The total population of Switzerland in 2007 is 7593500 whereas the percentage of female population is 50.9 % and the male population is 49.1 %. Amongst the population, 78.9 % is Swiss and 21.1 % is foreign population. The population consists of Italian, German and French people.
In Switzerland, people marry lately. They mainly focus on their career before engaging them in family life. When the Swiss woman gives birth to their first child, they are around the age of not less than 30. Most of the married couples in Switzerland are having one or two children.
The Swiss couples do not prefer to have more than two children because of some reasons. Firstly, as the cost of living is very high it is not possible for the couple to afford a large apartment in Switzerland. Secondly, childcare is very expensive in Switzerland. Thus, the main reason to avoid more than two children is the financial difficulties that the couples face.
In Switzerland, a female gets married at the age of 28 whereas the male gets married at the age of 31. The divorce rate as per 2005 is 52.6 %. However, you can say that the divorce rate is changing day to day. Almost all family members of Swiss people are literate.
Education is very predominant in the country. People do not want to make family until they have received the basic education and in some cases, they prefer to do higher studies. The higher studies are expensive so most of the people cannot afford to do the higher studies instead they start earning. Many woman give up their career to take care of their child.
The male member of the family is generally the bread earner and the female member looks after the house. Most of the old people live separately in their home or in old homes. The young generation prefers to stay in the big cities. Therefore, the most important thing about the family life of the people of Switzerland is the economic condition. The lifestyle of the people of Switzerland mainly depends on their earning.