Mobility and transport: pocket statistics 2018

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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: from infrastructure and vehicle stocks to road traffic accidents and tonne-kilometres and person-kilometres covered.

Cross-border Commuters Statistics

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Cross-border Commuters Statistics in 2nd quarter 2018

Approximately 317 000 foreign cross-border commuters work in Switzerland. Their total number increased by 0.4% compared with Q2 2017.

Investment in the construction sector

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Investment in the construction sector in Switzerland in 2017

Construction expenditure in 2017 increased in comparison with the previous year by 0.8% in nominal terms. Compared with the previous year, investment in building engineering projects increased by 2.1%, while investment in civil engineering projects fell by 5.2%.

Swiss Labour Force Survey

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Swiss Labour Force Survey in 2nd quarter 2018: labour supply

The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter 2018 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. The unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) rose during the same period by 0.2 percentage points to 4.6%.

Graph of the Week: Persons in part-time employment

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Graph of the Week: Persons in part-time employment by gender and nationality

Between the fourth quarter 2012 and the fourth quarter 2017, the number of people working part-time rose among both Swiss (+2.7 percentage points) and foreign workers (+1.0). This type of work is common among women (61.4% of Swiss women compared with 47.7% of foreign women).

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Director General

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Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General

“Official statistics are an objective point of reference to guide the actions of a democratic State”

In focus

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Tourism balance of payments

For the second consecutive year, the tourism balance of payments was negative in 2017.

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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Vital statistics

The year 2017 was marked by an increase of 2000 deaths. There were also more registered partnerships and paternity acknowledgements.

Statistical Data on Switzerland 2018

Statistical Data on Switzerland 2018

Did you know that there are around 46 000 known species of flora, fauna and fungi in Switzerland? Find out more and discover other fascinating facts in the new Statistical Data on Switzerland 2018.

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

Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS)

The main purpose of the SLFS is to provide information on the structure of the labour force and employment behaviour patterns.

Swiss Earnings Structure Survey

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

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