๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Population of Switzerland

8,851,431
Current Population of Switzerland
54,038
Net population growth this year
221.33
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Switzerland reached 8,851,431, of which 4,400,048 people are male and 4,451,383 female. The country has a population density of 221.33 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 0.611% for the year. According to the latest data, Switzerland is set to increase its population size by 54,038 people next year. Making the total population count of Switzerland 8,851,431 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Switzerland (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Switzerland grown from 4,692,638 people to 8,851,431. An increase of the population size by 88.62% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 4,692,638 2,261,390 2,431,248 49,101 117.3394 1.046%
1951 4,748,094 2,288,808 2,459,285 61,809 118.7261 1.302%
1952 4,811,622 2,321,035 2,490,588 65,248 120.3146 1.356%
1953 4,875,717 2,353,372 2,522,344 62,941 121.9173 1.291%
1954 4,938,946 2,385,174 2,553,772 63,519 123.4984 1.286%
1955 5,002,410 2,417,182 2,585,229 63,408 125.0853 1.268%
1956 5,065,952 2,449,461 2,616,492 63,677 126.6741 1.257%
1957 5,130,575 2,482,132 2,648,443 65,568 128.29 1.278%
1958 5,196,912 2,515,488 2,681,424 67,105 129.9488 1.291%
1959 5,263,258 2,548,886 2,714,372 65,588 131.6078 1.246%
1960 5,328,273 2,581,348 2,746,924 64,441 133.2335 1.209%
1961 5,434,676 2,635,030 2,799,647 148,365 135.8941 2.73%
1962 5,574,218 2,706,478 2,867,740 130,717 139.3833 2.345%
1963 5,694,676 2,768,708 2,925,968 110,200 142.3954 1.935%
1964 5,789,744 2,817,876 2,971,868 79,937 144.7726 1.381%
1965 5,857,048 2,852,928 3,004,119 54,669 146.4555 0.933%
1966 5,918,580 2,885,077 3,033,503 68,397 147.9941 1.156%
1967 5,992,334 2,923,276 3,069,058 79,111 149.8383 1.32%
1968 6,068,204 2,962,403 3,105,802 72,628 151.7354 1.197%
1969 6,136,799 2,997,588 3,139,211 64,562 153.4507 1.052%
1970 6,181,227 3,019,697 3,161,530 24,294 154.5616 0.393%
1971 6,213,708 3,035,338 3,178,370 40,668 155.3738 0.654%
1972 6,261,153 3,058,018 3,203,135 54,222 156.5601 0.866%
1973 6,307,362 3,078,744 3,228,617 38,195 157.7156 0.606%
1974 6,341,217 3,093,124 3,248,093 29,516 158.5621 0.465%
1975 6,338,268 3,089,520 3,248,747 -35,415 158.4884 -0.559%
1976 6,302,074 3,069,616 3,232,458 -36,971 157.5834 -0.587%
1977 6,280,836 3,057,464 3,223,372 -5,505 157.0523 -0.088%
1978 6,281,526 3,056,378 3,225,148 6,885 157.0696 0.11%
1979 6,294,186 3,061,856 3,232,330 18,434 157.3861 0.293%
1980 6,319,113 3,074,039 3,245,074 31,420 158.0094 0.497%
1981 6,353,698 3,091,792 3,261,905 37,749 158.8742 0.594%
1982 6,390,952 3,111,355 3,279,597 36,760 159.8058 0.575%
1983 6,418,414 3,125,626 3,292,787 18,163 160.4924 0.283%
1984 6,441,449 3,137,702 3,303,747 27,907 161.0684 0.433%
1985 6,469,824 3,152,681 3,317,143 28,844 161.778 0.446%
1986 6,503,528 3,170,017 3,333,512 38,564 162.6207 0.593%
1987 6,544,452 3,190,765 3,353,688 43,285 163.644 0.661%
1988 6,592,671 3,215,257 3,377,414 53,152 164.8497 0.806%
1989 6,646,208 3,243,110 3,403,098 53,921 166.1884 0.811%
1990 6,711,693 3,277,900 3,433,793 77,050 167.8259 1.148%
1991 6,795,393 3,319,780 3,475,613 90,350 169.9188 1.33%
1992 6,873,179 3,357,346 3,515,833 65,221 171.8638 0.949%
1993 6,936,121 3,388,494 3,547,626 60,662 173.4377 0.875%
1994 6,991,538 3,415,672 3,575,866 50,171 174.8234 0.718%
1995 7,038,297 3,438,093 3,600,204 43,348 175.9926 0.616%
1996 7,069,691 3,452,800 3,616,892 19,440 176.7776 0.275%
1997 7,086,998 3,461,065 3,625,932 15,173 177.2104 0.214%
1998 7,108,221 3,471,604 3,636,617 27,274 177.7411 0.384%
1999 7,142,198 3,489,263 3,652,934 40,679 178.5907 0.57%
2000 7,182,059 3,509,636 3,672,423 39,044 179.5874 0.544%
2001 7,224,403 3,530,347 3,694,056 45,644 180.6462 0.632%
2002 7,276,480 3,557,096 3,719,384 58,510 181.9484 0.804%
2003 7,330,729 3,585,774 3,744,955 49,988 183.3049 0.682%
2004 7,381,151 3,612,548 3,768,604 50,856 184.5657 0.689%
2005 7,428,434 3,638,008 3,790,427 43,711 185.748 0.588%
2006 7,475,010 3,663,326 3,811,684 49,440 186.9126 0.661%
2007 7,541,904 3,700,599 3,841,305 84,348 188.5853 1.118%
2008 7,638,288 3,754,244 3,884,044 108,421 190.9954 1.419%
2009 7,734,405 3,805,903 3,928,502 83,812 193.3988 1.084%
2010 7,822,435 3,852,318 3,970,117 92,249 195.6 1.179%
2011 7,910,982 3,899,375 4,011,607 84,844 197.8141 1.072%
2012 7,995,738 3,945,041 4,050,696 84,668 199.9334 1.059%
2013 8,088,367 3,995,016 4,093,352 100,590 202.2496 1.244%
2014 8,187,791 4,047,726 4,140,066 98,258 204.7357 1.2%
2015 8,281,732 4,097,484 4,184,247 89,624 207.0847 1.082%
2016 8,372,897 4,147,359 4,225,538 92,708 209.3643 1.107%
2017 8,451,687 4,189,957 4,261,730 64,870 211.3344 0.768%
2018 8,514,434 4,221,914 4,292,520 60,624 212.9034 0.712%
2019 8,575,588 4,253,216 4,322,373 61,685 214.4326 0.719%
2020 8,638,613 4,286,004 4,352,608 64,364 216.0085 0.745%
2021 8,691,406 4,313,990 4,377,417 41,223 217.3286 0.474%
2022 8,740,472 4,340,435 4,400,037 56,908 218.5555 0.651%
2023 8,796,669 4,370,685 4,425,984 55,486 219.9607 0.631%
2024 8,851,431 4,400,048 4,451,383 54,038 221.33 0.611%

