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Population trend scenarios in Switzerland and the cantons 2020-2050 Population trends from 2020 to 2050: growth, ageing and concentration around large towns

28.05.2020 - Switzerland’s population will increase from 8.6 million permanent residents at the end of 2019 to 10.4 million in 2050, according to the reference scenario from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). This increase will be mainly due to migration. Its extent will depend on the trend of the socio-economic and political context in Switzerland. Population ageing will be rapid between 2020 and 2030. It will then slow down slightly afterwards without stopping. Demographic growth will be more pronounced around Zurich and Geneva.

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