Switzerland Population (LIVE)

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Switzerland Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Switzerland is 8,507,564 as of Monday, December 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Switzerland population is equivalent to 0.11% of the total world population.
  • Switzerland ranks number 99 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Switzerland is 214 per Km2 (556 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 39,516 Km2 (15,257 sq. miles)
  • 73.4 % of the population is urban (6,223,368 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Switzerland is 42.4 years.

Population of Switzerland (2018 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
2018 8,544,034 0.80 % 68,029 50,000 42.4 1.53 216 72.8 % 6,292,043 0.11 % 7,632,819,325 99
2017 8,476,005 0.88 % 74,266 50,000 42.4 1.53 214 73.4 % 6,223,368 0.11 % 7,550,262,101 99
2016 8,401,739 0.99 % 81,970 50,000 42.4 1.53 213 73.3 % 6,155,846 0.11 % 7,466,964,280 99
2015 8,319,769 1.22 % 97,560 79,453 42.2 1.53 211 73.2 % 6,089,322 0.11 % 7,383,008,820 99
2010 7,831,971 1.11 % 84,333 68,974 41.6 1.47 198 73.6 % 5,768,229 0.11 % 6,958,169,159 97
2005 7,410,308 0.67 % 48,612 37,225 40.1 1.41 188 73.5 % 5,443,391 0.11 % 6,542,159,383 96
2000 7,167,250 0.42 % 29,74513,044 38.6 1.48 181 73.3 % 5,253,947 0.12 % 6,145,006,989 93
1995 7,018,525 1.01 % 68,727 49,481 37.2 1.54 178 73.6 % 5,162,974 0.12 % 5,751,474,416 91
1990 6,674,890 0.67 % 43,733 26,171 36.9 1.55 169 73.2 % 4,884,272 0.13 % 5,330,943,460 91
1985 6,456,224 0.48 % 30,523 16,208 36.0 1.54 163 65.2 % 4,209,759 0.13 % 4,873,781,796 88
1980 6,303,610 -0.17 % -10,515 -27,073 34.6 1.54 160 57.1 % 3,598,353 0.14 % 4,458,411,534 82
1975 6,356,185 0.60 % 37,365 5,037 32.9 1.87 161 57.4 % 3,646,489 0.16 % 4,079,087,198 78
1970 6,169,358 1.14 % 67,880 18,596 31.8 2.36 156 57.4 % 3,539,247 0.17 % 3,700,577,650 73
1965 5,829,956 1.94 % 106,768 26,349 32.9 2.31 148 54.2 % 3,160,841 0.17 % 3,339,592,688 70
1960 5,296,118 1.28 % 65,062 25,837 32.7 2.39 134 51.0 % 2,702,037 0.17 % 3,033,212,527 69
1955 4,970,806 1.26 % 60,544 26,349 32.9 2.31 126 47.7 % 2,369,062 0.18 % 2,772,242,535 70
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 8,670,535 0.83 % 70,153 50,000 43.1 1.55 219 74.2 % 6,433,494 0.11 % 7,795,482,309 101
2025 8,954,578 0.65 % 56,809 40,000 44.0 1.57 227 76.1 % 6,810,653 0.11 % 8,185,613,757 100
2030 9,203,908 0.55 % 49,866 40,000 45.2 1.59 233 78.3 % 7,207,727 0.11 % 8,551,198,644 100
2035 9,412,115 0.45 % 41,641 40,000 46.2 1.60 238 80.9 % 7,613,226 0.11 % 8,892,701,940 99
2040 9,586,938 0.37 % 34,965 40,000 47.0 1.62 243 83.7 % 8,026,447 0.10 % 9,210,337,004 98
2045 9,741,501 0.32 % 30,913 40,000 47.5 1.63 247 86.7 % 8,443,611 0.10 % 9,504,209,572 99
2050 9,879,901 0.28 % 27,680 40,000 47.5 1.64 250 89.8 % 8,870,446 0.10 % 9,771,822,753 99
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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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 2017 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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