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Contents: Cantons and Districts

The population of the Swiss cantons and districts according to census results and latest official estimates.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, nationality, country of birth).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1980-12-02
Population
Census
1990-12-04
Population
Census
2000-12-05
Population
Estimate
2010-12-31
Population
Estimate
2020-12-31
AargauCanton453,442507,508547,493611,466694,072
Bezirk AarauDistrict57,80562,38463,19170,59480,309
Bezirk BadenDistrict98,769109,557116,537131,565146,064
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict46,43056,14161,66169,32979,366
Bezirk BruggDistrict37,30441,42543,87346,67252,042
Bezirk KulmDistrict30,76133,33235,90437,88742,878
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict19,44222,50926,01129,28233,279
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict37,68442,11146,39853,16965,707
Bezirk MuriDistrict19,81023,85328,25432,33937,379
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict29,37432,56237,25743,80548,164
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict50,93655,45258,24464,71073,843
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict25,12728,18230,16332,11435,041
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton47,61152,22953,50453,01755,309
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict21,54523,80524,24823,57724,149
Bezirk MittellandDistrict14,39215,37315,62316,19517,546
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict11,67413,05113,63313,24513,614
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,293
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,293
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton233,447248,484259,374274,404290,969
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict134,435140,147141,599148,996157,040
Bezirk LaufenDistrict13,62514,99617,18218,90120,321
Bezirk LiestalDistrict48,49351,67154,42157,22961,514
Bezirk SissachDistrict24,70128,07831,02933,68836,063
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict12,19313,59215,14315,59016,031
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950196,735
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950196,735
Bern (Berne)Canton898,397943,126957,197979,8021,043,132
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,59351,05851,40851,66853,715
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict372,569386,534384,988388,262418,191
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict91,73891,83488,58493,859102,425
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict86,01290,19091,80693,67797,666
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict32,82636,25338,48839,17140,607
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict41,27544,78646,37146,51047,645
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict68,78073,40075,34377,18182,472
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict14,51615,68916,74316,81016,550
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict53,28960,36565,04568,57276,052
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict85,79993,01798,421104,092107,809
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton185,246213,571241,706278,493325,496
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District19,93223,01628,17532,91137,695
Bezirk SenseDistrict29,61333,80538,29941,11344,594
District de la BroyeDistrict15,85918,55221,30926,52533,901
District de la GlâneDistrict13,82916,20917,77420,70824,957
District de la GruyèreDistrict27,90533,08038,07046,41557,619
District de la SarineDistrict69,41178,30685,46594,849107,158
District de la VeveyseDistrict8,69710,60312,61415,97219,572
Genève [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715506,343
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715506,343
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,851
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,851
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton164,641173,890187,058192,621200,096
Region AlbulaRegion6,9697,4208,1338,1478,175
Region BerninaRegion4,5524,3984,4274,6294,561
Region Engiadina Bassa / Val MüstairRegion8,0858,3948,8889,6709,163
Region ImbodenRegion14,00415,41216,85918,77321,500
Region LandquartRegion15,30218,69321,26723,09025,463
Region MalojaRegion16,25216,42018,81318,65218,294
Region MoesaRegion6,8066,8497,4717,8638,770
Region PlessurRegion38,86039,71040,70041,07042,822
Region Prättigau / DavosRegion23,16024,66226,43126,19826,122
Region SurselvaRegion19,92720,47221,61821,77721,318
Region ViamalaRegion10,72411,46012,45112,75213,908
JuraCanton64,98666,23368,22470,03273,709
District de DelémontDistrict31,77533,18534,48435,92138,954
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,64924,13824,20124,14524,276
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict8,5628,9109,5399,96610,479
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton296,159326,268350,504377,610416,347
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict20,65821,24922,46822,80223,303
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict47,71454,88860,75366,08174,143
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District66,55478,53786,60395,438104,751
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District78,27476,46675,42577,49182,620
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict43,71751,96758,44866,62476,451
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict39,24243,16146,80749,17455,079
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085175,894
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085175,894
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,520
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,520
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58538,108
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58538,108
SchaffhausenCanton69,41372,16073,39276,35683,107
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict2,7983,3973,7214,0454,805
Bezirk ReiatDistrict6,0376,6227,4347,9469,174
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,89050,36749,67051,45755,330
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,6602,8512,9862,9473,011
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,1074,5284,9865,2225,820
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict3,9214,3954,5954,7394,967
SchwyzCanton97,354111,964128,704146,730162,157
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict9,62910,86912,62214,38516,247
