Food and Agriculture

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Food and Agriculture – Pocket Statistics 2018

The Pocket Statistics Food and Agriculture provides data, facts and useful information about Switzerland’s food supply chain. Did you know, for example, that the cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Aargau produce the greatest number of plums?

Social Security

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Total Social Security Accounts 2016

In 2016, expenditure on social benefits in Switzerland was CHF 170 billion. An increase of 3.3% compared with 2015 can be attributed to the areas of old age and sickness/healthcare that account for the biggest share of expenditure.

Hours worked

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Hours worked in 2017

Between 2012 and 2017, the actual weekly hours worked by full-time employees in Switzerland declined by 15 minutes on average and stood at 41 hours and 7 minutes, whereas the number of weeks of annual holiday continued its gradual increase to 5.14 weeks.

Supplementary accomodation

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Supplementary accomodation in 2017

In 2017, supplementary accommodation posted a total of 15.9 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 6.9% compared with 2016. With 10.8 million units, Swiss visitors represented more than two-thirds of demand (68.3%), i.e. a rise of 7.0%.

Graph of the Week: Federal Act on Gambling (popular vote)

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Graph of the Week: Federal Act on Gambling (popular vote)

Federal Act on Gambling: discover our new graph of the week on the popular vote from 10.06.2018

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Director General

Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General

Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General

“The FSO focuses on the sustainable production of statistical information that can be used for temporal and spatial comparison to successfully fulfil its mission, also in the future”

In focus

Population change

Population change

At the end of 2017, Switzerland had a population of 8 482 200, i.e. 62 600 (+0.7%) more than in 2016.

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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Popular vote on 10.06.2018

Discover all the detailed regional results of the popular votes.

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.

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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