Switzerland People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

8,453,550 (July 2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 99

Nationality

noun: Swiss (singular and plural)

adjective: Swiss

Ethnic groups

Swiss 69.3%, German 4.2%, Italian 3.2%, Portuguese 2.5%, French 2.1%, Kosovo 1.1%, Turkish 1%, other 16.6% (2019 est.)

note: data represent permanent and non-permanent resident population by country of birth

Languages

German (or Swiss German) (official) 62.1%, French (official) 22.8%, Italian (official) 8%, English 5.7%, Portuguese 3.5%, Albanian 3.3%, Serbo-Croatian 2.3%, Spanish 2.3%, Romansh (official) 0.5%, other 7.9%; note - German, French, Italian, and Romansh are all national and official languages; shares sum to more than 100% because respondents could indicate more than one main language (2019 est.)

printed major-language sample:
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Religions

Roman Catholic 34.4%, Protestant 22.5%, other Christian 5.7%, Muslim 5.5%, other 1.6%, none 29.5%, unspecified 0.8% (2019 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 15.34% (male 664,255/female 625,252)

15-24 years: 10.39% (male 446,196/female 426,708)

25-54 years: 42.05% (male 1,768,245/female 1,765,941)

55-64 years: 13.48% (male 569,717/female 563,482)

65 years and over: 18.73% (male 699,750/female 874,448) (2020 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 51.6

youth dependency ratio: 22.7

elderly dependency ratio: 29

potential support ratio: 3.5 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 42.7 years

male: 41.7 years

female: 43.7 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 33

Population growth rate

0.65% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 145

Birth rate

10.41 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 186

Death rate

8.44 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 72

Net migration rate

4.55 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 26

Population distribution

population distribution corresponds to elevation with the northern and western areas far more heavily populated; the higher Alps of the south limit settlement

Urbanization

urban population: 74% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 0.79% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

1.408 million Zurich, 434,000 BERN (capital) (2021)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female

total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth

30.7 years (2019 est.)

Maternal mortality rate

5 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 171

Infant mortality rate

total: 3.64 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 4.15 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 3.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 194

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 83.03 years

male: 80.71 years

female: 85.49 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 12

Total fertility rate

1.58 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 191

Contraceptive prevalence rate

71.6% (2017)

Drinking water source

improved: urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population

unimproved: urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

11.9% (2018)

Physicians density

4.3 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Hospital bed density

4.7 beds/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population

unimproved: urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.2% (2020)

country comparison to the world: 114

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

17,000 (2020)

note: estimate does not include children

country comparison to the world: 89

HIV/AIDS - deaths


note: estimate does not include children

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

19.5% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 112

Education expenditures

5.1% of GDP (2017)

country comparison to the world: 57

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 16 years

male: 17 years

female: 16 years (2018)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 8%

male: 8.8%

female: 7.2% (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 148

NOTE: The information regarding Switzerland on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Switzerland 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Switzerland 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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