Switzerland Population (LIVE)

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Switzerland Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Grentity_mediumowth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Switzerland is 8,604,488 as of Sunday, September 15, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Switzerland population is equivalent to 0.11% of the total world population.
  • Switzerland ranks number 100 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Switzerland is 217 per Km2 (563 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 39,516 Km2 (15,257 sq. miles)
  • 74.0 % of the population is urban (6,357,099 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Switzerland is 42.4 years.

Population of Switzerland (2019 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
2019 8,591,365 0.77 % 65,754 52,000 42.4 1.53 217 74.0 % 6,357,099 0.11 % 7,713,468,100 100
2018 8,525,611 0.83 % 69,807 52,000 42.4 1.53 216 74.0 % 6,305,272 0.11 % 7,631,091,040 100
2017 8,455,804 0.91 % 75,887 52,000 42.4 1.53 214 73.9 % 6,251,968 0.11 % 7,547,858,925 99
2016 8,379,917 1.00 % 83,142 52,000 42.4 1.53 212 73.9 % 6,195,374 0.11 % 7,464,022,049 99
2015 8,296,775 1.22 % 97,620 79,453 42.2 1.53 210 73.9 % 6,133,126 0.11 % 7,379,797,139 99
2010 7,808,675 1.12 % 84,372 68,974 41.6 1.47 198 73.8 % 5,764,887 0.11 % 6,956,823,603 97
2005 7,386,816 0.67 % 48,611 37,225 40.0 1.41 187 73.7 % 5,444,962 0.11 % 6,541,907,027 96
2000 7,143,761 0.42 % 29,64813,044 38.6 1.48 181 73.6 % 5,259,555 0.12 % 6,143,493,823 93
1995 6,995,521 1.01 % 68,531 49,481 37.2 1.54 177 73.9 % 5,169,422 0.12 % 5,744,212,979 92
1990 6,652,868 0.67 % 43,489 26,171 36.9 1.55 168 74.2 % 4,934,467 0.12 % 5,327,231,061 91
1985 6,435,424 0.48 % 30,318 16,208 36.0 1.54 163 74.5 % 4,792,236 0.13 % 4,870,921,740 88
1980 6,283,832 -0.17 % -10,639 -27,073 34.6 1.54 159 74.7 % 4,694,767 0.14 % 4,458,003,514 81
1975 6,337,025 0.60 % 37,235 5,037 32.9 1.87 160 74.4 % 4,716,811 0.16 % 4,079,480,606 78
1970 6,150,852 1.14 % 67,600 18,596 31.8 2.36 156 74.1 % 4,555,620 0.17 % 3,700,437,046 72
1965 5,812,851 1.94 % 106,434 23,807 33.0 2.31 147 72.6 % 4,221,894 0.17 % 3,339,583,597 71
1960 5,280,680 1.27 % 64,723 25,992 32.7 2.39 134 71.1 % 3,756,214 0.17 % 3,034,949,748 70
1955 4,957,066 1.21 % 57,796 23,807 33.0 2.31 125 69.3 % 3,436,960 0.18 % 2,773,019,936 71
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 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 8,654,622 0.85 % 71,569 52,000 43.1 1.54 219 74.1 % 6,408,840 0.11 % 7,794,798,739 136
2025 8,936,931 0.64 % 56,462 40,000 44.0 1.54 226 74.6 % 6,668,094 0.11 % 8,184,437,460 101
2030 9,185,115 0.55 % 49,637 40,000 45.2 1.54 232 75.5 % 6,936,679 0.11 % 8,548,487,400 102
2035 9,386,288 0.43 % 40,235 38,879 46.2 1.54 238 76.8 % 7,208,494 0.11 % 8,887,524,213 99
2040 9,551,346 0.35 % 33,012 38,868 47.0 1.54 242 78.4 % 7,485,722 0.10 % 9,198,847,240 99
2045 9,693,233 0.30 % 28,377 38,931 47.5 1.54 245 80.2 % 7,769,235 0.10 % 9,481,803,274 97
2050 9,817,721 0.26 % 24,898 39,020 47.5 1.54 248 81.9 % 8,038,235 0.10 % 9,735,033,990 98
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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