Population (Total) in Switzerland

Source: World Bank, United Nations (World Population Prospects, The 2012 Revision, Low-fertility Assumption)
Last Updated: January 1, 2021

Total population reached 8.46 mil in 2020 in Switzerland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.29 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, total population in Switzerland reached an all time high of 8.57 mil in 2019 and an all time low of 3.30 mil in 1900. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, total population in Austria amounted to 8.54 mil, 65.3 mil in France, 80.3 mil in Germany and 60.2 mil in Italy in 2020.

Switzerland has been ranked 100th within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of total population, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin.


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