Switzerland Population 2017

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The nationwide census of 2000 revealed that there were 7,452,075 people living here and a subsequent estimate in 2011 suggested that the population of Switzerland had increased to 7,952,600, making it the 95th most populous country in the world.

Based on that level of growth, you might therefore speculate that the Switzerland population of 2014 is approximately 8.1 million, a record high for the country and bringing it the 98th place for population.

Switzerland Population Density

Switzerland is small in size but it is relatively densely populated by comparison. The overall surface area here is 41,285 square kilometres: a figure which can be converted to 15,940 square miles, making this the 133rd largest country in terms of land mass alone.

For every square mile of Swiss territory, there is an average of 196 people per square kilometre. This converts to 508.2 per square mile and makes Switzerland the 65th most densely populated country on the planet.

Outside Influences

Switzerland’s numerous borders with other countries mean that there is a wide range of influences here. The country has four official languages and it is claimed that 22% of the population is comprised of foreign workers and temporary outside residents.

A significant proportion of that figure of 22% comes from Italy whilst there is also a strong German community within Switzerland itself.

Growth and life expectancy

The overall population of Switzerland has enjoyed steady and relatively consistent growth throughout the country’s history. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries it is claimed that the growth levels did not vary from figures of 0.7 to 0.8% but over the decades, that led to a doubling of the population as a whole.

There have been some anomalies in those figures such as a 1.1% rise in numbers in 2007 and the reasons for these are put firmly at the door of increased immigration.

That growth level continues to this day at a point where the Switzerland population of 2014 stands at around the eight million figure.

As far as life expectancy is concerned, figures released by the Swiss Federal Statistics Office in 2008 claimed that the overall figure was one of the highest in the world at 82.1 – split between 79.7 years for men and 84.4 years for women.

Switzerland Population in 2017 Source: Hansueli Krapf

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Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Switzerland Population Growth

The population of Switzerland is one of the easiest to predict and any anomalies are small ones. As such, numbers here are likely to reach 8.6 million by 2020, but we will have to wait for the next official census for this to be confirmed.

Switzerland Population Density

About Switzerland

Official Name Swiss Confederation
Languages Spoken Swiss German, Italian, French, Romansh
Borders AUT, FRA, ITA, LIE, DEU
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 47,8
Currencies Used CHE, CHF, CHW

Switzerland Population Clock

What is the population of Switzerland (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 48
Deaths Per Day 37
Net Migrations Per Day 137
Net Change Per Day 148
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Switzerland Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.474 births/thousand 171st
Crude Death Rate 8.024 deaths/thousand 82nd
Crude Net Migration Rate 5.899 people/thousand 10th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 83.489 years 5th
Life Expectancy (Male) 81.474 years 3rd
Life Expectancy (Female) 85.392 years 8th
Total Fertility Rate 1.568 children/woman 171st
Net Reproduction Rate 0.761 surviving daughters/woman 169th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.052 males per female 80th
Infant Mortality Rate 3.136 deaths/1,000 live births 177th
Under Five Mortality 3.581 deaths/thousand 181st
Mean Age at Childbearing 32.329 years 5th
Rate of Natural Increase 2.492 162nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.279% 6th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.564% 6th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 0.984% 9th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 5.249% 6th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 6.344% 6th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 4.116% 9th
Crude Suicide Rate 12.2 suicides/thousand 51st
Median Age (Total) 42.2 years 25th
Median Age (Female) 43.2 years 29th
Median Age (Male) 41.3 years 17th

Switzerland Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 8,454,083 49.579% 50.421% 213 60 0.82% 97
2015 8,298,663 49.518% 50.482% 210 60 0.97% 97
2010 7,830,534 49.234% 50.766% 198 61 1.21% 96
2005 7,408,608 48.947% 51.053% 187 61 0.96% 96
2000 7,165,581 48.854% 51.146% 181 56 0.49% 93
1995 7,017,041 48.835% 51.165% 177 56 0.61% 90
1990 6,673,920 48.811% 51.189% 168 55 0.99% 90
1985 6,455,680 48.721% 51.279% 163 56 0.58% 86
1980 6,303,608 48.644% 51.356% 159 54 0.19% 81
1975 6,356,178 48.765% 51.235% 160 47 -0.01% 77
1970 6,169,357 48.857% 51.143% 156 46 0.84% 72
1965 5,829,958 48.692% 51.308% 147 44 1.48% 69
1960 5,296,120 48.438% 51.562% 134 42 1.82% 69
1955 4,970,810 48.306% 51.694% 125 43 1.12% 69
1950 4,668,088 48.193% 51.807% 118 42 1.24% 68

Switzerland Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 8,654,271 49.63% 50.37% 219 63 0.72% 98
2025 8,951,789 49.701% 50.299% 226 68 0.63% 99
2030 9,222,938 49.727% 50.273% 233 67 0.54% 98
2035 9,456,989 49.72% 50.28% 239 67 0.45% 98
2040 9,660,020 49.696% 50.304% 244 67 0.39% 98
2045 9,844,509 49.668% 50.332% 249 67 0.36% 98
2050 10,019,101 49.638% 50.362% 253 66 0.32% 99
2055 10,172,276 49.611% 50.389% 257 66 0.27% 100
2060 10,304,082 49.617% 50.383% 260 65 0.24% 100
2065 10,424,466 49.65% 50.35% 263 63 0.23% 100
2070 10,542,608 49.688% 50.312% 266 63 0.22% 100
2075 10,660,383 49.706% 50.294% 269 64 0.22% 101
2080 10,775,329 49.725% 50.275% 272 62 0.21% 101
2085 10,891,187 49.757% 50.243% 275 61 0.22% 100
2090 11,010,819 49.798% 50.202% 278 61 0.22% 100
2095 11,130,943 49.837% 50.163% 281 60 0.21% 98
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations