leisure activities were the main reason for trips.

Cross-border Commuters

Cross-border Commuters Statistics 2016

Cross-border Commuters Statistics 2016

The number of foreign cross-border commuters working in Switzerland increased by 11,300 persons (+3.7%) in 2016. Just over half of the cross-border commuters (54.9%) were resident in France, around a quarter (22.6%) were resident in Italy.

Graph of the Week: Consumer Price Index

Graph of the Week: Consumer Price Index

Consumer Price Index (CPI): basket and weights

The CPI measures the change in prices of goods and services which are representative of the private households'consumption in Switzerland.

Publications

Show all

Agenda

Show all

Director General

Dr. Georges-Simon Ulrich, Direktor des BFS

Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich

"Statistics are like a language:
- learn to understand
- discuss
- and further develop it!"
 

In focus

Federal popular vote of 12 February

Federal popular vote of 12 February

Discover regional results (by canton and by district). Results of previous similar popular votes and links to the main relevant statistics.

Research and development

Research and development

Research and development in private enterprises: In 2015, almost 57,000 people worked within enterprises to carry out research activities.

Monitoring of the legislature plan

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 2015-2019 Legislature Plan.

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.

Warning

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).

https://www.bfs.admin.ch/content/bfs/en/home.html