Switzerland Population (LIVE)

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Switzerland Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Switzerland is 8,854,552 as of Monday, July 22, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Switzerland 2023 population is estimated at 8,796,669 people at mid year.
  • Switzerland population is equivalent to 0.11% of the total world population.
  • Switzerland ranks number 101 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Switzerland is 223 per Km2 (577 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 39,516 Km2 (15,257 sq. miles)
  • 74.6 % of the population is urban (6,563,981 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Switzerland is 42.3 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Switzerland (2024 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
2024 8,851,431 0.62 % 54,762 39,998 42.6 1.51 224 74.7 % 6,615,850 0.11 % 8,118,835,999 102
2023 8,796,669 0.64 % 56,197 39,998 42.3 1.50 223 74.6 % 6,563,981 0.11 % 8,045,311,447 101
2022 8,740,472 0.56 % 49,066 39,998 42.1 1.50 221 74.5 % 6,512,319 0.11 % 7,975,105,156 101
2020 8,638,613 0.73 % 63,025 53,786 41.7 1.49 219 74.2 % 6,408,840 0.11 % 7,840,952,880 100
2015 8,281,732 1.15 % 91,859 71,488 41.2 1.54 210 74.1 % 6,133,126 0.11 % 7,426,597,537 99
2010 7,822,435 1.04 % 78,800 75,604 40.5 1.52 198 73.7 % 5,764,887 0.11 % 6,985,603,105 96
2005 7,428,435 0.68 % 49,275 32,421 39.2 1.42 188 73.3 % 5,444,962 0.11 % 6,558,176,119 96
2000 7,182,059 0.41 % 28,75224,066 37.6 1.49 182 73.2 % 5,259,555 0.12 % 6,148,898,975 93
1995 7,038,297 0.95 % 65,321 24,956 36.3 1.48 178 73.4 % 5,169,422 0.12 % 5,743,219,454 91
1990 6,711,693 0.74 % 48,374 58,538 35.9 1.58 170 73.5 % 4,934,467 0.13 % 5,316,175,862 91
1985 6,469,824 0.47 % 30,142 14,005 35.1 1.52 164 74.1 % 4,792,236 0.13 % 4,861,730,613 87
1980 6,319,113 -0.06 % -3,831 17,242 33.8 1.55 160 74.3 % 4,694,767 0.14 % 4,444,007,706 81
1975 6,338,267 0.50 % 31,408 -58,461 32.0 1.62 160 74.4 % 4,716,811 0.16 % 4,069,437,231 77
1970 6,181,227 1.08 % 64,836 -18,454 30.9 2.10 156 73.7 % 4,555,620 0.17 % 3,695,390,336 72
1965 5,857,047 1.91 % 105,755 -1,040 30.5 2.58 148 72.1 % 4,221,894 0.18 % 3,337,111,983 69
1960 5,328,273 1.27 % 65,173 22,356 31.6 2.44 135 70.5 % 3,756,214 0.18 % 3,019,233,434 71
1955 5,002,410 1.29 % 61,954 28,847 31.9 2.30 127 68.7 % 3,436,960 0.18 % 2,746,072,141 69
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Switzerland Population Forecast

39,998
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSwitzerland
Global Rank
2025 8,904,610 0.61 % 53,199 39,998 42.9 1.51 225 74.9 % 6,668,094 0.11 % 8,191,988,453 102
2030 9,143,698 0.53 % 47,818 39,998 44.2 1.54 231 75.9 % 6,936,679 0.11 % 8,546,141,327 101
2035 9,335,953 0.42 % 38,451 39,998 45.5 1.55 236 77.2 % 7,208,494 0.11 % 8,879,397,401 100
2040 9,496,104 0.34 % 32,030 39,998 46.7 1.56 240 78.8 % 7,485,722 0.10 % 9,188,250,492 99
2045 9,636,489 0.29 % 28,077 39,998 47.5 1.57 244 80.6 % 7,769,235 0.10 % 9,467,543,575 98
2050 9,753,753 0.24 % 23,453   47.7 1.59 247 82.4 % 8,038,235 0.10 % 9,709,491,761 100
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Switzerland Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Switzerland
Life Expectancy
84.38 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
3.0
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.5
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Switzerland

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Zurich 341,730
2 Geneve 183,981
3 Basel 164,488
4 Bern 121,631
5 Lausanne 116,751
6 Winterthur 91,908
7 Sankt Gallen 70,572
8 Lugano 63,000
9 Luzern 57,066
10 Zuerich (Kreis 11) 54,260
11 Biel/Bienne 48,614
12 Zuerich (Kreis 3) 46,018
13 Zuerich (Kreis 9) 44,878
14 Thun 42,136
15 Koniz 37,196
16 La Chaux-de-Fonds 36,825
17 Zuerich (Kreis 10) 36,216
18 Rapperswil 34,776
19 Schaffhausen 33,863
20 Zuerich (Kreis 7) 33,820
21 Fribourg 32,827
22 Chur 32,429
23 Neuchatel 31,270
24 Vernier 30,086
25 Zuerich (Kreis 6) 29,951
26 Zuerich (Kreis 2) 29,215
27 Zuerich (Kreis 9) / Altstetten 28,307
28 Zuerich (Kreis 12) 28,189
29 Sitten 28,045
30 Lancy 27,291
31 Zuerich (Kreis 4) / Aussersihl 27,273
32 Emmen 26,889
33 Kriens 25,010
34 Yverdon-les-Bains 23,702
35 Zug 23,435
36 Uster 23,279
37 Montreux 22,897
38 Frauenfeld 21,979
39 Zuerich (Kreis 3) / Sihlfeld 20,977
40 Dietikon 20,893
41 Baar 20,546
42 Zuerich (Kreis 6) / Unterstrass 20,045
43 Riehen 20,000
44 Dubendorf 19,882
45 Meyrin 19,772
46 Carouge 19,344
47 Wettingen 18,191
48 Allschwil 18,189
49 Zuerich (Kreis 11) / Oerlikon 17,922
50 Zuerich (Kreis 11) / Seebach 17,851
51 Renens 17,811
52 Kreuzlingen 17,655
52 Jona 17,655
53 Onex 17,302
54 Zuerich (Kreis 11) / Affoltern 17,241
55 Zuerich (Kreis 10) / Hoengg 17,117
56 Gossau 17,043
57 Muttenz 16,927
58 Wil 16,808
59 Nyon 16,797
60 Bellinzona 16,572
61 Zuerich (Kreis 9) / Albisrieden 16,480
62 Olten 16,411
63 Oberwinterthur (Kreis 2) 16,356
64 Kloten 16,289
65 Pully 16,263
66 Stadt Winterthur (Kreis 1) 16,182
67 Littau 16,121
68 Baden 16,118
69 Zuerich (Kreis 2) / Wollishofen 16,073

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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Switzerland (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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.