Language spoken by situation (family and professional)

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This indicator provides the percentage of the permanent resident population aged 15 and or over who use a local language in the private sphere as well as the percentage of the employed population who use a local language at work or school. It is based on the following questions from the structural survey: Which language(s) do you usually speak at home/with your relatives? (several answers possible)” and “Which language(s) do you usually speak at work/school? (several answers possible.)”. The following are considered as local languages at work: German, Swiss-German, Italian, Ticino/Italo-Graubünden dialect and French. At home, the following are considered: Swiss-German, Italian, Ticino/Italo-Graubünden dialect and French.

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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.

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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.

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