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Switzerland: Administrative Division

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
2018-12-31
AargauCanton453,442507,508547,493611,466678,207
Bezirk AarauDistrict57,80562,38463,19170,59478,305
Bezirk BadenDistrict98,769109,557116,537131,565144,129
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict46,43056,14161,66169,32977,368
Bezirk BruggDistrict37,30441,42543,87346,67250,874
Bezirk KulmDistrict30,76133,33235,90437,88741,581
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict19,44222,50926,01129,28232,552
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict37,68442,11146,39853,16963,028
Bezirk MuriDistrict19,81023,85328,25432,33936,252
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict29,37432,56237,25743,80547,920
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict50,93655,45258,24464,71071,780
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict25,12728,18230,16332,11434,418
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton47,61152,22953,50453,01755,234
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict21,54523,80524,24823,57724,393
Bezirk MittellandDistrict14,39215,37315,62316,19517,272
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict11,67413,05113,63313,24513,569
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,145
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,145
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton233,447248,484259,374274,404288,132
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict134,435140,147141,599148,996155,854
Bezirk LaufenDistrict13,62514,99617,18218,90119,912
Bezirk LiestalDistrict48,49351,67154,42157,22960,618
Bezirk SissachDistrict24,70128,07831,02933,68835,783
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict12,19313,59215,14315,59015,965
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950194,766
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950194,766
Bern (Berne)Canton898,397943,126957,197979,8021,034,977
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,59351,05851,40851,66853,721
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict372,883386,816385,319388,546414,658
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict91,73891,83488,58493,859101,313
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict86,01290,19091,80693,67797,218
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict32,82636,25338,48839,17140,375
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict41,27544,78646,37146,51047,387
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict68,78073,40075,34377,18181,759
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict14,51615,68916,74316,81016,588
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict52,97560,08364,71468,28874,467
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict85,79993,01798,421104,092107,491
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton185,246213,571241,706278,493318,714
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District19,93223,01628,17532,91136,800
Bezirk SenseDistrict29,61333,80538,29941,11343,990
District de la BroyeDistrict15,85918,55221,30926,52532,894
District de la GlâneDistrict13,82916,20917,77420,70824,337
District de la GruyèreDistrict27,90533,08038,07046,41555,726
District de la SarineDistrict69,41178,30685,46594,849106,136
District de la VeveyseDistrict8,69710,60312,61415,97218,831
Genève [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715499,480
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715499,480
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,403
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,403
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton164,641173,890187,058192,621198,379
Region AlbulaRegion6,9697,4208,1338,1478,120
Region BerninaRegion4,5524,3984,4274,6294,629
Region Engiadina Bassa / Val MüstairRegion8,0858,3948,8889,6709,200
Region ImbodenRegion14,00415,41216,85918,77320,970
Region LandquartRegion15,30218,69321,26723,09025,157
Region MalojaRegion16,25216,42018,81318,65218,259
Region MoesaRegion6,8066,8497,4717,8638,566
Region PlessurRegion38,86039,71040,70041,07042,315
Region Prättigau / DavosRegion23,16024,66226,43126,19826,083
Region SurselvaRegion19,92720,47221,61821,77721,483
Region ViamalaRegion10,72411,46012,45112,75213,597
JuraCanton64,98666,23368,22470,03273,419
District de DelémontDistrict31,77533,18534,48435,92138,590
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,64924,13824,20124,14524,440
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict8,5628,9109,5399,96610,389
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton296,159326,268350,504377,610409,557
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict20,65821,24922,46822,80223,460
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict47,71454,88860,75366,08173,398
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District66,55478,53786,60395,438101,972
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District78,27476,46675,42577,49181,691
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict43,71751,96758,44866,62474,817
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict39,24243,16146,80749,17454,219
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085176,850
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085176,850
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,223
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,223
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58537,841
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58537,841
SchaffhausenCanton69,41372,16073,39276,35681,991
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict2,7983,3973,7214,0454,597
Bezirk ReiatDistrict6,0376,6227,4347,9469,006
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,89050,36749,67051,45754,691
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,6602,8512,9862,9473,043
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,1074,5284,9865,2225,668
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict3,9214,3954,5954,7394,986
SchwyzCanton97,354111,964128,704146,730159,165
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict9,62910,86912,62214,38515,870
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,7021,7951,9342,0942,319
Bezirk HöfeDistrict16,61919,29522,90827,33628,909
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District8,0919,46110,70412,22413,087
