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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
Population
Estimate
2021-12-31
AargauCanton453,442507,508547,493611,466694,072702,894
Bezirk AarauDistrict57,80562,38463,19170,59480,30981,252
Bezirk BadenDistrict98,769109,557116,537131,565146,064147,159
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict46,43056,14161,66169,32979,36680,280
Bezirk BruggDistrict37,30441,42543,87346,67252,04252,792
Bezirk KulmDistrict30,76133,33235,90437,88742,87843,816
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict19,44222,50926,01129,28233,27933,717
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict37,68442,11146,39853,16965,70766,497
Bezirk MuriDistrict19,81023,85328,25432,33937,37937,952
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict29,37432,56237,25743,80548,16448,575
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict50,93655,45258,24464,71073,84375,092
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict25,12728,18230,16332,11435,04135,762
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton47,61152,22953,50453,01755,30955,575
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict21,54523,80524,24823,57724,14924,191
Bezirk MittellandDistrict14,39215,37315,62316,19517,54617,669
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict11,67413,05113,63313,24513,61413,715
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,29316,357
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,29316,357
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton233,447248,484259,374274,404290,969292,718
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict134,435140,147141,599148,996157,040157,586
Bezirk LaufenDistrict13,62514,99617,18218,90120,32120,562
Bezirk LiestalDistrict48,49351,67154,42157,22961,51462,034
Bezirk SissachDistrict24,70128,07831,02933,68836,06336,415
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict12,19313,59215,14315,59016,03116,121
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950196,735195,907
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950196,735195,907
Bern (Berne)Canton898,397943,126957,197979,8021,043,1321,047,111
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,59351,05851,40851,66853,71553,725
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict372,569386,534384,988388,262418,191418,729
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict91,73891,83488,58493,859102,425103,103
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict86,01290,19091,80693,67797,66698,258
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict32,82636,25338,48839,17140,60740,664
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict41,27544,78646,37146,51047,64547,793
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict68,78073,40075,34377,18182,47282,974
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict14,51615,68916,74316,81016,55016,594
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict53,28960,36565,04568,57276,05277,054
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict85,79993,01798,421104,092107,809108,217
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton185,246213,571241,706278,493325,496329,735
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District19,93223,01628,17532,91137,69538,043
Bezirk SenseDistrict29,61333,80538,29941,11344,59445,130
District de la BroyeDistrict15,85918,55221,30926,52533,90134,605
District de la GlâneDistrict13,82916,20917,77420,70824,95725,497
District de la GruyèreDistrict27,90533,08038,07046,41557,61958,786
District de la SarineDistrict69,41178,30685,46594,849107,158107,559
District de la VeveyseDistrict8,69710,60312,61415,97219,57220,115
Genève [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715506,343509,269
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715506,343509,269
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,85141,186
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,85141,186
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton164,641173,890187,058192,621200,096201,342
Region AlbulaRegion6,9697,4208,1338,1478,1758,142
Region BerninaRegion4,5524,3984,4274,6294,5614,570
Region Engiadina Bassa / Val MüstairRegion8,0858,3948,8889,6709,1639,188
Region ImbodenRegion14,00415,41216,85918,77321,50021,700
Region LandquartRegion15,30218,69321,26723,09025,46325,861
Region MalojaRegion16,25216,42018,81318,65218,29418,231
Region MoesaRegion6,8066,8497,4717,8638,7708,910
Region PlessurRegion38,86039,71040,70041,07042,82243,227
Region Prättigau / DavosRegion23,16024,66226,43126,19826,12226,056
Region SurselvaRegion19,92720,47221,61821,77721,31821,433
Region ViamalaRegion10,72411,46012,45112,75213,90814,024
JuraCanton64,98666,23368,22470,03273,70973,776
District de DelémontDistrict31,77533,18534,48435,92138,95439,110
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,64924,13824,20124,14524,27624,190
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict8,5628,9109,5399,96610,47910,476
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton296,159326,268350,504377,610416,347420,239
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict20,65821,24922,46822,80223,30323,334
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict47,71454,88860,75366,08174,14374,710
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District66,55478,53786,60395,438104,751106,432
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District78,27476,46675,42577,49182,62082,897
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict43,71751,96758,44866,62476,45177,055
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict39,24243,16146,80749,17455,07955,811
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085175,894176,127
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085175,894176,127
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,52043,882
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,52043,882
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58538,10838,427
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58538,10838,427
SchaffhausenCanton69,41372,16073,39276,35683,10783,989
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict2,7983,3973,7214,0454,8054,918
Bezirk ReiatDistrict6,0376,6227,4347,9469,1749,270
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,89050,36749,67051,45755,33055,736
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,6602,8512,9862,9473,0113,072
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,1074,5284,9865,2225,8205,884
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict3,9214,3954,5954,7394,9675,109
SchwyzCanton97,354111,964128,704146,730162,157163,677
