Every week, a graph illustrating recently published statistics is featured on the FSO homepage. Here you can find all graphs of the week, past and present.
Published March 20th, 2020
Gross income and transfer expenditure
How does the composition of gross income vary by household type? For example, what proportion of someone’s income comes from assets and rent? See our new graph of the week to find out.
Published March 6th, 2020
How does the professional situation of women and men vary in the Swiss labour force by hierarchy level? The percentages shown in the graph of the week are set in relation to the total figure of employed persons per gender.
Published February 28th, 2020
Main languages of the permanent resident population
Which languages do people in Switzerland have as their main language? Which languages gained importance and which lost importance over time? See the graph of the week to find out! Note: Since 2010, it has been possible to state several main languages.
Published February 14th, 2020
Net expenditure on social assistance in the broader sense, by benefit
How did the net expenditure on social assistance in a broader sense develop between 2003 and 2018? Which benefits accounted for the largest share? See our new graph of the week to find out.
Published January 31st, 2020
Evolution of religious landscape
How did the religious landscape in Switzerland develop between 1970 and 2018? Which faith communities grew and which communities saw a decline? How many did not believe in anything? Find out from the new graph of the week.
Published January 10th, 2020
Recipients and rate of the financial social assistance
How did the social assistance rate and the number of recipients of economic social assistance develop between 2005 and 2018? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published December 20th, 2019
Pension fund 2018
How many persons were insured with pension funds in Switzerland in 2018? How many old-age pensions did they pay out and what was the average amount paid out? Find out by taking a look at our infographic of the week!
Published November 22nd, 2019
Switzerland in 23 infographics: Politics
What are the new vote shares of the four Federal Council parties? What is the percentage of women in the National Council? Find out in the infographic on politics, one of 23 updated infographics on all of the FSO’s topic areas.
Published October 11th, 2019
Buildings by period of construction
What percentage of buildings in Switzerland were built before 1946? How many were built subsequently? And what are the differences between the cantons? See our graph of the week to find out.
Published September 13th, 2019
Employment status of the Swiss resident population aged
What employment status was most common in Switzerland in 2019? 53.2% of the permanent resident population aged 15 or over were employees. What about the remaining 46.8%? See our graph of the week to find out.
Published August 30th, 2019
Grants: recipients and amounts by educational level
How were grants distributed across the various educational levels in 2018? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published July 5th, 2019
At-risk-of-poverty rate among employed persons
What is the at-risk-of-poverty rate among employed persons in Switzerland? How high or how low is this rate in European comparison? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published June 21st, 2019
Age structure of Swiss nationals
What is the population composition of Swiss nationals by age and sex? Does a comparison of the structure of people living in Switzerland and those living abroad show a different picture? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published May 3rd, 2019
Nominal wages, consumer prices and real wages
How did nominal wages, consumer prices and real wages develop between 1990 and 2017? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published April 12th, 2019
Growth of transport costs by transport mode
How did the costs for transport develop between 2010 and 2015 by mode of transport (air, rail or road)? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published March 29th, 2019
The 20 most common countries of residence of Swiss citizens living abroad
What are the twenty most common countries of residence for Swiss citizens living abroad? What is the age composition of this population in these countries? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published March 1st, 2019
School attendance rates by age
How high is the school attendance rate by age? How does the value for compulsory education differ from that for upper secondary school and for tertiary education? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published February 15th, 2019
Occupational pension plan trends
What is the situation of occupational pensions in Switzerland? Our new graph of the week summarises pension fund trends in an index showing total assets, benefits paid out and recipients for the years 2008 to 2017.
Published October 19th, 2018
Health expenditure in OECD countries
What percentage of the gross domestic product is spent on health care in Switzerland? And how does Switzerland compare with other OECD countries? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published October 5th, 2018
Persons in private households
How has the size of private households in Switzerland changed over time? Take a look at our new graph of the week to see the change between 1930 and 2016.
Published September 28th, 2018
Migration of economically active persons
How many economically active persons immigrate to and emigrate from Switzerland? What’s the picture like when the results are broken down by Swiss and foreign nationality? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published September 7th, 2018
Stillbirths and infant mortality
How did infant mortality and the rate of stillbirths in Switzerland develop from 1969 to 2017? See our new graph of the week to find out!
Published August 31st, 2018
Gross Domestic Product
How has the Swiss gross domestic product (GDP) fluctuated over time? Take a look at our new graph of the week to see the annual change since 1996.
Published August 24th, 2018
Tourism balance of payments
For the second consecutive year, the tourism balance of payments was negative in 2017, reaching CHF –122 million. Trace the historic development back to 1975 with our new graph of the week.
Published August 10th, 2018
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).
Published August 3rd, 2018
Fatally injured persons by transport mode
In 2017, some 260 persons died in transport accidents: 230 in road accidents, 21 in rail accidents and 13 in civil aviation. This represents almost seven times fewer deaths in transport accidents than in 1970.
Published June 29th, 2018
Graduates of universities and institutes of technology
In 1999 the Bologna process was introduced in the European higher education area. The key element is the three level bachelor, master and doctorate study system; the licentiate degree has been gradually phased out. Our graph of the week shows this development.
Published June 11th, 2018
Federal Act on Gambling (popular vote)
Discover our new graph of the week on the popular vote from 10.06.2018
Published May 25th, 2018
Normal hours of work per week of employed persons
Whether self-employed, employed or an apprentice, the average number of hours worked per week can vary considerably. See these differences in our graph of the week!
Published May 18th, 2018
Gross monthly wage by economic sections
Where do your wages stand in relation to the distribution of wages in Switzerland? Our graph of the week shows gross monthly wages by economic sector.
Published May 11th, 2018
Organic farming is gaining ground in Switzerland: 14.4% of the utilised agricultural area was farmed organically in 2017, compared with 13.5% in the previous year. You can find out in which regions organic farming is particularly well represented in our new graph of the week!
Published April 13th, 2018
Swiss citizens abroad 2017 – world map
Over three quarters of a million Swiss citizens live abroad. You can see where they are exactly in our graph of the week. To see the graph, simply click on the world map opposite!
Published March 20th, 2018
Graphical Statistical Atlas of Switzerland 1897–2017
Sapevate che in Svizzera nel 1888 vivevano solo 73 abitanti per km2, pari a un terzo della popolazione odierna? È quanto si evince dalla prima carta pubblicata dall’UST risalente al 1891. Scoprite questo e molto altro nel nuovo Atlante grafico e statistico della Svizzera 1897–2017.
Published March 8th, 2018
Volume of unpaid work in 2016
In 2016, 9245 million hours of unpaid work were performed in Switzerland. Women carried out 61.3% of this work and men 38.7%. The ratio was practically identical for housework. The gender gap is particularly great when it comes to doing the laundry with women doing this household task almost four times as often as men.
Published February 23th, 2018
Employed persons with more than one job
In 2017, 7.8% of the workforce in Switzerland held several jobs at the same time. At 10.3%, the rate was far higher for women than it was for men with 5.6%.
Published February 16th, 2018
Consumer Price Index (CPI): basket and weights
The Swiss Consumer Price Index basket is newly weighted every year. This takes into consideration the changing consumption habits of private households. The new weights of the 2018 basket are based on the results of the 2016 Household Budget Survey.
Published January 10th, 2018
Average annual inflation in 2017
Average annual inflation in Switzerland reached 0.5% in 2017. This increase is due in particular to increased rents and higher prices for petroleum products. Prices of domestic products rose by 0.3% on average while those of imported goods rose by 1.2%.