Demographics of Switzerland

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date04 Nov 2021

As of 2021, the population of Switzerland is projected at 0.06 million, up by -0.29% compared with 0.06 million in 2020. Switzerland is ranked 100th in terms of population and 141st in terms of population growth rate.

There are 88.68 thousand births in Switzerland in 2021. That is 243 per day, which is ranked 115th. The crude birth rate is 10.18 per 1000 people. There are 70.74 thousand deaths in Switzerland in 2021. That is 194 per day, which is ranked 94th. The crude death rate is 8.12 per 1000 people.

6.46 million people are living in urban areas, which is 74% of Switzerland population. Switzerland is ranked 90th in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in Switzerland in 2021 is 98.53 males per 100 females. There are 4.33 million males and 4.39 million females in Switzerland. The percentage of female population is 50.37% compare to 49.63% male population. Switzerland has 64.6 thousand more females than males. Switzerland is at 93rd position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Switzerland population

Year Population Growth (%)
195037,256-
195540,7091.99
196044,9862.03
196549,3821.63
197052,5651.13
197555,3990.94
198057,5800.72
198559,5940.7
199061,6300.63
199563,4390.54
200065,0170.48
200566,2600.16
201065,388-0.44
201563,695-0.54
201663,360-0.53
201763,040-0.51
201862,763-0.44
201962,508-0.41
202062,273-0.38
202162,092-0.29
  • Total
  • Crude

Switzerland death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
195048,37182,83010.2517.48
195549,49184,58310.0017.12
196052,14397,5569.7918.30
196555,286107,4949.5718.62
197057,02998,6909.2916.08
197557,19780,4329.0912.77
198058,57072,3879.2611.44
198560,18475,5579.3511.74
199061,81280,4199.2512.04
199563,26381,5989.1011.74
200062,44075,9588.7210.61
200561,09873,8908.249.97
201062,82779,7958.0310.20
201566,42285,7568.0310.36
202069,85488,5118.0810.23
202170,73688,6778.1210.18
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Switzerland

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
19503,145,4191,522,667-67.381
19553,436,9601,533,8461.7169.143
19603,756,2141,539,9042.0970.924
19654,221,8941,608,0622.1672.417
19704,555,6201,613,7381.2873.843
19754,716,8111,639,3740.3174.208
19804,694,7671,608,8430.0374.477
19854,792,2361,663,9880.5374.227
19904,934,4671,740,4230.7673.926
19955,169,4221,849,1030.7573.654
20005,259,5551,907,6950.3373.383
20055,444,9621,965,3460.8973.478
20105,764,8872,067,0841.2673.607
20156,133,1262,186,6431.1373.718
20206,408,8402,261,6950.8173.915
20216,460,6932,270,4180.8173.996
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Switzerland population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 231,893 221,560 453,453 5.20 104.664
05-09 225,616 213,830 439,446 5.04 105.512
10-14 213,234 202,751 415,985 4.77 105.170
15-19 217,044 208,813 425,857 4.89 103.942
20-24 243,057 235,019 478,076 5.49 103.420
25-29 278,277 270,773 549,050 6.30 102.771
30-34 300,256 294,176 594,432 6.82 102.067
35-39 314,537 311,805 626,342 7.19 100.876
40-44 291,511 288,083 579,594 6.65 101.190
45-49 293,553 290,613 584,166 6.70 101.012
50-54 336,281 329,971 666,252 7.64 101.912
55-59 330,699 326,367 657,066 7.54 101.327
60-64 280,682 275,504 556,186 6.38 101.879
65-69 220,922 229,191 450,113 5.16 96.392
70-74 202,726 220,208 422,934 4.85 92.061
75-79 158,094 184,326 342,420 3.93 85.769
80-84 101,954 133,808 235,762 2.71 76.194
85-89 57,472 89,521 146,993 1.69 64.199
90-94 22,694 48,652 71,346 0.82 46.646
95-99 4,617 13,636 18,253 0.21 33.859
100+ 328 1,440 1,768 0.02 22.778
Total 4,325,447 4,390,047 8,715,494 98.528