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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
2019-12-31
AargauCanton453,442507,508547,493611,466685,642
Bezirk AarauDistrict57,80562,38463,19170,59479,295
Bezirk BadenDistrict98,769109,557116,537131,565145,095
Bezirk BremgartenDistrict46,43056,14161,66169,32978,135
Bezirk BruggDistrict37,30441,42543,87346,67251,433
Bezirk KulmDistrict30,76133,33235,90437,88742,195
Bezirk LaufenburgDistrict19,44222,50926,01129,28232,886
Bezirk LenzburgDistrict37,68442,11146,39853,16964,347
Bezirk MuriDistrict19,81023,85328,25432,33936,900
Bezirk RheinfeldenDistrict29,37432,56237,25743,80547,962
Bezirk ZofingenDistrict50,93655,45258,24464,71072,720
Bezirk ZurzachDistrict25,12728,18230,16332,11434,674
Appenzell AusserrhodenCanton47,61152,22953,50453,01755,432
Bezirk HinterlandDistrict21,54523,80524,24823,57724,266
Bezirk MittellandDistrict14,39215,37315,62316,19517,437
Bezirk VorderlandDistrict11,67413,05113,63313,24513,729
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,127
Appenzell InnerrhodenCanton12,84413,87014,61815,68816,127
Basel-Landschaft [Basel Country]Canton233,447248,484259,374274,404289,404
Bezirk ArlesheimDistrict134,435140,147141,599148,996156,517
Bezirk LaufenDistrict13,62514,99617,18218,90120,050
Bezirk LiestalDistrict48,49351,67154,42157,22960,869
Bezirk SissachDistrict24,70128,07831,02933,68835,948
Bezirk WaldenburgDistrict12,19313,59215,14315,59016,020
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950195,783
Basel-Stadt [Basel City]Canton203,915199,411188,079184,950195,783
Bern (Berne)Canton898,397943,126957,197979,8021,039,101
Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois [Bernese Jura]District51,59351,05851,40851,66853,691
Verwaltungskreis Bern-MittellandDistrict372,569386,534384,988388,262416,344
Verwaltungskreis Biel/BienneDistrict91,73891,83488,58493,859102,081
Verwaltungskreis EmmentalDistrict86,01290,19091,80693,67797,469
Verwaltungskreis Frutigen-NiedersimmentalDistrict32,82636,25338,48839,17140,443
Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-OberhasliDistrict41,27544,78646,37146,51047,586
Verwaltungskreis OberaargauDistrict68,78073,40075,34377,18182,029
Verwaltungskreis Obersimmental-SaanenDistrict14,51615,68916,74316,81016,555
Verwaltungskreis SeelandDistrict53,28960,36565,04568,57275,305
Verwaltungskreis ThunDistrict85,79993,01798,421104,092107,598
Fribourg (Freiburg)Canton185,246213,571241,706278,493321,717
Bezirk See / District du Lac [Lake District]District19,93223,01628,17532,91137,219
Bezirk SenseDistrict29,61333,80538,29941,11344,296
District de la BroyeDistrict15,85918,55221,30926,52533,255
District de la GlâneDistrict13,82916,20917,77420,70824,630
District de la GruyèreDistrict27,90533,08038,07046,41556,611
District de la SarineDistrict69,41178,30685,46594,849106,485
District de la VeveyseDistrict8,69710,60312,61415,97219,221
Genève [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715504,031
Genève (Genf) [Geneva]Canton349,040379,190413,673457,715504,031
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,582
GlarusCanton36,71838,50838,18338,60840,582
Graubünden (Grigioni, Grischun) [Grisons]Canton164,641173,890187,058192,621198,988
Region AlbulaRegion6,9697,4208,1338,1478,053
Region BerninaRegion4,5524,3984,4274,6294,610
Region Engiadina Bassa / Val MüstairRegion8,0858,3948,8889,6709,192
Region ImbodenRegion14,00415,41216,85918,77321,291
Region LandquartRegion15,30218,69321,26723,09025,401
