Non-national languages most represented


The LRCS survey concerns people aged 15 and over who can answer in one of Switzerland’s three official languages.

The languages regularly used are defined as all languages (main or known) that are used in at least one of the following contexts:

- with partner or children living in the household (on a daily (or almost) basis)
- with family outside of household and friends at least once a week
- to watch television, listen to radio, surf on the internet at least once a week
- to read at least once a week
- at work (to speak, write or read) at least once a week

The following languages were observed: English, Spanish, Portuguese as well as Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian together. These are the non-national languages most represented in Switzerland.

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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.


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