World Statistics Day

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Third World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020

The Third World Statistics Day runs under the motto “Connecting the world with data we can trust”. Switzerland participates in this global effort as a member of various international organisations, particularly with regard to sustainable development.

Private households

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Private households in 2019

The number of private households in Switzerland was 3.81 million at the end of 2019. The average household size was 2.21 persons. The smallest household size was 1.95 persons in the canton of Basel-Stadt, the largest in Appenzell Innerrhoden (2.43).

Sustainable Development

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17 videos of 17 seconds on the 17 SDGs

The staff at FSO offers you a series of 17 video teasers on the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Official statistics are crucial for measuring progress in all areas covered by 2030 Agenda.

Healthcare workforce

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Spatial distribution of activity and compensation

Help and care services at home are especially common in French and Italian-speaking Switzerland as well as in the main urban areas. In 2018, remuneration for services per inhabitant amounted to CHF 1000 for doctors and CHF 1300 for nursing staff.

Agriculture

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Economic accounts for agriculture: Estimates 2020

In 2020, Swiss agriculture is expected to generate a gross value added of CHF 4.4 billion, an increase of 5.8% compared with the previous year. Total production has remained stable, while production costs have fallen.

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Switzerland’s “Priority OGD”

Data whose reuse could be of particular use to society, the environment and the economy, should be published in a timely manner as Open Government Data. From 2020, the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) is coordinating the creation of a list of “Priority Open Government Data”.

In focus

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Experimental statistics

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

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Reuse of data

The Federal Council wishes to make data management in the public sector easier and more efficient by reusing data. Four pilot projects will be launched at the Federal Statistical Office.

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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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UN Global Virtual Forum on Data 2020

Participate in the United Nations Global Virtual Forum on Data which will take place from 19 to 21 October 2020, starting at 6.30 a.m. (EDT) or 12.30 p.m. (Swiss time)!

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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