Population of Switzerland 2017

Population

Population: Current population of Switzerland is 8,236,303 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Swiss (singular and plural)
adjective: Swiss

Ethnic Groups

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

Languages

German (or Swiss German) (official) 63%, French (official) 22.7%, Italian (official) 8.1%, English 4.9%, Portuguese 3.7%, Albanian 3%, Serbo-Croatian 2.4%, Spanish2.2%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 7.1%

note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national and official languages; totals more than 100% because some respondents indicated more than one main language (2015 est.)

Religions

Roman Catholic 37.3%, Protestant 24.9%, other Christian 5.8%, Muslim 5.1%, other 1.4%, Jewish 0.2%, none 23.9%, unspecified 1.3% (2015 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 15.16% (male 642,814/female 605,689)
15-24 years: 10.88% (male 458,044/female 438,373)
25-54 years: 43.21% (male 1,784,051/female 1,774,494)
55-64 years: 12.6% (male 519,709/female 518,421)
65 years and over: 18.15% (male 658,673/female 836,035) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 48.8
youth dependency ratio: 22
elderly dependency ratio: 26.8
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 42.2 years
male: 41.3 years
female: 43.2 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.7% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

10.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

8.3 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

4.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

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: 74.1% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.1% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

Zurich 1.246 million; BERN (capital) 358,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

30.7 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

5 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 3.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 82.6 years
male: 80.3 years
female: 85 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.56 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

72.9% (2012)

Health Expenditures

11.7% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

4.11 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

5 beds/1,000 population (2011)

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 (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 99.9% of population
rural: 99.8% of population
total: 99.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.1% of population
rural: 0.2% of population
total: 0.1% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

21% (2014)

Education Expenditures

5.1% of GDP (2013)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 16 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 8.4%
male: 8.7%
female: 8.1% (2016 est.)