Current situation and change

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Key figures

Key population and private household figures
  2016
Total 8 419.6
   Swiss nationals 6 318.4
   Foreign nationals 2 101.1
Youth dependency ratio (as a %) 32.5
Old-age dependency ratio (as a %) 29.3
Spatial distribution
 
   Urban core area 5 282.7
   Area influenced by urban cores 1 837.0
   Area beyond urban core influence                            1 299.8
Population growth (as a %) 1.1
Swiss nationals abroad 774.9
Households  
  One-person households 1 242.4
  Family households with children 1 079.5
Average size of the private households (number of persons) 2.25
Youth dependency ratio = the number of 0-19 year-olds in relation to the working age population (20-64 year-olds)

Old-age dependency ratio = the number of people aged 65 and over in relation to the working age population (20-64 year-olds)
Sources: FSO, STATPOP

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