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Switzerland Demographics Profile 2013

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Population7,996,026 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 15.2% (male 624,601/female 588,725)
15-24 years: 11.6% (male 471,401/female 453,568)
25-54 years: 44% (male 1,766,228/female 1,749,672)
55-64 years: 12% (male 476,495/female 479,642)
65 years and over: 17.3% (male 600,754/female 784,940) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 48.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 26.2 %
potential support ratio: 3.8 (2013)
Median agetotal: 41.8 years
male: 40.8 years
female: 42.7 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate0.85% (2013 est.)
Birth rate10.45 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate8.08 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate6.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 74% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 0.5% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationZurich 1.143 million; BERN (capital) 346,000 (2009)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth30.2 (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.8 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.21 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.36 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 82.28 years
male: 79.99 years
female: 84.71 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate1.53 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate82%
note: percent of women aged 20-49 (1994/95)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.4% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS18,000 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Swiss (singular and plural)
adjective: Swiss
Ethnic groupsGerman 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%
ReligionsRoman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Muslim 4.3%, Orthodox 1.8%, other Christian 0.4%, other 1%, unspecified 4.3%, none 11.1% (2000 census)
LanguagesGerman (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census)
note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national and official languages
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 16 years (2011)
Education expenditures5.4% of GDP (2009)
Maternal mortality rate8 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures10.9% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density4.082 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density5 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate17.5% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013