In focus

Formen des Familienlebens

Families in Switzerland: Statistical Report 2021

What is the economic and social situation of families? How do they reconcile work and family life? What about separated or divorced parents and single-parent households? Answers to these questions can be found in the publication on families (available in French and German).

Leaving home

At what age do young people in Switzerland leave their parents' home? How far away from their parents do they move, how often do they stay in contact with their parents and what type of household do they live in once they have moved out? Answers to these questions can be found in the publication "Leaving home" (available in French and German).

Further information


Statistical sources and concepts

On this topic

Households and living arrangements 

In Switzerland there are about 4.0 million private households. Over a third of these households are one-person households.


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