Migration refers to the movement of a person from one place (the area of origin) to another (the area of destination) and, consequently, the change of the place of residence. These movements can concern the Swiss population as well as the foreign population. International migration refers to those changes of residence involving the crossing of an international border.
- Immigration refers to a migration from a foreign country to Switzerland.
- Emigration refers to a migration from Switzerland to a foreign country.
- Net migration is the difference between the number of immigrations and emigrations.