Research and development

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Research and development in Switzerland 2017

Switzerland dedicated CHF 22.6 billion to research and development (R&D) in 2017, 2% more than in 2015, the year of the last survey. Enterprises remained the main producers of research accounting for more than two thirds of expenditure.

Wages

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Wage gap between women and men

On the FSO’s behalf, B, S, S. Economic Consultants analysed the gender wage gap (ESS 2016). It showed the following: What share of the wage gap can be explained by factors such as age, education and sector? What share of the gap remains unexplained?

 

Wage evolution

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Wage evolution in 2018

In 2018, nominal wages rose by 0.5% on average compared with 2017. Given an average annual inflation rate of +0.9%, real wages registered a decrease of 0.4%.

 

Childbirth and maternal health

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Childbirth and maternal health in 2017

In 2017, 85 990 women gave birth in a Swiss hospital or birthing home. The rate of caesareans has been gradually falling since 2014.

 

Graph of the Week

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Nominal wages, consumer prices and real wages

How did nominal wages, consumer prices and real wages develop between 1990 and 2017? See our new graph of the week to find out!

Publications

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Agenda

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Director General

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Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General

“Official statistics works in complete scientific and methodological independence.”

In focus

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Experimental statistics

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

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.

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Statistical Yearbook and Data

The 126th edition of this long-standing publication offers a collection of contemporary data from the 21 topics covered by official statistics.

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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.

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.

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.

Language, religion and culture survey

The survey on language, religion and culture has the aim of providing statistical information on the current situation and the evolution of practices in these areas.

Swiss Earnings Structure Survey

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

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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