In 2019, 2,722,000 people, or just under 38%, of the permanent resident population aged 15 and over had a migration background.
Switzerland ranks between the UK and Canada for the number of refugees granted legal asylum.
Numbers from Asylum applicants and temporary admission granted.
*Data source: European Council on Refugee & Exiles
- Pashto & Dari
40.8% of the incoming populations speak English and 70% speak one of the three languages spoken in Switzerland (German, French, or Italian.
*Data source: Federal Statistics Office
40.8% of refugees speak English.
Service Occupations or Sales16%
Equipment and Machinery Operations12%
*Shown as a % of immigrants in the field of labor.
**Data source: Swiss Labor Statistics
*Data source: Stastik - Switzerland
*Data source: Save the Children
January 9, 2021
“You don’t know, what you don’t know, ... If you never get in touch with someone new, you don’t learn anything. Every culture has developed really beautiful parts. Hopefully, by coming to a safe place, people can let the wall down and share their beautiful parts with the rest of us.”