Switzerland population: 8,634,388

Switzerland is a country full of mountainous regions. It is a type of country located in central, western, and southern Europe. It is one of the most developed countries in the world. The quality of life in Switzerland is considered to be very high. The two-thirds of three-quarters of the people live in urban areas. It contains a dense network of towns. The place is sensitive to climatic changes.

Largest cities by population in Switzerland

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, with a population count of 341,730. Some other highly populated cities in Switzerland are Geneve, Basel, Bern, and Lausanne.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Manzini 110,537
Mbabane 76,218

Switzerland population history

In the year 2000, the population of Switzerland was estimated to be 7,143,761. Now there is a slight increase in the population that is estimated to be 8,654,622. The median age of the country has risen to 43.1. The urban population of the city has increased this year to 6,408,840. The global population rank of Switzerland is 101 at the moment.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,160,164 1.05% 12,034 -8,353 20.7 3.03 67 30.00% 347,895 0.01% 7,794,798,739 159
2019 1,148,130 1.04% 11,849 -8,353 19.9 3.11 67 29.60% 339,434 0.01% 7,713,468,100 159
2018 1,136,281 1.02% 11,476 -8,353 19.9 3.11 66 29.10% 331,139 0.01% 7,631,091,040 159
2017 1,124,805 0.97% 10,808 -8,353 19.9 3.11 65 28.70% 323,016 0.01% 7,547,858,925 159
2016 1,113,997 0.90% 9,953 -8,353 19.9 3.11 65 28.30% 315,075 0.01% 7,464,022,049 159
2015 1,104,044 0.73% 7,841 -8,353 19.7 3.14 64 27.80% 307,330 0.01% 7,379,797,139 159
2010 1,064,837 0.66% 6,852 -7,644 19 3.56 62 25.40% 270,400 0.02% 6,956,823,603 158
2005 1,030,579 0.50% 5,029 -9,563 18.5 3.76 60 23.60% 243,713 0.02% 6,541,907,027 154
2000 1,005,435 1.64% 15,719 -5,169 17.7 4.14 58 24.00% 240,805 0.02% 6,143,493,823 154
1995 926,841 2.42% 20,884 -4,650 16.6 4.78 54 23.10% 214,125 0.02% 5,744,212,979 154
1990 822,420 3.30% 24,668 -444 15.6 5.49 48 21.20% 174,011 0.02% 5,327,231,061 154
1985 699,080 3.53% 22,244 -1,862 14.7 6.57 41 18.40% 128,791 0.01% 4,870,921,740 157
1980 587,858 3.30% 17,619 -2,020 15 6.73 34 16.90% 99,425 0.01% 4,458,003,514 158
1975 499,763 2.99% 13,702 -2,285 15.6 6.87 29 14.50% 72,406 0.01% 4,079,480,606 159
1970 431,253 2.89% 11,467 -793 16.3 6.85 25 10.00% 43,260 0.01% 3,700,437,046 159
1965 373,919 2.13% 7,467 -2,402 16.4 6.81 22 6.80% 25,428 0.01% 3,339,583,597 159
1960 336,583 2.12% 6,711 -1,610 17.1 6.7 20 4.10% 13,664 0.01% 3,034,949,748 157
1955 303,028 2.11% 6,005 -1,135 17.8 6.7 18 2.60% 7,761 0.01% 2,773,019,936 159

Switzerland population forecast

It is expected that the population of Switzerland will reach numbers 9,817,721 in the future. This is not a high rise but shows the slowly growing population of the country. The median age of the population will reach 47.5 in the following years leading up to 2050. Then Switzerland will reach the world population rank 98 because of these changes.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,160,164 1.00% 11,224 -8,353 20.7 3.03 67 30.00% 347,895 0.01% 7,794,798,739 159
2025 1,223,693 1.07% 12,706 -5,478 22.1 3.03 71 32.10% 392,638 0.01% 8,184,437,460 159
2030 1,297,835 1.18% 14,828 -3,199 23.5 3.03 75 34.10% 442,183 0.02% 8,548,487,400 157
2035 1,401,422 1.55% 20,717 2,000 24.9 3.03 81 35.50% 497,913 0.02% 8,887,524,213 156
2040 1,507,371 1.47% 21,190 2,000 26.3 3.03 88 37.20% 561,097 0.02% 9,198,847,240 155
2045 1,610,022 1.33% 20,530 2,000 27.8 3.03 94 39.20% 630,518 0.02% 9,481,803,274 154
2050 1,704,428 1.15% 18,881 29.1 3.03 99 41.20% 703,038 0.02% 9,735,033,990 154

Switzerland demographics

The life expectancy of the people living in Switzerland is 85.25 years. The infant mortality of the country is estimated to be 3.0. The sex ratio of the male population is 49.61% for the population share 4,293,648. The sex ratio of the female population is 50.39% for the population share 4,360,970.

Switzerland religion and politics

The major religion in Switzerland is Christianity. It has been present since the Roman era. The divisions are Roman Catholic and Reformed confessions. There is no official state religion in Switzerland. There are also small percentages of other religions found, such as Muslims and Jewish faiths.

Switzerland is a type of semi-direct democratic federal republic. The two powers are present in the federal assembly, the council of states, and national council. There is a direct democracy in the country. The municipal politics may change according to the cantons. Switzerland politics is termed as a full democracy.

Switzerland economy

The country is one of the world’s enhanced free markets. The service sector of Switzerland is playing an important part specifically in the tourism and Swiss banking industry. It comes first in the world’s global innovation index. It is the third wealthiest landlocked country. This report was shared by the United Nations.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%