Switzerland - Births





Switzerland: Births

Mnemonic BTH.ICHE
Unit #
Annual 0.57 %
Data 2017 87,381
2016 87,883

Series Information

Source Swiss Federal Statistics Office (SFSO)
Release Demographics
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1901
End Date 12/31/2017

Switzerland: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Population 2018 8,544,527 8,484,130 #, NSA Annual
Births 2017 87,381 87,883 # Annual
Deaths 2017 66,971 64,964 # Annual
Net Migration 2017 250,000 # Annual
Birth Rate 2015 10.5 10.4 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2011 7.8 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information

Annual demographic series are published by the Swiss Federal Statistics Office.  Population, migration, and birth/death data are released based on foriegn and domestic individuals - which are aggregated by the source to develop totals.  Population is made available by thousands of persons and sex, while vital statistics data is presented as total persons. 

The estimated population includes all persons permanently residing in Switzerland. The data are based on the decennial population census, last conducted in 2000, and updated year by year primarily on the basis of data on annual migrations, births and deaths, obtained from the local authorities and the registry offices.

  • Births and deaths: Data are collected from the registry offices, reporting monthly the births, deaths, and marriages. Divorces are reported by the courts.
  • Migration: Data are collected from the local population registers who report yearly over arrivals and departures of Swiss nationals in their respective domain.
  • Population registers: The data on foreign population and migration are collected from the Central Register of Foreigners. 
  • The data are provisional when first released. The data are revised and become final 5 months following the initial release.