Region MalojaRegion16,25216,42018,81318,65218,182
Region MoesaRegion6,8066,8497,4717,8638,671
Region PlessurRegion38,86039,71040,70041,07042,443
Region Prättigau / DavosRegion23,16024,66226,43126,19826,081
Region SurselvaRegion19,92720,47221,61821,77721,282
Region ViamalaRegion10,72411,46012,45112,75213,782
JuraCanton64,98666,23368,22470,03273,563
District de DelémontDistrict31,77533,18534,48435,92138,721
District de PorrentruyDistrict24,64924,13824,20124,14524,395
District des Franches-MontagnesDistrict8,5628,9109,5399,96610,447
Luzern [Lucerne]Canton296,159326,268350,504377,610413,048
Wahlkreis EntlebuchDistrict20,65821,24922,46822,80223,434
Wahlkreis HochdorfDistrict47,71454,88860,75366,08173,725
Wahlkreis Luzern-Land [Lucerne Country]District66,55478,53786,60395,438103,398
Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt [Lucerne City]District78,27476,46675,42577,49182,240
Wahlkreis SurseeDistrict43,71751,96758,44866,62475,681
Wahlkreis WillisauDistrict39,24243,16146,80749,17454,570
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085176,467
NeuchâtelCanton158,368163,985167,949172,085176,467
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,076
Nidwalden [Nidwald]Canton28,61733,04437,23541,02443,076
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58537,924
Obwalden [Obwald]Canton25,86529,02532,42735,58537,924
SchaffhausenCanton69,41372,16073,39276,35682,337
Bezirk OberklettgauDistrict2,7983,3973,7214,0454,675
Bezirk ReiatDistrict6,0376,6227,4347,9469,115
Bezirk SchaffhausenDistrict49,89050,36749,67051,45754,795
Bezirk SchleitheimDistrict2,6602,8512,9862,9472,996
Bezirk SteinDistrict4,1074,5284,9865,2225,774
Bezirk UnterklettgauDistrict3,9214,3954,5954,7394,982
SchwyzCanton97,354111,964128,704146,730160,457
Bezirk EinsiedelnDistrict9,62910,86912,62214,38516,104
Bezirk GersauDistrict1,7021,7951,9342,0942,324
Bezirk HöfeDistrict16,61919,29522,90827,33629,148
Bezirk Küssnacht (SZ)District8,0919,46110,70412,22413,300
Bezirk MarchDistrict23,24228,09632,99538,98343,789
Bezirk SchwyzDistrict38,07142,44847,54151,70855,792
SolothurnCanton218,102231,746244,341255,284275,177
Bezirk BucheggbergDistrict5,7666,2507,0927,5437,951
Bezirk DorneckDistrict13,30915,70117,97819,51720,674
Bezirk GäuDistrict12,74014,42916,73718,13521,601
Bezirk GösgenDistrict20,35921,05022,21123,15524,524
Bezirk LebernDistrict39,58040,83342,00843,22846,179
Bezirk OltenDistrict46,16148,15448,98651,24055,678
Bezirk SolothurnDistrict15,77815,74815,48916,06616,933
Bezirk ThalDistrict12,77313,58714,03814,21614,781
Bezirk ThiersteinDistrict11,26612,21013,48313,94714,740
Bezirk WasseramtDistrict40,37043,78446,31948,23752,116
St. GallenCanton391,995427,501452,837478,907510,670
Wahlkreis RheintalDistrict50,92755,67661,64467,50973,645
Wahlkreis RorschachDistrict34,46337,26338,38241,04743,485
Wahlkreis SarganserlandDistrict29,64632,63035,33937,77541,008
Wahlkreis See-GasterDistrict44,84252,58157,90662,49967,646
Wahlkreis St. GallenDistrict110,167113,928114,305117,823122,696
Wahlkreis ToggenburgDistrict40,78444,01945,90745,05646,535
Wahlkreis WerdenbergDistrict25,80829,50333,00435,64439,620
Wahlkreis WilDistrict55,35861,90166,35071,55476,035
Thurgau [Thurgovia]Canton183,795209,362228,875248,444279,493
Bezirk ArbonDistrict40,26044,55948,12151,89357,432
Bezirk FrauenfeldDistrict45,43552,10257,40661,77869,070
Bezirk KreuzlingenDistrict31,08734,48937,46542,55948,994
Bezirk MünchwilenDistrict28,77334,38038,30242,02447,626