Bezirk MarchDistrict23,24228,09632,99538,98343,598
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict38,07142,44847,54151,70855,382
SolothurnCanton218,102231,746244,341255,284273,194
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict5,7666,2507,0927,5437,921
Bezirk DorneckDistrict13,30915,70117,97819,51720,521
Bezirk GäuDistrict12,74014,42916,73718,13521,403
Bezirk GösgenDistrict20,35921,05022,21123,15524,441
Bezirk LebernDistrict39,58040,83342,00843,22845,870
Bezirk OltenDistrict46,16148,15448,98651,24055,372
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,77815,74815,48916,06616,777
Bezirk ThalDistrict12,77313,58714,03814,21614,712
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict11,26612,21013,48313,94714,640
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict40,37043,78446,31948,23751,537
St. GallenCanton391,995427,501452,837478,907507,697
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict50,92755,67661,64467,50973,094
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict34,46337,26338,38241,04743,142
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict29,64632,63035,33937,77540,714
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict44,84252,58157,90662,49967,089
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict110,167113,928114,305117,823122,419
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict40,78444,01945,90745,05646,452
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict25,80829,50333,00435,64439,193
Wahlkreis WilDistrict55,35861,90166,35071,55475,594
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton183,795209,362228,875248,444276,472
Bezirk ArbonDistrict40,26044,55948,12151,89356,638
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict45,43552,10257,40661,77868,334
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict31,08734,48937,46542,55948,345
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict28,77334,38038,30242,02447,325
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict38,24043,83247,58150,19055,830
TicinoCanton265,899282,181306,846333,753353,343
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict38,90741,87145,22750,81955,711
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,0405,0805,2875,5305,682
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict11,69910,0329,5029,6009,113
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict50,77852,28657,32761,70764,075
Distretto di LuganoDistrict104,895115,413128,911141,661151,592
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict41,63843,76145,72448,72950,865
Distretto di RivieraDistrict8,2928,7179,2759,94510,335
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict4,6505,0215,5935,7625,970
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,433
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,433
Valais (Wallis)Canton218,707249,817272,399312,684343,955
Bezirk BrigDistrict19,62421,53723,05225,03326,911
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,2944,5234,7434,7454,440
Bezirk LeukDistrict10,11511,09411,63112,29412,355
Bezirk RaronDistrict9,2169,65610,38010,82910,940
Bezirk VispDistrict22,02423,52326,81927,93428,454
District de ContheyDistrict15,20118,48520,09424,21128,906
District de MartignyDistrict25,80930,67433,69341,36147,983
District de MontheyDistrict23,49329,70833,38940,76647,039
District d'EntremontDistrict9,56110,42512,13814,22315,261
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict8,82810,01810,42012,36013,821
District de SierreDistrict32,10137,68340,01846,13449,230
District de SionDistrict30,46634,21337,26342,75947,753
District d'HérensDistrict7,9758,2788,75910,03510,862
Vaud (Waadt)Canton528,747601,816640,657713,281799,145
District d'AigleDistrict27,32032,51635,24840,14345,589
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict26,51829,84330,86235,33743,145
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict63,76270,81972,02379,43184,980
District de LausanneDistrict141,109145,961144,764150,362166,367
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict40,86647,38951,34756,82462,329
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict53,52261,06963,24268,23276,212
District de MorgesDistrict48,14258,29064,49973,74782,609
District de NyonDistrict46,34061,20474,08389,601100,685
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict20,93826,94831,40137,91745,258
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict60,23067,77773,18881,68791,971
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105126,837
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105126,837
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,122,8391,179,0441,247,9061,373,0681,520,968
Bezirk AffolternDistrict29,51335,40941,82148,09654,619
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict21,30423,41126,60829,51131,372
Bezirk BülachDistrict91,599101,320110,465131,879151,486
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict50,20959,03968,75880,09090,455
Bezirk DietikonDistrict67,71570,71073,16980,54791,091
Bezirk HinwilDistrict62,98070,60977,20687,82295,711
Bezirk HorgenDistrict101,552104,005106,670115,301124,801
Bezirk MeilenDistrict79,60580,71987,03097,034104,412
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict40,24946,05150,26955,76860,439
Bezirk UsterDistrict87,50695,644106,071120,607131,702
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict121,085127,084136,566153,556169,513
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District369,522365,043363,273372,857415,367
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation6,365,9606,873,6877,288,0107,870,1348,544,527

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: Cantons and districts in the boundaries of December 2018. The population figures for 2018 are final.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2018)
Males4,237,121
Females4,307,406
Age Groups (E 2018)
0-17 years1,530,231
18-64 years5,436,995
65+ years1,577,301
Age Distribution (E 2018)
0-9 years868,184
10-19 years841,274
20-29 years1,052,733
30-39 years1,215,196
40-49 years1,204,432
50-59 years1,281,878
60-69 years931,525
70-79 years705,653
80+ years443,652
Nationality (E 2018)
Switzerland6,396,252
Germany306,188
France134,844
Italy319,313
Portugal263,311
ex-Yugoslavia311,285
Europe (other)451,178
Africa109,541
Asia165,147
Other country87,468
Country of Birth (E 2018)
Switzerland5,991,111
Other country2,553,416