Switzerland Population 2022


Switzerland map
  • The current population of Switzerland is estimated at 8,795,789 people as of August, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Switzerland represent 0.11% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Switzerland is 208 inhabitants per km2.
  • Switzerland is located in Europe.
  • Switzerland ranks number 101 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Switzerland is 47.371876. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 8.530313.
  • The median age in Switzerland is 43.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Switzerland is CHF 20.00 per hour, around USD $20.47 per hour, in 2022.
  • The countries that Switzerland shares its land boundary with are Germany to the north, France to the west, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, and Italy to the south.

Switzerland

Official name Swiss Confederation
Location Europe
Capital Z├╝rich
Population 8,791,316 (as of July 2022)
Population density 208/km2
Population growth rate 0.69% (in 2022)
Area 41,285 km2 (15,940.22 sq mi)
Official language German, French and Italian
Currency Swiss franc (CHF)
Life expectancy 84.10 years
Internet TLD .ch
Call code +41

Switzerland Population Graph

Switzerland Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 8,638,634 4,285,626 4,353,008 49.61% 50.39% 6,385,678 73.92%
2019 8,577,338 4,253,502 4,323,836 49.59% 50.41% 6,334,364 73.85%
2018 8,516,372 4,221,566 4,294,806 49.57% 50.43% 6,285,083 73.8%
2017 8,453,868 4,188,892 4,264,976 49.55% 50.45% 6,235,573 73.76%
2016 8,375,348 4,147,472 4,227,876 49.52% 50.48% 6,175,982 73.74%
2015 8,284,384 4,099,942 4,184,442 49.49% 50.51% 6,107,248 73.72%
2014 8,190,614 4,050,259 4,140,355 49.45% 50.55% 6,036,483 73.7%
2013 8,091,287 3,997,905 4,093,382 49.41% 50.59% 5,960,851 73.67%
2012 7,998,780 3,947,398 4,051,382 49.35% 50.65% 5,891,101 73.65%
2011 7,914,297 3,901,748 4,012,549 49.3% 50.7% 5,827,297 73.63%
2010 7,826,787 3,853,910 3,972,877 49.24% 50.76% 5,761,298 73.61%
2009 7,745,690 3,809,330 3,936,360 49.18% 50.82% 5,699,279 73.58%
2008 7,649,510 3,757,439 3,892,071 49.12% 50.88% 5,626,980 73.56%
2007 7,552,929 3,704,712 3,848,217 49.05% 50.95% 5,553,669 73.53%
2006 7,485,730 3,668,008 3,817,722 49% 51% 5,502,012 73.5%
2005 7,438,900 3,641,342 3,797,558 48.95% 51.05% 5,466,104 73.48%
2004 7,391,399 3,615,872 3,775,527 48.92% 51.08% 5,428,983 73.45%
2003 7,340,762 3,588,899 3,751,863 48.89% 51.11% 5,390,322 73.43%
2002 7,286,501 3,561,642 3,724,859 48.88% 51.12% 5,348,292 73.4%
2001 7,231,589 3,534,078 3,697,511 48.87% 51.13% 5,306,540 73.38%
2000 7,185,974 3,511,067 3,674,907 48.86% 51.14% 5,273,068 73.38%
1999 7,145,706 3,490,677 3,655,029 48.85% 51.15% 5,247,806 73.44%
