Mixed marriages

Definitions

Mixed marriage is the marriage of two people with different nationalities, with one of the spouses being Swiss.  The marriage of two citizens from different countries, neither of whom is Swiss, is not considered as a mixed marriage in this calculation.

The number of people in a mixed marriage is calculated as follows:
The rate of married persons in a mixed couple living in a shared household in the total of married persons living in a shared household. Note: separated couples, i.e. living in separate households, are not included in the calculation.

The number of weddings per year is defined as the number of marriages concluded in a civil year:
For a given group of the population (e.g. persons born abroad): Number of persons born abroad who married a person with another nationality (Swiss if the person is a foreign national, foreign if the person is Swiss) divided by the number of persons born abroad who wed in a given year.

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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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