SWITZERLAND

Capital Bern
Area (km2) 41 285
Total population (thousands, 2017) 8 452
Population density (per km2) 205
National currency Swiss franc (CHF)
National statistical office www.bfs.admin.ch
Swiss Federal Statistical Office
Women in the labour force, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 46%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2016 15%
   hourly wage, 2017 17%
Women in part-time employment, 2017
   percentage of employed women 62%
Female tertiary students, 2016
   percentage of total for both sexes 50%
Female victims of homicide, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 39%
Women researchers, 2015
   percentage of total for both sexes 34%
Life expectancy at birth, 2017
   females, years 85.6
   males, years 81.6
Life expectancy at 65, 2017
   females, years 22.8
   males, years 20.0
Total fertility rate, 2017
   average number of children per woman 1.5
Adolescent fertility rate, 2017
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 2.4
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2017
   age in years 30.7
 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
1.3
1.9
1.5
1.4
0.9
0.9
Unemployment rate
 (%)
4.5
4.7
4.4
4.6
4.4
..
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
8.7
8.6
8.8
8.6
8.1
..
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2018 586 859
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2018 68 772
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2018 66.1
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2018 53.9
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2018 44 751
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   CHF per USD, US=1, 2018 1.175
Forest resources
   Area of forest
 (percentage of land area, 2015)
31
   Wood volume
 (m3 per inhabitant, 2015)
57
Transport infrastructure, road accidents and traffic
   Railways
      total length in kilometres, 2015 5 196
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres, 2017 1 458
   Persons injured in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2017 2 534
   Persons killed in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2017 27
   Traffic, railways
      million passenger-kilometres, 2018 20 590
      million tonne-kilometres, 2018 11 776
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2012 94 910
      million tonne-kilometres, 2017 11 945