Switzerland Population (LIVE)

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Switzerland Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Switzerland is 8,440,933 as of Saturday, April 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Switzerland population is equivalent to 0.11% of the total world population.
  • Switzerland ranks number 97 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Switzerland is 214 per Km2 (554 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 39,507 Km2 (15,254 sq. miles)
  • 73.6 % of the population is urban (6,223,368 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Switzerland is 42.5 years.

Population of Switzerland (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSwitzerland
Global Rank
2017 8,454,083 0.89 % 74,606 50,000 42.5 1.53 214 73.6 % 6,223,368 0.11 % 7,515,284,153 97
2016 8,379,477 0.97 % 80,814 50,000 42.5 1.53 212 73.5 % 6,155,846 0.11 % 7,432,663,275 97
2015 8,298,663 1.17 % 93,626 76,500 42 1.52 210 73.4 % 6,089,322 0.11 % 7,349,472,099 97
2010 7,830,534 1.11 % 84,385 69,000 42 1.47 198 73.7 % 5,768,229 0.11 % 6,929,725,043 96
2005 7,408,608 0.67 % 48,605 37,200 40 1.41 188 73.5 % 5,443,391 0.11 % 6,519,635,850 96
2000 7,165,581 0.42 % 29,708 13,000 39 1.48 181 73.3 % 5,253,947 0.12 % 6,126,622,121 93
1995 7,017,042 1.01 % 68,624 49,500 37 1.54 178 73.6 % 5,162,974 0.12 % 5,735,123,084 90
1990 6,673,920 0.67 % 43,648 26,200 37 1.55 169 73.2 % 4,884,272 0.13 % 5,309,667,699 90
1985 6,455,680 0.48 % 30,414 16,200 36 1.54 163 65.2 % 4,209,759 0.13 % 4,852,540,569 86
1980 6,303,608 -0.17 % -10,514 -27,100 35 1.54 160 57.1 % 3,598,353 0.14 % 4,439,632,465 81
1975 6,356,178 0.6 % 37,364 5,000 33 1.87 161 57.4 % 3,646,489 0.16 % 4,061,399,228 77
1970 6,169,357 1.14 % 67,880 18,600 32 2.36 156 57.4 % 3,539,247 0.17 % 3,682,487,691 72
1965 5,829,958 1.94 % 106,768 26,300 33 2.31 126 54.2 % 3,160,841 0.18 % 3,322,495,121 69
1960 5,296,120 1.28 % 65,062 25,800 33 2.39 134 51 % 2,702,037 0.18 % 3,018,343,828 69
1955 4,970,810 1.26 % 60,544 26,300 33 2.31 126 47.7 % 2,369,062 0.18 % 2,758,314,525 69
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Switzerland Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSwitzerland
Global Rank
2020 8,654,271 0.84 % 71,122 50,000 43 1.57 219 74.3 % 6,433,494 0.11 % 7,758,156,792 98
2025 8,951,789 0.68 % 59,504 40,000 44 1.62 227 76.1 % 6,810,653 0.11 % 8,141,661,007 99
2030 9,222,938 0.6 % 54,230 40,000 45 1.65 233 78.2 % 7,207,727 0.11 % 8,500,766,052 98
2035 9,456,989 0.5 % 46,810 40,000 46 1.68 239 80.5 % 7,613,226 0.11 % 8,838,907,877 98
2040 9,660,020 0.43 % 40,606 40,000 47 1.71 245 83.1 % 8,026,447 0.11 % 9,157,233,976 98
2045 9,844,509 0.38 % 36,898 40,000 47 1.73 249 85.8 % 8,443,611 0.1 % 9,453,891,780 98
2050 10,019,102 0.35 % 34,919 40,000 47 1.75 254 88.5 % 8,870,446 0.1 % 9,725,147,994 99
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The Switzerland Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Switzerland delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Switzerland (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Switzerland in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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