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict9,62910,86912,62214,38516,24716,253
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,7021,7951,9342,0942,3642,384
Bezirk HöfeDistrict16,61919,29522,90827,33629,33229,543
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District8,0919,46110,70412,22413,53113,809
Bezirk MarchDistrict23,24228,09632,99538,98344,55845,149
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict38,07142,44847,54151,70856,12556,539
SolothurnCanton218,102231,746244,341255,284277,462280,170
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict5,7666,2507,0927,5438,0098,052
Bezirk DorneckDistrict13,30915,70117,97819,51720,80220,884
Bezirk GäuDistrict12,74014,42916,73718,13522,00522,471
Bezirk GösgenDistrict20,35921,05022,21123,15524,79325,053
Bezirk LebernDistrict39,58040,83342,00843,22846,43946,907
Bezirk OltenDistrict46,16148,15448,98651,24056,10956,521
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,77815,74815,48916,06616,80216,803
Bezirk ThalDistrict12,77313,58714,03814,21614,75214,903
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict11,26612,21013,48313,94714,80214,899
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict40,37043,78446,31948,23752,94953,677
St. GallenCanton391,995427,501452,837478,907514,504519,136
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict50,92755,67661,64467,50974,37275,385
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict34,46337,26338,38241,04743,92844,136
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict29,64632,63035,33937,77541,49042,121
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict44,84252,58157,90662,49968,42569,368
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict110,167113,928114,305117,823122,903123,243
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict40,78444,01945,90745,05646,95447,402
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict25,80829,50333,00435,64439,99340,567
Wahlkreis WilDistrict55,35861,90166,35071,55476,43976,914
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton183,795209,362228,875248,444282,909285,930
Bezirk ArbonDistrict40,26044,55948,12151,89358,41459,033
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict45,43552,10257,40661,77869,77370,405
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict31,08734,48937,46542,55949,76050,390
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict28,77334,38038,30242,02448,28548,847
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict38,24043,83247,58150,19056,67757,255
TicinoCanton265,899282,181306,846333,753350,986352,156
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict38,90741,87145,22750,81955,90656,368
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,0405,0805,2875,5305,6565,631
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict11,69910,0329,5029,6008,8278,719
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict50,77852,28657,32761,70763,77464,153
Distretto di LuganoDistrict104,895115,413128,911141,661150,556151,232
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict41,63843,76145,72448,72949,96949,776
Distretto di RivieraDistrict8,2928,7179,2759,94510,34610,353
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict4,6505,0215,5935,7625,9525,924
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,81937,040
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,81937,040
Valais (Wallis)Canton218,707249,817272,399312,684348,503353,085
Bezirk BrigDistrict19,62421,53723,05225,03327,36027,817
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,2944,5234,7434,7454,3774,399
Bezirk LeukDistrict10,11511,09411,63112,29412,43412,655
Bezirk RaronDistrict9,2169,65610,38010,82911,09511,178
Bezirk VispDistrict22,02423,52326,81927,93428,54728,691
District de ContheyDistrict15,20118,48520,09424,21129,42429,840
District de MartignyDistrict25,80930,67433,69341,36148,90649,664
District de MontheyDistrict23,49329,70833,38940,76647,91248,620
District d'EntremontDistrict9,56110,42512,13814,22315,51915,834
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict8,82810,01810,42012,36014,10214,273
District de SierreDistrict32,10137,68340,01846,13449,42750,008
District de SionDistrict30,46634,21337,26342,75948,44748,990
District d'HérensDistrict7,9758,2788,75910,03510,95311,116
Vaud (Waadt)Canton528,747601,816640,657713,281814,762822,790
District d'AigleDistrict27,32032,51635,24840,14346,25347,122
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict26,51829,84330,86235,33744,55245,249
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict63,76270,81972,02379,43185,97686,210
District de LausanneDistrict141,109145,961144,764150,362168,127168,979
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict40,86647,38951,34756,82463,44664,246
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict53,52261,06963,24268,23279,01580,222
District de MorgesDistrict48,14258,29064,49973,74784,53385,961
District de NyonDistrict46,34061,20474,08389,601103,305104,194
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict20,93826,94831,40137,91746,42146,772
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict60,23067,77773,18881,68793,13493,835
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105128,794129,764
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105128,794129,764
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,122,8391,179,0441,247,9061,373,0681,553,4231,564,228
Bezirk AffolternDistrict29,51335,40941,82148,09655,83956,362
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict21,30423,41126,60829,51131,95932,125
Bezirk BülachDistrict91,599101,320110,465131,879156,900158,530
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict50,20959,03968,75880,09092,07992,441
Bezirk DietikonDistrict67,71570,71073,16980,54794,53395,389
Bezirk HinwilDistrict62,98070,60977,20687,82297,09898,193
Bezirk HorgenDistrict101,552104,005106,670115,301127,263128,187
Bezirk MeilenDistrict79,60580,71987,03097,034106,506106,978
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict40,24946,05150,26955,76861,08161,584
Bezirk UsterDistrict87,50695,644106,071120,607135,234136,777
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict121,085127,084136,566153,556173,053174,618
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District369,522365,043363,273372,857421,878423,044
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation6,365,9606,873,6877,288,0107,870,1348,670,3008,736,510

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: The population figures for 2021 are preliminary.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2021)
Males4,337,003
Females4,399,507
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