City Statistics: Age structure


Age structure, core cities
  Permanent resident population Inhabitants per km2 Youth dependency ratio Old-age dependency ratio
  2021 Change 2016-2021 2021 <20/20-64 years-old, 2021 65+/20-64 years-old, 2021
Zurich 421'878 6.3% 4'798 26.0 21.6
Geneva 203'856 2.9% 12'797 27.0 23.8
Basel 173'863 2.3% 7'290 26.3 29.5
Lausanne 140'202 3.4% 3'388 29.4 21.9
Bern 134'794 2.5% 2'611 25.3 26.1
Winterthur 114'220 5.5% 1'678 31.4 25.7
Lucerne 82'620 1.6% 2'838 25.2 30.2
St. Gallen 76'213 0.9% 1'935 28.2 27.5
Lugano 62'315 -2.0% 822 28.5 37.2
Source: FSO - STATPOP
Age structure, agglomerations
  Permanent resident population Inhabitants per km2 Youth dependency ratio Old-age dependency ratio
  2021 Change 2016-2021 2021 <20/20-64 years-old, 2021 65+/20-64 years-old, 2021
Zurich 1'414'345 6.0% 1'084 31.0 27.0
Geneva 606'748 4.8% 1'131 34.6 26.0
Basel 555'526 2.7% 798 30.8 35.1
Lausanne 433'676 6.0% 561 33.8 25.2
Bern 423'531 3.1% 542 30.8 34.0
Lucerne 235'224 4.0% 810 30.2 31.2
St. Gallen 167'968 1.3% 527 32.0 30.8
Lugano 150'105 -0.6% 494 30.2 36.5
Winterthur 146'221 5.4% 929 32.4 27.4
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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