Family and demography

Matters relating to families and demography come under a specific aspect of the integration indicators system. Such matters are essential for an understanding of how the different populations function; they show the cultural context or cultural integration, not to say assimilation of the host country’s ways of functioning. The aim is not to compare the differences in terms of progress, performance or failure but to observe differences in behaviour in comparison with the host society.

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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