SWITZERLAND

Capital Bern
Area (km2) 41 285
Total population (thousands, 2020) 8 638
Population density (per km2) 209
National currency Swiss franc (CHF)
National statistical office www.bfs.admin.ch
Swiss Federal Statistical Office
Women in the labour force, 2021
   percentage of total for both sexes 47%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2018 14%
   hourly wage, 2020 18%
Women in part-time employment, 2021
   percentage of employed women 62%
Female tertiary students, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 51%
Female victims of homicide, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 45%
Women researchers, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 36%
Life expectancy at birth, 2021
   females, years 85.9
   males, years 81.9
Life expectancy at 65, 2021
   females, years 23.1
   males, years 20.2
Total fertility rate, 2020
   average number of children per woman 1.5
Adolescent fertility rate, 2020
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 1.7
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2020
   age in years 31.1
 
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
1.4
0.9
1.0
0.7
-0.5
0.2
Unemployment rate
 (%)
4.9
4.8
4.7
4.4
4.8
3.0
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
8.6
8.1
7.9
8.0
8.6
8.8
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2020 619 789
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2020 71 750
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2021 69.9
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2021 55.2
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2020 45 094
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   CHF per USD, US=1, 2020 1.139
Forest resources
   Area of forest
 (percentage of land area, 2015)
31
   Wood volume
 (m3 per inhabitant, 2015)
57

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Transport infrastructure, road accidents and traffic
   Railways
      total length in kilometres, 2020 5 317
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres, 2020 1 544
   Persons injured in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2019 2 482
   Persons killed in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2019 22
   Traffic, railways
      million passenger-kilometres, 2020 13 340
      million tonne-kilometres, 2020 11 067
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2012 94 910
      million tonne-kilometres, 2020 12 484