Foreign cross-border commuters by gender, canton of work and age class

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Canton of work

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Les résultats de la statistique des frontaliers ont été recalculés au 4e trimestre 2020 à partir du 1er trimestre 1996. Plus d'informations sont disponibles dans le document «Statistique des frontaliers (STAF) - Analyse des révisions».
Last modified: new data set (new quarter)
Survey reference day: Last working day of the quarter
Data as of: End of 3nd quarter 2020
Regionalisation: Cantons as of 01.01.1997
Survey: Cross-border Commuters Statistics (CCS)
Integration of AHV/AVS data 2018:
With regard to the publication of the cross-border commuter statistics for the third quarter 2020 (publication of 3th November) , the entire time series from the first quarter of 2018 has been recalculated.
The cross-border commuters Statistics was revised in the third quarter of 2020.
The cross-border commuters Statistics is based on the data from the Central Information Service on Migration (ZEMIS), the data from the old-age insurance system (AHV), the database of the Vocational Education and Training (SBG) and, for the time series before the fourth quarter 2010, the Job Statistics (BESTA).
Data users need to bear in mind the following: although the Central Migration Information System (ZEMIS) is the main source for the breakdowns disseminated, the results are subject to a certain degree of uncertainty. The coding of some variables is neither mandatory nor subject to plausibility tests at source. Furthermore, certain job changes are not necessarily reported and are only recorded in the register when cross-border commuter permits are renewed, possibly affecting the place of work, economic activity, and to a lesser degree, employment status.
Finally, during the compilation of the statistics, the adjustments made and retropolation or extrapolation produce results with decimal digits even though the statistics measure persons.
The figures are rounded off to one decimal place. Subsequently, it is possible that the total of the breakdowns does not exactly equal the sum of the variables. The figures with all decimal places are available in the csv file.
As of 1 June 2007, nationals of the EU-17/EFTA Member States are no longer bound to border zones. Cross-border commuters can therefore seek employment in all cantons.