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 76 195
Male
32 396 32 755 37 625
Female
34 692 35 025 38 570
Swiss 60 203 60 960 67 886
Foreigners
6 885 6 820 8 309
Age of deceased persons
0-64 years 8 802 8 389 8 791
65-79 years 16 766 17 245 18 724
80 years or older 41 520 42 146 48 680
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

Graphs

Data

Contact

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

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