17.02.2022 - New statistical information

Income, poverty and living conditions in 2020

In European comparison, the overall standard of living and satisfaction with life in Switzerland remain at a high level. Nevertheless, 8.5% of the population or some 720 000 people were affected by income poverty in 2020. These are some of the findings from the 2020 Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The results describe the situation before and at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Theme Population / Economic and social situation of the population

Attributed documents

  • Quality report SILC 2020
    Quality report SILC 2020

    based on EU-SILC cross-sectional data, Switzerland

    Federal Statistical Office, Neuch√Ętel 2022, 10 pages

    FSO number be-e-20-quality_report-2020

    Published on 17.02.2022

  • Duration of risk of poverty
    Duration of risk of poverty

    Observation period: 2017-2020

    Federal Statistical Office

    Published on 17.02.2022

    Spatial division: Switzerland / NUTS 0 - States



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