Languages and religions

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Sprachen

Languages

The distribution of the national languages has seen moderate change over the past four decades.

Religionen

Religions

Over the past 40 years, the religious landscape in Switzerland has changed considerably.

At a glance

Languages

Main languages of the permanent resident population, 2018
  Frequency

Confidence interval

± (in%)

Percentage1

Confidence interval

± (in%)

German or Swiss German

5 199 645 0.2        62.2 0.1

French

1 912 135 0.3        22.9 0.1

Italian and  dialect from Ticino, italo-grison

    672 611 0.8          8.0 0.1

Romansh

44 354 4.1          0.5 0.0

English

483 138 1.2          5.8 0.1

Other languages

1 554 965 0.6        18.6 0.1
1) Total exceeds 100% because people could indicate more than one language. Sources: FSO, Structural survey

Statistical sources and concepts

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CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel
Switzerland

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