City Statistics (Urban Audit)

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In focus

Atlas of Cities

Discover maps of Switzerland's City Statistics cities partners and their agglomerations.

Quality of Life Indicators

About 30 indicators describe the quality of life in the Switzerland's partner cities of City Statistics

At a glance

City Statistics

The data collection «City Statistics» (previously Urban Audit) provides information and reference measurements on various aspects of the living conditions in European cities based on approximately 200 indicators covering three spatial levels: larger urban zones, core cities and neighbourhoods. For the cities of Geneva and Basel, larger urban zone communes in the neighbouring countries are also included as the economic and social network extends beyond Swiss territory.

From 2009 - 2015 Switzerland conducted this project under the auspices of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) and the Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE), together with its most populated cities. Between 2016 and 2019 City Statistics was conducted by the Federal Statistical Office, the Federal Office for Spatial Development, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the eight Swiss cities Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, St. Gallen and Zurich. Since 2020, the Federal Housing Office (FHO) and the City of Winterthur are also partners of the project.

Further information

Publications

Data

Interactive data cubes are available only in French or German. Please change the language.

Maps

Some examples from the atlas of cities (only in French or German)

Tables

Tables are currently only available in French or German. Please change the language for more information.

On this topic

Quality of Life Indicators

About 30 indicators describe the quality of life in the Switzerland's partner cities of City Statistics

International comparison

The cities can be compared on an international level, as well as their sub-city districts and agglomerations.

Cross-border City Statistics

The Swiss cross-border agglomerations Geneva and Basel are being compared on a European level.

Atlas of Cities

Discover maps of Switzerland's City Statistics cities partners and their agglomerations.

City Portraits

Interactive portraits allow a comparison of key figures among the swiss cities partners of the City Statistics project.

Agglomeration portraits

Interactive portraits allow a comparison of key figures among the agglomerations of the City Statistics project.

Our partners

Contact

Federal Statistical Office
Section Environment, Sustainable Development, Territory
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

Tel. +41 58 481 97 69
Monday-Friday
09.00-11.30 / 14.00-16.00

Contact

https://www.bfs.admin.ch/content/bfs/en/home/statistics/cross-sectional-topics/city-statistics.html