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Switzerland Demographics Profile 2014

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Population8,061,516 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 15.1% (male 627,952/female 591,528)
15-24 years: 11.4% (male 469,536/female 451,547)
25-54 years: 43.9% (male 1,775,571/female 1,760,456)
55-64 years: 12% (male 484,278/female 486,220)
65 years and over: 17.5% (male 616,009/female 798,419) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 48.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 26.7 %
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 42 years
male: 41 years
female: 42.9 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.78% (2014 est.)
Birth rate10.48 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate5.43 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 73.7% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.49% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationZurich 1.194 million; BERN (capital) 353,000 (2011)
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: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth30.2 (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.73 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.12 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.32 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 82.39 years
male: 80.1 years
female: 84.81 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate1.54 children born/woman (2014 est.)
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
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Swiss (singular and plural)
adjective: Swiss
Ethnic groupsGerman 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%
ReligionsRoman Catholic 38.2%, Protestant 26.9%, Muslim 4.9%, other Christian 5.7%, other 1.6%, none 21.4%, unspecified 1.3% (2012 est.)
LanguagesGerman (official) 64.9%, French (official) 22.6%, Italian (official) 8.3%, Serbo-Croatian 2.5%, Albanian 2.6%, Portuguese 3.4%, Spanish 2.2%, English 4.6%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 5.1%
note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national and official languages; totals more than 100% because some respondents indicated more than one main principal language (2012 est.)
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 expenditures5.2% of GDP (2010)
Maternal mortality rate8 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures10.9% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density4.08 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 August 23, 2014