Over a third of the 3.8 million private households in Switzerland (36.0%) are single-person households. 27.2% of households are couples without children. 1.1 million (29.3%) are family households with children aged under 25.
Conditions of study and life at higher education institutions
The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.2% in February 2021 compared with the previous month, reaching 100.2 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was –0.5% compared with the same month of the previous year.
In the 4th quarter 2020, the total employment (number of jobs) fell by 0.4% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+0.1% with previous quarter). Among women, the decrease was 0.6%, while employment among men fell by 0.3%.
In 2017, about two out of three persons in Switzerland used one or more contraceptive methods. Condoms (42%) and the pill (31%) were used most often. In 1992, more than half of women who used contraception took the pill (52%).
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The Statistical Yearbook of Switzerland 2020 and Statistical Data on Switzerland 2020 have just been published. Both publications provide a clear summary of relevant facts about our society, economy, environment and other topics.
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.