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
Deaths naturally decrease the population.
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.