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Statistics

Figures published on 7 April 2022 by the Federal Statistical Office show that more than 788,000 Swiss citizens lived abroad on 31 December 2021.

About 218,600 Swiss citizens living abroad are registered on an electoral roll. This corresponds to the number of eligible voters in the canton of Grisons.

SWISSCOMMUNITY

Statistics

At the end of 2021, 788,000 Swiss citizens lived abroad.

Community of the Swiss Abroad in numbers:

11%

of all Swiss citizens live abroad.

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Added together, they would form the fourth largest canton in Switzerland.

28,700

Swiss citizens emigrated in 2021.

Federal Statistical Office

Further information on statistics on the Swiss Abroad can be found under the following links by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO):

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Anna Wegelin

Anna Wegelin

Head of Communications & Marketing
+41 31 356 61 17
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