Social security

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Recipients of social benefits

The social assistance recipients

In addition to the financial social assistance rate, the social assistance statistics provide numerous indicators such as the socio-demographic characteristics of people receiving support, the structure of households, education, the situation on the labour market and the financial social assistance payments granted.

Occupational pension plans

Pension funds statistics

The pension fund statistics provide an overview of the current situation and developments in occupational pension funds in Switzerland. The survey is conducted exclusively among pension fund institutions governed by public or private law. It is used as a source of data for the national accounts and the total social security accounts.

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Total social security accounts (TSSA)

Synthesis statistic on the funding of social protection in Switzerland and Europe.

Occupational pension plans

The purpose of occupational pension funds is, together with AHV/AVS, to enable old, disabled or widowed persons to maintain their previous standard of living.

Social insurance

For residents living and working in Switzerland, the social insurances cover risks for which the financial consequences would be too great.

Social assistance

Presentation of social assistance benefit recipients in the cantons by relevant inventory and expenditure.

Old-age provision reports

Description of access to the old age provision system as well as a general overview of the situation of the senior population in Switzerland.


Federal Statistical Office Section Social Welfare
Section Income, Consumption and Living conditions
Section Occupational Pension Plans

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