Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) rose to 16.0% in Switzerland in 2017

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) (%)
Society | Switzerland | May 17, 2019
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Population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population reached 16.0 % in 2017 in Switzerland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.16 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Switzerland reached an all time high of 16.1 % in 2007 and an all time low of 10.1 % in 1960. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Austria amounted to 21.4 %, 22.6 % in France, 9.55 % in Germany and 18.6 % in Italy in 2017.

Switzerland has been ranked 84th within the group of 123 countries we follow in terms of population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that have a population of more than one million people.

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 20.9% 21.0% 21.1% 21.2% 21.2%
Belgium % 26.6% 26.6% 26.7% 26.8% 26.8%
France % 22.5% 22.5% 22.5% 22.5% 22.5%
Germany % 9.50% 9.53% 9.55% 9.57% 9.54%
Hungary % 17.4% 17.5% 17.6% 17.6% 17.7%
Italy % 18.5% 18.6% 18.4% 18.3% 18.4%
Poland % 4.48% 4.50% 4.53% 4.55% 4.58%
Slovenia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Spain % 23.3% 23.6% 24.0% 24.4% 24.8%
Switzerland % 16.1% 16.1% 16.1% 16.0% 16.0%