National results of the TSSA

Expenditure on social benefits

In Switzerland overall expenditure on social benefits tend to increase. This increase reflects, amongst other things, the structure of the Swiss social system and trends in the population's way of life: the country's demographic and economic growth also play an important role.
The rise in social expenditure may be more or less pronounced from one year to the next, also due to fluctuations in the economy (unemployment).

Development of expenditure for social benefits, at constant prices 2017 and in % of GDP, 1990 - 2017p
 

1990

2015

2016

2017p

in CHF million

71 923

165 800

170 989

174 680

Per inhabitant, in CHF

10 710

20 018

20 421

20 668

In % of GDP

15.6%

25.2%

25.8%

26.1%

p: provisional data Source: Total social security accounts (TSSA), version 04.07.2019.

Receipts of the social security

The social protection system is funded by receipts which cover social benefit expenditure and administrative costs and other expenditure. The continual increase of receipts is, therefore, a reflection of the continual increase in expenditure. The receipts may fluctuate temporarily, influenced by the ups and downs of the financial markets and the real economy

Development of the social security receipts, at constant prices 2017, in % of GDP, 1990 - 2017p
 

1990

2015

2016

2017p

In CHF millions

112 338

212 118

216 809

222 358

Per inhabitant, in CHF

16 728

25 611

25 893

26 309

In % of the GDP

24.3%

32.3%

32.7%

33.3%

p: provisional data Source: Total social security accounts (TSSA), version 04.07.2019.

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