Total fertility rate (TFR)


The total fertility rate (TFR) shows the average number of children a women would have during her lifetime if she were to experience the fertility rates by age observed during a given year. The TFR is the sum of the age-specific fertility rates for all ages defined as fertile (from 15 to 49 years).

The fertility rate by women’s age is the number of births to women aged X years (actual age) divided by the average permanent female population aged X years.

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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.


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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CH-2010 Neuchâtel



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