1998 7,111,707 3,474,069 3,637,638 48.85% 51.15% 5,226,393 73.49%
1997 7,090,607 3,463,052 3,627,555 48.84% 51.16% 5,215,141 73.55%
1996 7,073,547 3,454,720 3,618,827 48.84% 51.16% 5,206,131 73.6%
1995 7,042,377 3,439,497 3,602,880 48.84% 51.16% 5,186,711 73.65%
1994 6,995,474 3,416,590 3,578,884 48.84% 51.16% 5,156,364 73.71%
1993 6,939,930 3,388,768 3,551,162 48.83% 51.17% 5,118,892 73.76%
1992 6,877,014 3,358,046 3,518,968 48.83% 51.17% 5,076,612 73.82%
1991 6,801,610 3,320,546 3,481,064 48.82% 51.18% 5,024,349 73.87%
1990 6,717,131 3,278,632 3,438,499 48.81% 51.19% 4,965,975 73.93%
1989 6,648,507 3,244,471 3,404,036 48.8% 51.2% 4,919,230 73.99%
1988 6,594,968 3,217,025 3,377,943 48.78% 51.22% 4,883,574 74.05%
1987 6,546,677 3,192,160 3,354,517 48.76% 51.24% 4,851,742 74.11%
1986 6,505,685 3,170,871 3,334,814 48.74% 51.26% 4,825,267 74.17%
1985 6,471,918 3,153,118 3,318,800 48.72% 51.28% 4,804,105 74.23%
1984 6,443,411 3,137,941 3,305,470 48.7% 51.3% 4,786,810 74.29%
1983 6,420,314 3,125,409 3,294,905 48.68% 51.32% 4,773,503 74.35%
1982 6,392,843 3,110,757 3,282,086 48.66% 51.34% 4,756,914 74.41%
1981 6,355,599 3,091,999 3,263,600 48.65% 51.35% 4,733,015 74.47%
1980 6,320,925 3,074,498 3,246,427 48.64% 51.36% 4,707,825 74.48%
1979 6,295,876 3,063,573 3,232,303 48.66% 51.34% 4,685,391 74.42%
1978 6,283,246 3,058,684 3,224,562 48.68% 51.32% 4,672,850 74.37%
1977 6,282,681 3,060,294 3,222,387 48.71% 51.29% 4,669,289 74.32%
1976 6,304,017 3,072,578 3,231,439 48.74% 51.26% 4,681,363 74.26%
1975 6,340,153 3,092,093 3,248,060 48.77% 51.23% 4,705,028 74.21%
1974 6,342,927 3,094,714 3,248,213 48.79% 51.21% 4,703,280 74.15%
1973 6,308,861 3,079,986 3,228,875 48.82% 51.18% 4,674,866 74.1%
1972 6,262,459 3,058,585 3,203,874 48.84% 51.16% 4,637,351 74.05%
1971 6,214,890 3,036,595 3,178,295 48.86% 51.14% 4,598,397 73.99%
1970 6,182,360 3,020,701 3,161,659 48.86% 51.14% 4,565,055 73.84%
1969 6,137,860 2,997,731 3,140,129 48.84% 51.16% 4,515,010 73.56%
1968 6,069,170 2,962,969 3,106,201 48.82% 51.18% 4,447,488 73.28%
1967 5,994,781 2,924,254 3,070,527 48.78% 51.22% 4,375,591 72.99%
1966 5,920,961 2,885,876 3,035,085 48.74% 51.26% 4,305,131 72.71%
1965 5,859,400 2,852,942 3,006,458 48.69% 51.31% 4,243,377 72.42%
1964 5,792,123 2,817,289 2,974,834 48.64% 51.36% 4,177,858 72.13%
1963 5,697,094 2,768,218 2,928,876 48.59% 51.41% 4,092,223 71.83%
1962 5,576,602 2,706,883 2,869,719 48.54% 51.46% 3,989,501 71.54%
1961 5,437,011 2,635,863 2,801,148 48.48% 51.52% 3,873,327 71.24%
1960 5,330,491 2,582,090 2,748,401 48.44% 51.56% 3,780,384 70.92%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Switzerland ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Switzerland. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Switzerland

