UN World Data Forum 2021

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Sustainable development: Ernst Bromeis is committed to clean water

As part of the UNWDF, Ernst Bromeis, a water ambassador and expedition swimmer, tells us in Romansh why he is committed to cleaner water.

Tourism investments

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Tourism investments statistics in 2019

In 2019, 19.9% of all investments in tourist accommodation in Switzerland were in touristic localities. Since 2013, the share of investments in new residential buildings among the entire investment in construction in touristic localities fell from 50.1% to 38.9%.

Population

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Population size and change in Switzerland in 2020

At the end of 2020, Switzerland’s permanent resident population was 8 670 300 persons. It has thus increased by 64 300 persons compared with the end of 2019 (+0.7%). Most cantons recorded a population increase with the exception of Neuchâtel, Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Ticino.

Public transport

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Public transport in 2020: railway transport and accidents

In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, considerably fewer passengers and goods were transported by rail than in the previous year. In passenger transport, transport performance fell by a record 39%.

Interactive and visual

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First names of newborns

Which were the ten most popular first names for baby girls and boys in Switzerland’s four language regions in 2021? How has the popularity of certain first names changed over time? Find out with the new interactive graph of the week.

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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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Road to Bern

It's the final stretch before the UN World Data Forum! Find more information on the programme and participants here.

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Central economic statistics of the FSO on opendata.swiss

In a joint project of the FSO and the KOF, central economic data were identified which will gradually be published as OGD and made available on the federal opendata.swiss platform.

In focus

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Experimental statistics

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

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Artificial Intelligence

At its meeting on 25.08.2021, the Federal Council decided to develop a “Competence Network for Artificial Intelligence” (CNW AI). The corresponding unit for this will be attached to the FSO.

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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.

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Police crime statistics 2020

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

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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.

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SwissCovid App Monitoring

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

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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.

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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.

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