Indicators waste

Population growth

Every person uses energy, resources and materials, produces waste and requires housing and roads. In this sense we all affect the environment to some extent. A growing population is inevitably associated with an increase in environmental pollution; this applies particularly to industrialised countries. Technical innovations such as energy efficient domestic appliances and production processes can partially compensate for this trend.

Permanent resident population 2017: 8419550 Permanent resident population 2016: 8327126 Permanent resident population 2015: 8237666 Permanent resident population 2014: 8139631 Permanent resident population 2013: 8039060 Permanent resident population 2012: 7954662 Permanent resident population 2011: 7870134 Permanent resident population 2010: 7785806 Permanent resident population 2009: 7701856 Permanent resident population 2008: 7593494 Permanent resident population 2007: 7508739 Permanent resident population 2006: 7459128 Permanent resident population 2005: 7415102 Permanent resident population 2004: 7364148 Permanent resident population 2003: 7313853 Permanent resident population 2002: 7255653 Permanent resident population 2001: 7197638 Permanent resident population 2000: 7164444 Permanent resident population 1999: 7123537 Permanent resident population 1998: 7096465 Permanent resident population 1997: 7081346 Permanent resident population 1996: 7062354 Permanent resident population 1995: 7019019

Data for the graph: Excel
Source: FSO
Method

This indicator records the population resident in Switzerland on average in a specific calendar year. This covers all the people reside year-round in Switzerland. In addition to Swiss citizens, all foreign nationals with a permanent residence permit or a temporary permit giving permission for a stay of at least twelve months, and international civil servants, diplomats and their families count as part of the permanent resident population. It does not include people who are only staying in Switzerland temporarily (for less than twelve months) or whose residence status has yet to be determined (asylum seekers), cross-border commuters or tourists. Since 1991 the permanent resident population has also contained a so-called balancing figure. This compensates for differences in data recording periods between the several register used.

 
Last updated on: 19.11.2018

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