In 2019, 5993 couples wishing to have children were treated using medically assisted reproduction with in vitro methods. These treatments resulted in 2080 births. The percentage of multiple births following in vitro treatments was 16% in 2016; in 2019 this had fallen to 6%.
While the number of agricultural holdings (49 363 in 2020) continued to decline (−1.3% compared with 2019), more and more holdings became organic (+3.8%). The utilised agricultural area remained almost unchanged.
Hotels in Switzerland recorded a total of 1.9 million overnight stays in March 2021 (+47.1% / +599 000 overnight stays compared with the same month of the previous year). Foreign visitors accounted for 412 000 overnight stays (–25.9% / –144 000).
Households with children under the age of 25 account for just under a third of private households in Switzerland. The majority of children live together with both parents. 13% live in lone-parent households and 6% in patchwork families.
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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.