City Statistics: Age structure


Age structure, core cities
  Permanent resident population Inhabitants per km2 Youth dependency ratio Old-age dependency ratio
  2022 Change 2018-2022 2022 <20/20-64 years-old, 2022 65+/20-64 years-old, 2022
Zurich 423'193 3.4% 4'813 26.3 21.5
Geneva 203'401 1.4% 12'768 27.0 24.1
Basel 173'064 0.9% 7'256 26.6 29.8
Lausanne 140'619 1.2% 3'398 29.4 21.9
Bern 134'290 0.4% 2'602 25.6 26.1
Winterthur 115'129 3.8% 1'691 31.9 25.9
Lucerne 82'922 1.9% 2'850 25.3 30.4
St. Gallen 76'328 1.1% 1'938 28.5 27.7
Lugano 62'123 -2.2% 819 28.4 37.8
Source: FSO - STATPOP
Age structure, agglomerations
  Permanent resident population Inhabitants per km2 Youth dependency ratio Old-age dependency ratio
  2022 Change 2018-2022 2022 <20/20-64 years-old, 2022 65+/20-64 years-old, 2022
Zurich 1'424'246 4.1% 1'092 31.2 27.3
Geneva 610'737 3.2% 1'138 34.7 26.2
Basel 557'169 1.7% 801 31.1 35.7
Lausanne 438'438 4.2% 567 33.8 25.2
Bern 424'428 1.5% 543 31.1 34.6
Lucerne 237'392 3.5% 817 30.4 31.4
St. Gallen 168'493 1.0% 529 32.4 31.3
Lugano 150'796 -0.3% 496 30.2 37.1
Winterthur 147'482 3.8% 937 32.8 27.8
Source: FSO - STATPOP

Data from the STATPOP from reference year t are surveyed at 31 December of year t-1 in order to comply with Eurostat directives (see methodology, in French or German only).  

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