Statements that can be derived from Switzerland's population data

  • Switzerland has a population of 8,851,431 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Switzerland's population is equivalent to 0.11% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Switzerland's population will grow with 54,038 people.
  • In 2024, 39,998 more people will immigrate to Switzerland than emigrate from the country.
  • The median age of the population in Switzerland is 42.60 years.
  • In Switzerland there are 221.33 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 2.96 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Switzerland.
  • In Switzerland, 4,400,048 of the total population are male, and 4,451,383 are female.

Future Population of Switzerland (2024 - 2100)

Switzerland's population is set to incease in the future from 8,851,431 people to 10,439,548 people. An increase of the population size by 122.47% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 8,851,431 4,400,048 4,451,383 54,038 221.33 0.611%
2025 8,904,610 4,428,461 4,476,148 52,319 222.6598 0.588%
2026 8,956,124 4,455,871 4,500,254 50,711 223.9479 0.566%
2027 9,005,960 4,482,272 4,523,688 48,961 225.1941 0.544%
2028 9,053,856 4,507,559 4,546,298 46,831 226.3917 0.517%
2029 9,099,768 4,531,694 4,568,073 44,991 227.5397 0.494%
2030 9,143,698 4,554,668 4,589,029 42,869 228.6382 0.469%
2031 9,185,564 4,576,464 4,609,100 40,865 229.685 0.445%
2032 9,225,604 4,597,232 4,628,372 39,214 230.6862 0.425%
2033 9,263,953 4,617,066 4,646,887 37,484 231.6452 0.405%
2034 9,300,708 4,636,007 4,664,702 36,027 232.5642 0.387%
2035 9,335,954 4,654,114 4,681,840 34,463 233.4455 0.369%
2036 9,369,870 4,671,502 4,698,367 33,369 234.2936 0.356%
2037 9,402,848 4,688,369 4,714,478 32,587 235.1182 0.347%
2038 9,434,849 4,704,702 4,730,146 31,416 235.9184 0.333%
2039 9,465,878 4,720,484 4,745,394 30,641 236.6943 0.324%
2040 9,496,104 4,735,788 4,760,317 29,813 237.4501 0.314%
2041 9,525,647 4,750,708 4,774,940 29,272 238.1888 0.307%
2042 9,554,526 4,765,236 4,789,290 28,485 238.9109 0.298%
2043 9,582,608 4,779,301 4,803,306 27,679 239.6131 0.289%
2044 9,609,938 4,792,952 4,816,986 26,981 240.2965 0.281%
2045 9,636,489 4,806,148 4,830,340 26,122 240.9604 0.271%
2046 9,662,180 4,818,808 4,843,372 25,260 241.6028 0.261%
2047 9,686,962 4,830,938 4,856,024 24,303 242.2225 0.251%
2048 9,710,561 4,842,434 4,868,126 22,896 242.8126 0.236%
2049 9,732,793 4,853,195 4,879,598 21,568 243.3685 0.222%
2050 9,753,752 4,863,284 4,890,468 20,351 243.8926 0.209%
2051 9,773,150 4,872,598 4,900,551 18,443 244.3776 0.189%
2052 9,790,955 4,881,141 4,909,815 17,168 244.8228 0.175%
2053 9,807,354 4,889,005 4,918,349 15,630 245.2329 0.159%
