Deaths


Annual figures

Deaths naturally decrease the population.

  2017 2018 2019
Total 66 971 67 088 67 780
Men
32 406 32 396 32 755
Women 34 565 34 692 35 025
Swiss 60 383 60 203 60 960
Foreigners
6 588 6 885 6 820
Age of deceased persons
0-19 years 494 507 459
20-39 years 858 821 784
40-64 years 7 395 7 474 7 146
65-79 years 16 696 16 766 17 245
80 years or older 41 528 41 520 42 146
Deaths of children under the age of one1 310 287 283
1) completed age
Source: FSO – BEVNAT

The changes in the age distribution of the deceased persons are significant. The proportion of deaths occurring before the age of 65 has decreased significantly. On the other hand, the proportion of deaths among those aged 75 and over has increased significantly. In the over 84 age group, this increase is particularly pronounced.


Weekly figures

Deaths are reported on a daily basis to registry offices and sent to the FSO for its Vital Statistics (BEVNAT). The declaration and processing procedure takes around nine days.

The reference population is the permanent resident population, i.e. persons residing permanently in Switzerland. Deaths of persons residing permanently in Switzerland that occur abroad are included.

The files are updated weekly.

Under the topic “Health”, a weekly analysis of deaths occurring in Switzerland is carried out to detect any periods of excess mortality.

Mortality, causes of death

Further information

Graphs

Data

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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