Age, marital status, nationality


Age

Permanent resident population by age and dependency ratio, in 2021
  in thousand
in %
8 738.8  

    0-19 years

1 742.9 19.9

    20-39 years

2 282.7 26.1

    40-64 years

3 051.9 34.9

    65-79 years

1 189.3 13.6

    80 years and older

472.0 5.4
6 494.6 74.3

    0-19 years

1 292.4 19.9

    20-39 years

1 510.8 23.3

    40-64 years

2 214.0 34.1

    65-79 years

1 053.6 16.2

    80 years and older

 423.9 6.5
2 244.2 25.7

    0-19 years

450.5 20.1

    20-39 years

771.8 34.4

    40-64 years

837.9 37.3

    65-79 years

135.8 6.0

    80 years and older

48.1 2.1
Youth dependency ratio * 32.7
Old-age dependency ratio * 31.1
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 2021
  in    thousand   in %
Total1                                                                                         

8 738.8

*

Single

3 963.7

45.4

Married

3 580.3

41.0

Widowed
403.5 4.6
Divorced

 767.3

8.8

Unmarried2

  0.6

0.0

In a registered partnership

 19.7

0.2

Partnership dissolved

 3.3

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 2021
  in thousand in %
Total

8 738.8

*

Swiss

6 494.6

74.3

Foreigners

2 244.2

25.7

Source: FSO – STATPOP

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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
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