Population change and vital statistics

This image leads to more information about: Population change and vital statistics in 2020: provisional figures

Population change and vital statistics in 2020: provisional figures

Switzerland’s permanent resident population comprised 8 667 100 persons as at 31 December 2020, compared with 8 606 000 on the same date in 2019 (+61 100 persons, +0.7%). This demographic growth is among the lowest seen in the past ten years and corresponds to that seen in 2018 and 2019.

Bankruptcy Statistics

This image leads to more information about: Bankruptcy Statistics 2020

Bankruptcy Statistics 2020

In 2020, the total number of bankruptcy proceedings opened against businesses and individuals declined by 6.6% compared with 2019. Among the regions, the greatest decrease was seen in Ticino (–18.2%).

Swiss abroad

This image leads to more information about: Swiss abroad in 2020

Swiss abroad in 2020

At the end of 2020, more than one in ten Swiss citizens lived abroad. Almost two thirds lived in Europe, notably in France. Their number increased by 0.7% compared with 2019.

Retail trade turnover

This image leads to more information about: Retail trade turnover in February 2021

Retail trade turnover in February 2021

Turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 6.9% in nominal terms in February 2021 compared with the previous year.

Interactive and visual

This image leads to more information about: Our interactive and visual tools

Producer and Import Price Index: Current weighting

Which economic branches carry the most weight in the calculation of the Producer and Import Price Index? Find out with the interactive graph of the week on this topic.

Publications

Show all

Agenda

Show all

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).

This image leads to more information about: Road to Bern

Road to Bern

The Road to Bern shines a light on International Days and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This image leads to more information about: New Open Government Data manual

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

This image leads to more information about: Experimental statistics: Small Area Estimation

Experimental statistics

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

This image leads to more information about: Structural survey

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.

This image leads to more information about: Statistical Yearbook and Statistical Data on Switzerland 2021

Statistical Yearbook and Statistical Data on Switzerland 2021

Both publications provide a clear summary of relevant facts about our society, economy, environment and other topics.

This image leads to more information about: Police crime statistics 2020

Police crime statistics 2020

In 2020, the police recorded 24 398 offences having a digital component. A majority involved «cyber fraud».

This image leads to more information about: 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 2019–2023 Legislature Plan.

This image leads to more information about: SwissCovid App Monitoring

SwissCovid App Monitoring

Discover the latest figures from the FSO on the SwissCovid app!

This image leads to more information about: Multi-annual programme for 2020-2023

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.

This image leads to more information about: Competence centre for data science: new cooperation

Data science

The FSO is joining forces with the Swiss Data Science Center to encourage the use of data science and artificial intelligence within the administration.

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