Symbols and abbreviations

Symbols used

Symbols used to describe numbers

p (superscripts) Provisional, for ex. 324p
(number) Relative statistical reliability, for ex. (324)

Symbols used when numbers are indicated

X Not indicated to protect confidentiality
() Not indicated due to inadequate statistical reliability
... Unknown since data has not (yet) been gathered or calculated
* Not indicated because data was not important or applicable

The symbol «-» means zero and is used when numbers have been rounded.

Other symbols are also used when needed. Their meaning is explained in the tables where they appear.

Abbreviations for names of cantons and countries


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