Education and training

Education and training are one of the most important aspects of the skills level of people living in Switzerland and are of the utmost importance in the process of integration. Education determines not only access to the labour market but also has a decisive impact on a person’s opportunities to participate in society. The structure of education should be considered when looking at the educational level and qualifications of the population with a migration background, regardless of whether these qualifications were obtained in Switzerland or abroad. Furthermore, the success of the migrant population’s integration can be examined within the educational system in Switzerland for people completing or having completed at least a part of their education in Switzerland.

You can access the indicators in one of the following ways

All indicators

Some 68 indicators describe the current situation and changes in the integration of the population with a migration background and/or of foreign nationals in Switzerland in eleven areas of life in our society.

Key indicators

34 key indicators provide an overview of the progress made on the journey towards integration and the state of integration of the population with a migration background. If this information is lacking, the population is shown by nationality, and where this variable is available, the country of birth.


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel



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