2054 9,822,131 4,896,135 4,925,996 13,924 245.6024 0.142%
2055 9,835,469 4,902,618 4,932,850 12,751 245.9359 0.13%
2056 9,847,782 4,908,675 4,939,108 11,877 246.2438 0.121%
2057 9,859,135 4,914,352 4,944,783 10,828 246.5277 0.11%
2058 9,869,574 4,919,687 4,949,888 10,051 246.7887 0.102%
2059 9,879,218 4,924,728 4,954,490 9,235 247.0298 0.093%
2060 9,888,169 4,929,518 4,958,652 8,668 247.2537 0.088%
2061 9,896,817 4,934,242 4,962,574 8,628 247.4699 0.087%
2062 9,905,548 4,939,052 4,966,496 8,833 247.6882 0.089%
2063 9,914,466 4,944,036 4,970,430 9,003 247.9112 0.091%
2064 9,923,499 4,949,132 4,974,367 9,064 248.1371 0.091%
2065 9,932,796 4,954,308 4,978,488 9,530 248.3696 0.096%
2066 9,942,418 4,959,575 4,982,842 9,713 248.6102 0.098%
2067 9,952,315 4,964,923 4,987,392 10,082 248.8576 0.101%
2068 9,962,626 4,970,443 4,992,184 10,541 249.1155 0.106%
2069 9,973,164 4,976,032 4,997,131 10,533 249.379 0.106%
2070 9,983,843 4,981,620 5,002,222 10,826 249.646 0.108%
2071 9,994,828 4,987,304 5,007,524 11,143 249.9207 0.111%
2072 10,005,822 4,992,920 5,012,902 10,846 250.1956 0.108%
2073 10,016,846 4,998,499 5,018,346 11,201 250.4712 0.112%
2074 10,027,942 5,004,108 5,023,834 10,992 250.7487 0.11%
2075 10,039,008 5,009,708 5,029,299 11,139 251.0254 0.111%
2076 10,050,124 5,015,385 5,034,739 11,094 251.3034 0.11%
2077 10,061,252 5,021,103 5,040,149 11,162 251.5816 0.111%
2078 10,072,656 5,026,961 5,045,696 11,647 251.8668 0.116%
2079 10,084,270 5,032,954 5,051,316 11,579 252.1572 0.115%
2080 10,095,948 5,039,020 5,056,928 11,778 252.4492 0.117%
2081 10,107,859 5,045,258 5,062,601 12,044 252.747 0.119%
2082 10,119,930 5,051,624 5,068,307 12,099 253.0489 0.12%
2083 10,132,593 5,058,314 5,074,279 13,226 253.3655 0.131%
2084 10,145,857 5,065,337 5,080,520 13,302 253.6972 0.131%
2085 10,159,353 5,072,490 5,086,862 13,690 254.0346 0.135%
2086 10,173,243 5,079,826 5,093,417 14,090 254.382 0.139%
2087 10,187,763 5,087,494 5,100,269 14,951 254.745 0.147%
2088 10,203,138 5,095,597 5,107,540 15,797 255.1295 0.155%
2089 10,219,234 5,104,013 5,115,222 16,397 255.532 0.16%
2090 10,236,017 5,112,728 5,123,289 17,168 255.9516 0.168%
2091 10,253,619 5,121,759 5,131,860 18,036 256.3918 0.176%
2092 10,272,118 5,131,145 5,140,972 18,961 256.8543 0.185%
2093 10,291,370 5,140,853 5,150,517 19,544 257.3357 0.19%
2094 10,311,306 5,150,795 5,160,510 20,327 257.8342 0.197%
2095 10,331,836 5,160,931 5,170,906 20,735 258.3476 0.201%
2096 10,352,773 5,171,229 5,181,544 21,138 258.8711 0.204%
2097 10,374,128 5,181,654 5,192,474 21,572 259.4051 0.208%
2098 10,395,866 5,192,232 5,203,634 21,904 259.9486 0.211%
2099 10,417,724 5,202,862 5,214,862 21,811 260.4952 0.209%
2100 10,439,548 5,213,418 5,226,130 21,838 261.0409 0.209%

