Number of occupants per room

The occupant density per room indicates the number of persons per room. This indicator is examined from various aspects: household characteristics, buildings and dwellings.

Occupant density per room by number of rooms since 1970
  Occupants per room
  Total in dwellings with ... room(s)
    1 2
3 4 5 6+
1970 0.79 1.23 0.93 0.87 0.82 0.72 0.59
1980 0.70 1.12 0.76 0.75 0.75 0.64 0.55
1990 0.63 1.18 0.71 0.67 0.68 0.60 0.49
2000 0.59 1.19 0.66 0.61 0.62 0.56 0.46
2018 0.60 1.25 0.70 0.63 0.63 0.56 0.46
Sources: FSO - Federal Population Census, Buildings and dwellings statistics

In 2018, more than one in two households was living in a dwelling with more than 2 rooms per person.

Occupant density per room by nationality and household composition, 2018
  Occupants per room
  Total Swiss
household
Swiss-foreign
household
Foreign
household
Household 0.60 0.54 0.83 0.72
One adult 0.34 0.32 * 0.41
Two adults 0.51 0.48 0.58 0.63
Three or more adults 0.76 0.71 0.87 0.90
One adults with minor(s) 0.68 0.65 0.73 0.76
Two adults with minor(s) 0.88 0.83 0.91 0.98
Three or more adults with minor(s) 1.07 0.95 1.21 1.21
Swiss household: all members Swiss nationals
Swiss-foreign household: at least one Swiss national and one foreign national 
Foreign household: all members foreign nationals
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics

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