Bezirk WeinfeldenDistrict38,24043,83247,58150,19056,371
TicinoCanton265,899282,181306,846333,753351,471
Distretto di BellinzonaDistrict38,90741,87145,22750,81955,753
Distretto di BlenioDistrict5,0405,0805,2875,5305,655
Distretto di LeventinaDistrict11,69910,0329,5029,6009,006
Distretto di LocarnoDistrict50,77852,28657,32761,70763,823
Distretto di LuganoDistrict104,895115,413128,911141,661150,628
Distretto di MendrisioDistrict41,63843,76145,72448,72950,340
Distretto di RivieraDistrict8,2928,7179,2759,94510,299
Distretto di VallemaggiaDistrict4,6505,0215,5935,7625,967
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,694
UriCanton33,88334,20834,77735,42236,694
Valais (Wallis)Canton218,707249,817272,399312,684345,394
Bezirk BrigDistrict19,62421,53723,05225,03327,042
Bezirk GomsDistrict4,2944,5234,7434,7454,366
Bezirk LeukDistrict10,11511,09411,63112,29412,285
Bezirk RaronDistrict9,2169,65610,38010,82910,997
Bezirk VispDistrict22,02423,52326,81927,93428,330
District de ContheyDistrict15,20118,48520,09424,21129,165
District de MartignyDistrict25,80930,67433,69341,36148,276
District de MontheyDistrict23,49329,70833,38940,76647,617
District d'EntremontDistrict9,56110,42512,13814,22315,293
District de Saint-MauriceDistrict8,82810,01810,42012,36013,946
District de SierreDistrict32,10137,68340,01846,13449,240
District de SionDistrict30,46634,21337,26342,75947,900
District d'HérensDistrict7,9758,2788,75910,03510,937
Vaud (Waadt)Canton528,747601,816640,657713,281804,861
District d'AigleDistrict27,32032,51635,24840,14345,821
District de la Broye-VullyDistrict26,51829,84330,86235,33743,663
District de la Riviera-Pays-d'EnhautDistrict63,76270,81972,02379,43185,069
District de LausanneDistrict141,109145,961144,764150,362167,069
District de Lavaux-OronDistrict40,86647,38951,34756,82462,858
District de l'Ouest lausannoisDistrict53,52261,06963,24268,23276,757
District de MorgesDistrict48,14258,29064,49973,74783,408
District de NyonDistrict46,34061,20474,08389,601101,885
District du Gros-de-VaudDistrict20,93826,94831,40137,91745,708
District du Jura-Nord vaudoisDistrict60,23067,77773,18881,68792,623
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105127,612
ZugCanton75,93085,546100,052113,105127,612
Zürich [Zurich]Canton1,122,8391,179,0441,247,9061,373,0681,538,848
Bezirk AffolternDistrict29,51335,40941,82148,09655,253
Bezirk AndelfingenDistrict21,30423,41126,60829,51131,518
Bezirk BülachDistrict91,599101,320110,465131,879154,688
Bezirk DielsdorfDistrict50,20959,03968,75880,09091,293
Bezirk DietikonDistrict67,71570,71073,16980,54792,462
Bezirk HinwilDistrict62,98070,60977,20687,82296,502
Bezirk HorgenDistrict101,552104,005106,670115,301126,025
Bezirk MeilenDistrict79,60580,71987,03097,034105,360
Bezirk PfäffikonDistrict40,24946,05150,26955,76860,834
Bezirk UsterDistrict87,50695,644106,071120,607133,300
Bezirk WinterthurDistrict121,085127,084136,566153,556171,516
Bezirk Zürich [Zurich]District369,522365,043363,273372,857420,097
Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra, Helvetia) [Switzerland]Confederation6,365,9606,873,6877,288,0107,870,1348,603,899

Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (web).

Explanation: Cantons and districts in the boundaries of December 2019. The population figures for 2019 are preliminary.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2019)
Males4,267,775
Females4,336,124
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