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Zurich crack mark of 1.5 million inhabitants

With a Plus of 1.2 percent, the growth rate is approximately the average of the last six years. The main reason for the population increase, immigration from abroad and from the rest of Switzerland is, like, the Statistical office announced on Friday. Migration accounts for about 70 percent of the increase. The Rest of the growth goes back to a birth surplus.

in Percentage terms, the most Knonaueramt with 1.8 percent, the city of Zurich, with 1.6 percent, and the Glattal of 1.3 percent. The population of the Canton capital has grown in the past year to 6500 413'900 inhabitants. Also strong the course of Winterthur have increased with an increase of 1000 persons, as well as Dübendorf and Bülach with the 600.

26.7 percent foreigners

the end of 2018, lived in the Canton of 404'400 foreign nationals, which corresponds to a proportion of foreigners of 26.7 percent. Two-thirds of the foreign population come from an EU - or EFTA-state, one-sixth from the rest of Europe and from the rest of the world.

Germany and Italy, 88'500, respectively, 54'700 people, the largest foreign population groups. After that, Portugal, Kosovo, Spain, Macedonia, Austria, Serbia, and Turkey to follow.

the largest number of Italians (840) Poland (790) and the people from Afghanistan (790), is grown. Right behind it is Syrian and Eritrean nationals to follow. Unlike in previous years, the Germans are no longer the group that grows the most. Many have become naturalized. (nag/sda)

Created: 08.02.2019, 12:04 PM

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