Population Density of Switzerland

Today, Switzerland has a population density of 221.33 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 117.3394 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 221.33 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Switzerland is projected to reach a population density of 261.0409 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Switzerland Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Switzerland's Population

The population growth rate of Switzerland currently stands at 0.611% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.04 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Switzerland will decrease to 0.611%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Switzerland's population growth is projected to land at a positive rate of 0.209% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Switzerland Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 1.046%
1960 1.209%
1970 0.393%
1980 0.497%
1990 1.148%
2000 0.544%
2010 1.179%
2020 0.745%
Year Growth Rate
2030 0.469%
2040 0.314%
2050 0.209%
2060 0.088%
2070 0.108%
2080 0.117%
2090 0.168%
2100 0.209%
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Life Expectancy of Switzerland

Today, Switzerland has an average life expectancy of 84.5155 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 68.9133 years since the 1950 to 84.5155 years in 2024. In the future, Switzerland is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 93.4969 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Switzerland Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 68,913
1960 71,413
1970 73,123
1980 75,589
1990 77,384
2000 79,833
2010 82,283
2020 83,067
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 85,267
2040 86,499
2050 87,696
2060 88,857
2070 90,021
2080 91,177
2090 92,348
2100 93,496
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Migration to and from Switzerland

In 2024 Switzerland will see net migrations of 39,998 people. This means that 39,998 more people will immigrate to Switzerland than emigrate from the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Switzerland was 39,998.

Net Migration for Switzerland Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 12,129
1960 22,356
1970 -18,454
1980 17,242
1990 58,538
2000 24,066
2010 75,604
2020 53,786
Year Net Migration
2030 39,998
2040 39,998
2050 39,998
2060 39,998
2070 39,998
2080 39,998
2090 39,998
2100 39,998
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Births in Switzerland

In 2024, Switzerland will see 85,633 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Switzerland in 2022, when the country saw 86,479 new borns.

Births Switzerland Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 84,280
1960 94,175
1970 99,820
1980 73,242
1990 82,277
2000 77,495
2010 79,289
2020 86,564
Year Births
2030 81,678
2040 81,763
2050 86,233
2060 84,920
2070 84,877
2080 88,438
2090 88,444
2100 88,495
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Deaths in Switzerland

In 2024, 71,601 people will die in Switzerland. That is an increase of Switzerland's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 69,565 deaths.

Deaths Switzerland Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 47,303
1960 52,093
1970 57,071
1980 59,070
1990 63,756
2000 62,523
2010 62,650
2020 75,992
Year Births
2030 78,801
2040 91,958
2050 105,878
2060 116,253
2070 114,043
2080 116,665
2090 111,275
2100 106,648
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Median Age in Switzerland

The median age of Switzerland has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Switzerland will reach 48.9147 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Switzerland Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 32.1793
1960 31.5955
1970 30.8981
1980 33.7665
1990 35.8685
2000 37.648
2010 40.5006
2020 41.6559
Year Median Age
2030 44.1995
2040 46.7308
2050 47.7408
2060 47.7981
2070 48.249
2080 48.5154
2090 48.4085
2100 48.9147
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Fertility Rate in Switzerland

The fertility rate of Switzerland has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Switzerland will reach 1.6271 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Switzerland Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 2.3968
1960 2.4433
1970 2.1042
1980 1.5499
1990 1.5771
2000 1.4878
2010 1.5187
2020 1.4917
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 1.5367
2040 1.5601
2050 1.5874
2060 1.5922
2070 1.6094
2080 1.6286
2090 1.6214
2100 1.6271
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Infant Mortality Rate in Switzerland

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Switzerland while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Switzerland has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 31.0258. Today, Switzerland has a much better infant mortality rate of 2.9649 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Switzerland is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 0.488 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Switzerland Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 31.0258
1960 21.1869
1970 15.34
1980 9.2106
1990 6.946
2000 4.9332
2010 3.9046
2020 3.6915
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 2.6133
2040 2.1216
2050 1.7219
2060 1.3941
2070 1.1115
2080 0.8702
2090 0.661
2100 0.488
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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