Cross-border commuters

The Cross-Border Commuter Statistics provide quarterly information on the number of foreign cross-border commuters with a G permit working in Switzerland. The results are detailed by place of residence and place of work as well as by the main socio-demographic characteristics.

Cross-border commuters
   4th quart. 2020  Variation relative to precedent quart. in %  Variation relative to year-ago-quarter in %
 TOTAL 343 809 0.5 1.4
 Sex      
 Men 222 243 0.5 1.8
 Women 121 566 0.6 0.7
 Main region      
 Lake Geneva Region 130 741 0.8 1.5
 Espace Mittelland 29 001 0.5 0.6
 Northwestern Switzerland 72 211 0.2 1.3
 Zurich 10 471 -0.1 0.2
 Eastern Switzerland 28 777 1.2 4.0
 Central Switzerland 2 493 0.1 5.0
 Ticino 70 115 0.3 0.8
 Economic sector      
 Primary sector 2 275 -3.2 7.7
 Secondary sector 110 939 -0.4 1.4
 Tertiary sector 230 595 1.0 1.4
 State of residence      
 Germany 62 333 0.1 1.1
 France 189 670 0.6 1.2
 Italy 80 303 0.6 1.8
 Austria 8 427 -0.3 1.4
 other 3 076 2.8 7.9
Source: FSO – Cross-border commuter statistics (CCS)

Further information

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Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Labour Force
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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
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