National language as main language


This indicator gives the proportion of the permanent resident population aged 15 and over that has at least one national language (German, French, Italian or Romansh) as main language.

It is based on the following question from the structural survey:
“What is your main language, i.e. the language in which you think and which you know best?“. Possible answers were: German (or Swiss-German), French (or French patois), Italian (or Ticino or Italo/Graubünden dialect), Romansh, Serbian/Croatian, Albanian, Portuguese, Spanish, English, other language(s). Up to three languages were taken into consideration.

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All indicators

Some 68 indicators describe the current situation and changes in the integration of the population with a migration background and/or of foreign nationals in Switzerland in eleven areas of life in our society.

Key indicators

34 key indicators provide an overview of the progress made on the journey towards integration and the state of integration of the population with a migration background. If this information is lacking, the population is shown by nationality, and where this variable is available, the country of birth.


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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