# City Population 2022
1 Zurich 341,730
2 Geneve 183,981
3 Basel 164,488
4 Lausanne 139,111
5 Bern 121,631
6 Winterthur 91,908
7 Luzern 81,691
8 Sankt Gallen 70,572
9 Lugano 63,000
10 Zuerich (Kreis 11) 54,260
11 Biel/Bienne 48,614
12 Zuerich (Kreis 3) 46,018
13 Zuerich (Kreis 9) 44,878
14 Thun 42,136
15 Koeniz 37,196
16 La Chaux-de-Fonds 36,825
17 Zuerich (Kreis 10) 36,216
18 Rapperswil 34,776
19 Schaffhausen 33,863
20 Zuerich (Kreis 7) 33,820
21 Fribourg 32,827
22 Chur 32,429
23 Neuchatel 31,270
24 Vernier 30,086
25 Zuerich (Kreis 6) 29,951
26 Zuerich (Kreis 2) 29,215
27 Zuerich (Kreis 9) / Altstetten 28,307
28 Zuerich (Kreis 12) 28,189
29 Sitten 28,045
30 Lancy 27,291
31 Zuerich (Kreis 4) / Aussersihl 27,273
32 Emmen 26,889
33 Kriens 25,010
34 Yverdon-les-Bains 23,702
35 Zug 23,435
36 Uster 23,279
37 Montreux 22,897
38 Frauenfeld 21,979
39 Zuerich (Kreis 3) / Sihlfeld 20,977
40 Dietikon 20,893
41 Baar 20,546
42 Zuerich (Kreis 6) / Unterstrass 20,045
43 Riehen 20,000
44 Dubendorf 19,882
45 Meyrin 19,772
46 Carouge 19,344
47 Wettingen 18,191
48 Allschwil 18,189
49 Zuerich (Kreis 11) / Oerlikon 17,922
50 Zuerich (Kreis 11) / Seebach 17,851
51 Renens 17,811
52 Kreuzlingen 17,655
53 Jona 17,655
54 Onex 17,302
55 Zuerich (Kreis 11) / Affoltern 17,241
56 Zuerich (Kreis 10) / Hoengg 17,117
57 Gossau 17,043
58 Muttenz 16,927
59 Wil 16,808
60 Nyon 16,797
61 Bellinzona 16,572
62 Zuerich (Kreis 9) / Albisrieden 16,480
63 Olten 16,411
64 Oberwinterthur (Kreis 2) 16,356
65 Kloten 16,289
66 Pully 16,263
67 Stadt Winterthur (Kreis 1) 16,182
68 Littau 16,121
69 Baden 16,118
70 Zuerich (Kreis 2) / Wollishofen 16,073
71 Horgen 15,973
72 Grenchen 15,927
73 Vevey 15,812
74 Sierre 15,752
75 Zuerich (Kreis 10) / Wipkingen 15,718
76 Zuerich (Kreis 8) 15,519
77 Aarau 15,501
78 Herisau 15,438
79 Seen (Kreis 3) 15,434
80 Adliswil 15,230
81 Steffisburg 15,191
82 Monthey 15,106
83 Zuerich (Kreis 3) / Alt-Wiedikon 14,931
84 Pratteln 14,877
85 Solothurn 14,853
86 Burgdorf 14,788
87 Martigny-Ville 14,768
88 Locarno 14,509
89 Freienbach 14,302
90 Langenthal 14,184
91 Schwyz 14,177
92 Binningen 14,130
93 Morges 14,117
94 Wohlen 13,875
95 Cham 13,495
96 Thalwil 13,296
97 Waedenswil 13,269
98 Bulach 13,172
99 Einsiedeln 13,148
100 Thonex 13,057

Other Countries from Europe Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Russia 145,812,178 8.4/km2
Germany 84,271,788 232/km2
France 65,620,210 116/km2
Italy 60,815,137 200/km2
Spain 47,411,405 94/km2
Poland 37,794,711 122/km2
Romania 19,030,214 80.6/km2
Netherlands 17,195,292 423/km2
Belgium 11,610,770 376/km2
Czech Republic 10,757,593 133/km2
Sweden 10,401,616 25/km2
Greece 10,341,518 82/km2
Portugal 10,145,110 112.4/km2
Hungary 9,681,327 105/km2
Belarus 9,303,343 46/km2
Austria 9,031,530 107/km2
Switzerland 8,791,316 208/km2
Serbia 6,887,819 101/km2
Bulgaria 6,849,421 63/km2
Denmark 5,841,995 137.7/km2