Deaths


Weekly figures

Deaths are reported on a daily basis to registry offices and sent to the FSO for its Vital Statistics (BEVNAT). The declaration and processing procedure takes around nine days.

The reference population is the permanent resident population, i.e. persons residing permanently in Switzerland. Deaths of persons residing permanently in Switzerland that occur abroad are included.

The files are updated weekly.

Under the topic “Health”, a weekly analysis of deaths occurring in Switzerland is carried out to detect any periods of excess mortality.

Mortality, causes of death


Annual figures

Deaths naturally decrease the population.

  2018 2019 2020
Total 67 088 67 780 76 001
Male
32 396 32 755 37 522
Female
34 692 35 025 38 479
Swiss 60 203 60 960 67 852
Foreigners
6 885 6 820 8 149
Age of deceased persons
0-64 years 8 802 8 389 8 745
65-79 years 16 766 17 245 18 663
80 years or older 41 520 42 146 48 593
2020: provisional annual figures
Source: FSO – BEVNAT

The changes in the age distribution of the deceased persons are significant. The proportion of deaths occurring before the age of 65 has decreased significantly. On the other hand, the proportion of deaths among those aged 75 and over has increased significantly. In the over 84 age group, this increase is particularly pronounced.

Further information

Graphs

Data

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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