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Demographic portrait of Switzerland

Between 2020 and 2021, the population of Switzerland increased by 0.8% to 8 738 791 people on 31 December 2021. During the same period, the number of persons aged 65 and over increased by 1.9%, from 1 629 670 in 2020 to 1 661 319 in 2021.

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Statistical sources and concepts

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Current situation and change

Age, civil status, nationality, households, population change, spatial distribution

Population projections

Population scenarios 2020-2050: national and cantonal projections, household projections

Births and deaths

Births and fertility, deaths and mortality, first names of newborns and population, adoptions, life expectancy

Migration and integration

Foreign population, place of birth, migration status, international migration, acquisition of citizenship, integration, diversity and coexistence, Swiss living abroad

Marriages, registered partnerships, divorces

Marriages and nuptiality, divorces and divortiality, registered and dissolved partnerships

Languages and religions

Distribution of national languages and religious landscape in Switzerland

Ageing of the population

Ageing factors and centenarians in Switzerland


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