Births and deaths

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Geburten, Fruchbarkeit

First names of newborns in 2021

Mia and Noah are once again the most common first names for newborns in Switzerland in 2021. The rest of the hit parade? You can find them here

Stand und Entwicklung der Bevölkerung

First and last names in Switzerland in 2021

In 2021, "Müller" is the most common last name in Switzerland. Do you know the last name in your commune?

At a glance

Key figures

 
2019 2020 2021
Live births 86 172 85 914 89 644
Crude birth rate
10.0 9.9 10.3
Average age at birth of a child                                              32.1 32.2 32.3
Average age at birth of the 1st child (married women) 31.1 31.1 31.2
Total fertility rate
1.48 1.46 1.52
Proportion of live births outside marriage 26.5 27.7 28.5
Sex ratio at birth 104.9 106.4 105.1
Deaths 67 780 76 195 71 192
Mortality rate 7.9 8.8 8.2
Infant mortality rate 3.3 3.6 3.1
Life expectancy at birth    
Male 81.9
81.0 81.6
Female
85.6 85.1 85.7
Life expectancy at 65      
Male 20.0 19.3 19.9
Female
22.7 22.2 22.7
Sources: FSO – BEVNAT, STATPOP

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Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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