More than 800 000 Swiss nationals lived abroad at the end of 2022

Press releases, 06.04.2023

In 2022, the population of Swiss citizens residing abroad exceeded the 800 000 mark. This number showed continued growth compared with 2021 (+1.5%), but also between 2002 and 2022 (+34%). Europe was still the preferred continent, although more and more Swiss citizens lived in parts of Asia. These are some of the results of the statistics on the Swiss abroad from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on the topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

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Fabienne Rausa, FSO, Demography and Migration, tel.: +41 58 463 63 50,


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