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,7021,7951,9342,0942,364
Bezirk HöfeDistrict16,61919,29522,90827,33629,332
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District8,0919,46110,70412,22413,531
Bezirk MarchDistrict23,24228,09632,99538,98344,558
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict38,07142,44847,54151,70856,125
SolothurnCanton218,102231,746244,341255,284277,462
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict5,7666,2507,0927,5438,009
Bezirk DorneckDistrict13,30915,70117,97819,51720,802
Bezirk GäuDistrict12,74014,42916,73718,13522,005
Bezirk GösgenDistrict20,35921,05022,21123,15524,793
Bezirk LebernDistrict39,58040,83342,00843,22846,439
Bezirk OltenDistrict46,16148,15448,98651,24056,109
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,77815,74815,48916,06616,802
Bezirk ThalDistrict12,77313,58714,03814,21614,752
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict11,26612,21013,48313,94714,802
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict40,37043,78446,31948,23752,949
St. GallenCanton391,995427,501452,837478,907514,504
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict50,92755,67661,64467,50974,372
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict34,46337,26338,38241,04743,928
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict29,64632,63035,33937,77541,490
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict44,84252,58157,90662,49968,425
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict110,167113,928114,305117,823122,903
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict40,78444,01945,90745,05646,954
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict25,80829,50333,00435,64439,993
Wahlkreis WilDistrict55,35861,90166,35071,55476,439
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton183,795209,362228,875248,444282,909
Bezirk ArbonDistrict40,26044,55948,12151,89358,414
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict45,43552,10257,40661,77869,773
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict31,08734,48937,46542,55949,760
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict28,77334,38038,30242,02448,285
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict38,24043,83247,58150,19056,677
TicinoCanton265,899282,181306,846333,753350,986
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict38,90741,87145,22750,81955,906
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,0405,0805,2875,5305,656
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict11,69910,0329,5029,6008,827
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict50,77852,28657,32761,70763,774
Distretto di LuganoDistrict104,895115,413128,911141,661150,556
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict41,63843,76145,72448,72949,969
Distretto di RivieraDistrict8,2928,7179,2759,94510,346
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict4,6505,0215,5935,7625,952
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,819
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,819
Valais (Wallis)Canton218,707249,817272,399312,684348,503
Bezirk BrigDistrict19,62421,53723,05225,03327,360
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,2944,5234,7434,7454,377
Bezirk LeukDistrict10,11511,09411,63112,29412,434
Bezirk RaronDistrict9,2169,65610,38010,82911,095
Bezirk VispDistrict22,02423,52326,81927,93428,547
District de ContheyDistrict15,20118,48520,09424,21129,424
District de MartignyDistrict25,80930,67433,69341,36148,906
District de MontheyDistrict23,49329,70833,38940,76647,912
District d'EntremontDistrict9,56110,42512,13814,22315,519
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict8,82810,01810,42012,36014,102
District de SierreDistrict32,10137,68340,01846,13449,427
District de SionDistrict30,46634,21337,26342,75948,447
District d'HérensDistrict7,9758,2788,75910,03510,953
Vaud (Waadt)Canton528,747601,816640,657713,281814,762
District d'AigleDistrict27,32032,51635,24840,14346,253
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict26,51829,84330,86235,33744,552
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict63,76270,81972,02379,43185,976
District de LausanneDistrict141,109145,961144,764150,362168,127
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict40,86647,38951,34756,82463,446
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict53,52261,06963,24268,23279,015
District de MorgesDistrict48,14258,29064,49973,74784,533
District de NyonDistrict46,34061,20474,08389,601103,305
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict20,93826,94831,40137,91746,421
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict60,23067,77773,18881,68793,134
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105128,794
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105128,794
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,122,8391,179,0441,247,9061,373,0681,553,423
Bezirk AffolternDistrict29,51335,40941,82148,09655,839
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict21,30423,41126,60829,51131,959
Bezirk BülachDistrict91,599101,320110,465131,879156,900
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict50,20959,03968,75880,09092,079
Bezirk DietikonDistrict67,71570,71073,16980,54794,533
Bezirk HinwilDistrict62,98070,60977,20687,82297,098
Bezirk HorgenDistrict101,552104,005106,670115,301127,263
Bezirk MeilenDistrict79,60580,71987,03097,034106,506
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict40,24946,05150,26955,76861,081
Bezirk UsterDistrict87,50695,644106,071120,607135,234
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict121,085127,084136,566153,556173,053
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District369,522365,043363,273372,857421,878
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation6,365,9606,873,6877,288,0107,870,1348,670,300

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: The population figures for 2020 are final.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2020)
Males4,302,599
Females4,367,701
Age Groups (E 2020)
0-17 years1,555,569
18-64 years5,485,061
65+ years1,629,670
Age Distribution (E 2020)
0-9 years876,803
10-19 years849,498
20-29 years1,038,134
30-39 years1,243,230
40-49 years1,201,477
50-59 years1,299,109
60-69 years967,293
70-79 years736,467
80-89 years374,260
90+ years84,029
Nationality (E 2020)
Switzerland6,459,512
Germany309,459
France145,461
Italy325,348
Portugal257,691
ex-Yugoslavia310,732
Europe (other)483,232
Africa113,647
Asia174,976
Other country90,242
Country of Birth (E 2020)
Switzerland6,039,868
Other country2,630,432