The number of bankruptcy proceedings opened against businesses and individuals reached a new record level in 2018. At the same time, total financial losses resulting from ordinary and summary bankruptcy proceedings rose by almost 20%.
More and more people in Swiss cities have graduated from a higher education institution: two in five people (41.3%) complete tertiary education. Married or unmarried couples living in cities are most likely to have the same level of education (56.7%).
At the end of 2018, Switzerland had a population of 8 542 300, i.e. 58 200 persons (+0.7%) more than in 2017. Demographic growth remained below the 1% mark, an increase comparable to that seen in the early 2000s.
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.