Non-national languages most represented


The language, religion and culture survey (LRCS) is intended  for people aged 15 and over and who can answer in German, French or Italian. In case of insufficient language skills in one of these official languages, part of the survey can be conducted with the help of a third person (proxy interview).

Regularly used languages” means languages spoken, written, read or heard at least once a week in at least one
of the following contexts:

  • in the household: with the partner or the children
  • outside the household: with family and friends
  • while watching television, listening to the radio or surfing in the internet
  • in written exchanges on social networks, by SMS or email, etc. (additional context in the LRCS 2019)
  • during leisure time reading
  • at work  

The following languages were observed: English, Spanish, Portuguese as well as Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian together. These are the non-national languages most represented in Switzerland.

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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.


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