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Statistical report of the social situation in Switzerland

The Statistical report of the social situation in Switzerland describes the main social and economic trends affecting Switzerland as a whole and the different risks people may have
to face during their lifetime. It analyses the social protection available to individuals and population groups who are confronted with risks that are insufficiently provided for in Switzerland's social
security system.

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Old-age pension scheme indicator system

This system of approximately 50 indicators describes and enables analysis of the situation of the older population from several perspectives, attempting to understand such aspects as the lifestyle, health, income and social integration of retired persons.

At a glance

Social reports: main indicators
Indicator Result Most recent source
Life expectancy at birth (in years) men 81.5 STATPOP 2016
Life expectancy at birth (in years) women 85.3 STATPOP 2016
Proportion of persons aged 65 and over 18.1% STATPOP 2016
Dependency rate of old people 29.3% STATPOP 2016
Single parent with children (in thousands) 207.0 Structural Survey 2014
Economic activity rate 66.2% SLFS 2016
Unemployment rate based on ILO definition 4.6% SLFS 2016
Income from employment per household (mean in CHF) 7 616 Household Budget Survey 2014
Proportion of people without qualifications   11.8% SLFS 2015
Social assistance rate 3.2% Social Assistance Statistics 2015
Proportion of early retirements in Switzerland (1 year before the age of OASI, self-stated) 33.3% SLFS 2015
Sources: Population and Households Statistics, Structural Survey, Swiss Labour Force Survey, Household Budget Survey, Social assistance Statistics

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Statistical report of the social situation in Switzerland

The Swiss social statistics report focuses on population groups at risk of social exclusion. It is based on a description of the Swiss social, economic and institutional context.

Indicators on old age provision

With just under 50 indicators, the indicator system on old age provision provides a comprehensive overview of the situation of the senior population in Switzerland.

New pensions statistics

The new pensions statistics (NRS) describes the number of new recipients of old-age pensions or lump-sum withdrawals from the Swiss old age provision system.


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