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Number of Households in Switzerland

Source: United Nations, National Statistical Office. Data based on population censuses from 1960 until 2011, micro-censuses and our estimates in between. The forecast until 2020 is based on assumption of declining average size of household to as low as 2.15 perso
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021

Number of households reached 3.94 mil in 2020 in Switzerland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.23 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of households in Switzerland reached an all time high of 3.94 mil in 2020 and an all time low of mil in. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, number of households in Austria amounted to 3.85 mil, 29.7 mil in France, 41.0 mil in Germany and 26.2 mil in Italy in 2020.

Switzerland has been ranked 54th within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of number of households, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

A household is defined as a group of one or more persons living together who make common provision for food or other essentials for living.


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