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The People

The People

  • Population: 7,841,300 (Dec 2010 est.)
  • Population growth rate: c. 1%
  • Birth rate: 10.4 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)
  • Death rate: 8.75 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)
  • Net migration rate: 1.38 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)
  • Ethnic groups:
    • German 65%
    • French 18%
    • Italian 10%
    • Romansch 1%
    • other 6%
  • Religions:
    • Roman Catholic 46.1%
    • Protestant 40%
    • other 5%
    • none 8.9%
  • Languages:
    • German (official) 63.7%
    • French (official) 19.2%
    • Italian (official) 7.6%
    • Romansch (official) 0.6%
    • other 8.9%
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