Mobility and transport

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Microcensus: The FSO would like to thank everyone who participated

Over the past year, more than 57,000 people took part in telephone interviews for the Federal Statistical Office on their behaviour towards mobility. The results of the "Mobility and Transport Microcensus" should be published here in May 2017.

Mobility and Transport – Pocket Statistics 2016

The Mobility and Transport Pocket Statistics offers a condensed overview of transport in Switzerland. It contains the most important statistical figures as well as a number of graphs and maps.

At a glance

Key figures on mobility and transport
Change from 2000
Total costs1 of transport
CHF 93.5 bn
2010 ...
National road network length 1,823 km 2015 +11%
Stock of passenger cars
4,458,069 2015 +26%
Average daily distance per person2 36.7 km
2010 +5%
Passenger transport performance3
127.6 billion person-km 2014 +25%
    Public transport share 19% 2014 +3 pp
Goods transport performance4
28.3 billion tonnes-km 2014 +20%
    Rail share 38%
2014 –4 pp
Road deaths 253 2015 –57%
Transport's5 share of CO2 emissions 40% 2014 +8 pp
1) Road, rail and air traffic. Incl. non-material costs due to damage to environment and health as well as accidents
2) Swiss permanent residents of 6 years and over. Distances inside Switzerland
3) Rail and road incl. human-powered mobility (on foot, by bike)
4) Rail and road
5) Excl. international air transport
pp = percentage points
Sources: FSO – Goods transport statistics (GTS), Costs and funding of transport (CFT), Passenger transport performance (PV-L); FSO, ARE – Mobility and transport microcensus (MTMC); FSO, FEDRO – Stock of road motor vehicles (MFZ); FEDRO, FSO – Road accidents (SVU); FEDRO – Length of Swiss motorway network; FOEN – Greenhouse gas inventory


The panorama is an overview of facts and major developpements on the topic of mobility and transport.

Further information

On this topic

Costs and funding of transport

Key figures on nature of costs and cost carriers in passenger and goods transport

Transport infrastructure and vehicles

Key figures on transport infrastructure and vehicle stocks for road, rail and air transport

Passenger transport

Key figures on transport performance in passenger transport, the population's travel behaviour and commuting

Goods transport

Key figures on goods transport performance by road and rail (including transalpine goods transport)

Transport accidents and environmental impact

Key figures on the negative impact of transport: accidents, consumption of resources, noise and air pollutants

Cross sectional topics (Public transport, aviation)

Home page on the separate data packets "public transport" and "civil aviation"


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