How many people move within Switzerland every year?

Aaron Burnett
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How many people move within Switzerland every year?
Hundreds of thousands of relocations happen within Switzerland every year. AFP PHOTO LOIC VENANCE (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Data from the Swiss Post reveals who are the people moving homes inside Switzerland - and how far they usually go to.


Swiss Post estimates that 600,000 people relocated within Switzerland in 2023 - so not counting those who moved into or left the country altogether. The service says it received a change of address notification in over 90 percent of these cases.

One and two-person households were the most likely to move - with likelihood decreasing the larger the household is.

Perhaps not surprisingly, younger people - those between 18-49 years of age - are also more likely to move.

Most relocators don't go far, though—82 percent stay in the same canton or even the same town.

Also, high summer and autumn tend to be particularly popular times to move - with July, September, and October being the busiest months for relocation in Switzerland.

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