Age, marital status, nationality


Age

Permanent resident population by age and dependency ratio, in 2019
  in thousand
in %

8 606.0

 

    0-19 years

1 717.2

20.0

    20-39 years

2 274.5

26.4

    40-64 years

3 008.5

35.0

    65-79 years

1 152.1

13.4

    80 years and older

453.7

5.3

6 430.7

74.7

    0-19 years

1 276.5

19.8

    20-39 years

1 507.9

23.4

    40-64 years

2 216.0

34.5

    65-79 years

1 019.7

15.9

    80 years and older

410.6

6.4

2 175.4

25.3

    0-19 years

440.7

20.3

    20-39 years

766.7

35.2

    40-64 years

792.5

36.4

    65-79 years

132.4

6.1

    80 years and older

43.1

2.0

Youth dependency ratio * 32.5
Old-age dependency ratio * 30.4
Youth dependency ratio = Number of persons under the age of 20 per 100 persons aged 20-64.

Old-age dependency ratio = Number of persons aged 65 and over per 100 persons aged 20-64.
Source : FSO – STATPOP

Marital status

Permanent resident population by marital status, in 2019
  in    thousand   in %
Total1

8 606.0

*

Single

3 843.4

44.7
Married

3 599.2

41.8

Widowed

 404.6

4.7

Divorced

 737.1

8.6

Unmarried2

  0.6

0.0

In a registered partnership

 18.2

0.2

Partnership dissolved

 2.6

0.0

1) Including "no indication."

2) Unmarried" marital status may result from a declaration of invalidity of a previous union or a declaration of disappearance of the former spouse.

Source: FSO – STATPOP

Nationality

Resident permanent population by nationality, in 2019
  in thousand in %
Total 8 606.0 *
Swiss 6 430.7 74.7
Foreigners
2 175.4 25.3
Source: FSO – STATPOP

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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
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