Schwyz: Facts & Figures

The life of a canton can also be expressed in figures, percentages, kilograms, population statistics or any other unit of measurement which tracks its development at a variety of levels. Thus the Canton of Schwyz holds statistics for its six districts on a number of topics.


Did you know…?

  • 1291 was the year of birth of the Swiss Confederation, by pact between the Cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden.
  • 84.5 years is the average life expectancy of women in the Canton, according to a study in 2006-07 (the Swiss average is 84.1).


The figures keep coming

  • 144,600 inhabitants were recorded in the Canton at the end of 2009.
  • 4577 is the number of public limited companies (AG) - four times its 1980 level, when there were 1040 AGs.


For more information on statistics in the Canton of Schwyz

Cantonal Statistics (only available in German)

Key data Canton Schwyz

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