Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC)

SILC (Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) is a representative survey of households in Switzerland. This instrument aims at studying poverty, social exclusion and living conditions on the basis of indicators that are comparable at the European level.

This yearly survey (from January to June) is carried out through telephone interviews (CATI). The persons who participate in the survey are interviewed for several years. This setting aims at describing the important stages in individual trajectories and at studying changes in living conditions.

Fact sheet

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

European comparisons (EU-SILC)

The survey is also conducted each year in cooperation with the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat) in about 30 countries throughout Europe (EU-SILC: „European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions"). Over 130 000 households and 270 000 persons take part in the survey. This means that the results can also be compared with those of other countries.

Links to the results and publications at European level are listed further below under "Further information" in the paragraph "Links".

Questionnaires

The questionnaires are available in French, German and Italian.

Further information

Results

Most standard results of the SILC survey in Switzerland are available in French, German and Italian.  

Methodologies

Other reports are available in French and German. 

Quality Reports

Other reports are available in French and German. 

Links

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Income, Consumption and Living Conditions
Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC)

Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
Tel.
+41 58 463 68 04

info.silc@bfs.admin.ch

Free hotline and e-mail for survey participants

Tel.
+41 800 001 008

silc@bfs.admin.ch

Remark

Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).

https://www.bfs.admin.ch/content/bfs/en/home/statistics/economic-social-situation-population/surveys/silc.html