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 every Tuesday at 2 pm.

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.

  2019 2020 2021
Total 67 780 76 195 71 074
Male
32 755 37 625 35 038
Female
35 025 38 570 36 036
Swiss 60 960 67 886 63 189
Foreigners
6 820 8 309 7 885
Age of deceased persons  
0-64 years 8 389 8 791 8 879
65-79 years 17 245 18 724 18 356
80 years or older 42 146 48 680 43 839
2021: provisional annual figures
…= The figures are not available yet
Source: FSO – BEVNAT

The changes in the age distribution of the deceased persons are significant. The proportion of deaths occurring before the age of 79 has decreased significantly. In the over 80 age group, this increase is particularly pronounced.

Further information

Tables

Annual figures

Weekly figures

Graphs

Data

Contact

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

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