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    Switzerland People - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/switzerland/switzerland_people.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      7,523,934 (July 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 16.3% (male 637,585/female 591,297)
      15-64 years: 68.1% (male 2,585,062/female 2,539,345)
      65 years and over: 15.6% (male 480,198/female 690,447) (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 40.1 years
      male: 39 years
      female: 41.1 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      0.43% (2006 est.)

      Birth rate:
      9.71 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Death rate:
      8.49 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      3.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 4.34 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 4.84 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 3.81 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 80.51 years
      male: 77.69 years
      female: 83.48 years (2006 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      1.43 children born/woman (2006 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      0.4% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      13,000 (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      less than 100 (2003 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Swiss (singular and plural)
      adjective: Swiss

      Ethnic groups:
      German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%

      Religions:
      Roman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Orthodox 1.8%, other Christian 0.4%, Muslim 4.3%, other 1%, unspecified 4.3%, none 11.1% (2000 census)

      Languages:
      German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census)
      note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national languages, but only the first three are official languages

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 99%
      male: 99%
      female: 99% (2003 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding Switzerland on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Switzerland People 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Switzerland People 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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