Switzerland Data

The EASIE data collection takes place every two years. Country data is added to this website as and when it becomes available. The default view is the most recent school year available. The data is presented in up to six tables, focusing on different aspects of inclusive education. Unless stated otherwise in the notes, the data displayed is from the selected school year.

2014/2015 Data:

Switzerland - 2014_2015 - Table 1

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many school aged children are there at: 477,501 248,703 Annual population survey UNESCO-UIS/OECD/EUROSTAT (UOE) entire population data. The permanent resident population includes all persons of Swiss nationality with their main place of residence in Switzerland; persons of foreign nationality holding a residence or settlement permit for a minimum duration of 12 months (Permit B or C or FDA permit – international officials, diplomats and members of their family); foreign nationals holding a short-stay permit (Permit L) for a cumulative period of at least 12 months; and asylum seekers (Permit F or N) who have resided in Switzerland for a total of at least 12 months.
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings in: 490,469 261,629 Annual survey in all schools UOE enrolled school population data. 'Regular' pupils + pupils with special educational needs (SEN) + pupils with unspecified level. The selection made by the education statistics is based on the type of education followed by each pupil; each type of education is linked to a ISCED level (for example, primary school is linked to ISCED level 1). In addition to data by ISCED level, there are two categories of pupils: 1) pupils in special education (in a special class or school) who are not classified according to a level. For ISCED 1, the ages take into account are from 7 to 12 years. For ISCED 2, it is age 13 and older. 2) pupils in a programme abroad. There is over a 1% discrepancy between Question 1 and Question 2, because the information on the population (Question 1) and on pupils (Question 2) comes from different sources. The reference populations are not identical, so interlinking is not valid. By 'population' we mean, as noted, the 'UOE entire population data', i.e. the permanent resident population.
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings in: M M No data available.
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: 481,831 255,003 Annual survey in all schools Settings' refers to schools. These figures include all pupils in mainstream schools (mainstream classes and special classes).
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: 473,237 249,421 Annual survey in all schools Only pupils in mainstream schools and in mainstream classes (excluding those in special classes).

Switzerland - 2014_2015 - Table 2

Question 9 years 15 years Sources used Notes
1 How many children are aged: 79,631 84,237 Annual population survey UNESCO-UIS/OECD/EUROSTAT (UOE) entire population data.
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings aged: 79,671 82,479 Annual survey in all schools UOE enrolled school population data. 'Regular' pupils + pupils with special educational needs (SEN).
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings aged: M M No data available
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: 78,345 80,891 Annual survey in all schools Settings' refers to schools. These figures include all pupils in mainstream schools (mainstream classes and special classes).
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: 77,680 79,412 Annual survey in all schools Only pupils in mainstream schools and in mainstream classes (excluding those in special classes). From 2017/18, it will also be possible to distinguish between the 'regular' pupils and the pupils with SEN in mainstream classes.

Switzerland - 2014_2015 - Table 3

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 17,232 12,208 Annual survey in all schools For 2014/15, there is only data concerning pupils with an official decision of special educational needs (SEN) placed in a separate class or school. From 2017/18, there will also be data on the ones who are integrated. The current definition of pupils with SEN includes speakers of other languages (about 0.3% of the total enrolled school population).
2 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: M M This data will only be available from 2017/18.
3 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: 8,594 5,582 Annual survey in all schools All pupils in separate special classes, including speakers of other languages, are there because of an official decision of SEN. From 2017/18, it will be possible to distinguish between special classes for pupils with 'real' SEN and for speakers of other languages. The latter comprise about 0.3% of the total enrolled school population.
4 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 8,638 6,626 Annual survey in all schools All pupils in separate special schools are there because of an official decision of SEN. From 2017/18, it will be possible to distinguish between pupils in mainstream education and pupils in special education.
5 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: NA NA All pupils are enrolled in a school.

Switzerland - 2014_2015 - Table 4

Question ISCED 1 Male ISCED 1 Female ISCED 2 Male ISCED 2 Female Sources used Notes
1 How many male and female pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 11,284 5,948 7,724 4,484 Annual survey in all schools For 2014/15, there is only data concerning pupils with an official decision of special educational needs (SEN) placed in a separate class or school. From 2017/18, there will also be data on the ones who are integrated. The current definition of pupils with SEN includes classes for speakers of other languages.
2 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: M M M M This data will only be available from 2017/18.
3 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: 5,251 3,343 3,358 2,224 Annual survey in all schools All pupils in separate special classes, including speakers of other languages, are there because of an official decision of SEN. Speakers of other languages comprise about 0.3% of the total enrolled school population.
4 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 6,033 2,605 4,366 2,260 Annual survey in all schools
5 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: NA NA NA NA All pupils are enrolled in a school.

Switzerland - 2014_2015 - Table 5

Ages 1 How many pupils of each age have an official decision of SEN in ISCED level 1: 2 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in ISCED level 1: 3 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in ISCED level 1: 4 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 1: 5 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in ISCED level 1: Sources used Notes
< 3 year olds 0 M 0 0 NA Annual survey in all schools Question 2: The data will only be available from 2017/18. Question 5: All pupils are enrolled in a school
3 year olds 0 M 0 0 NA
4 year olds 28 M 14 14 NA
5 year olds 48 M 17 31 NA
6 year olds 1,501 M 1,248 253 NA
7 year olds 2,991 M 2,006 985 NA
8 year olds 2,593 M 1,373 1,220 NA
9 year olds 1,968 M 661 1,307 NA
10 year olds 2,200 M 818 1,382 NA
11 year olds 2,475 M 1,027 1,448 NA
12 year olds 2,225 M 979 1,246 NA
13 year olds 841 M 405 436 NA
14 year olds 170 M 35 135 NA
15 year olds 95 M 6 89 NA
16 year olds 42 M 3 39 NA
17 year olds 42 M 1 41 NA
18 year olds 11 M 1 10 NA
19 year olds 1 M 0 1 NA
20 year olds 1 M 0 1 NA
21 year olds 0 M 0 0 NA
22 year olds 0 M 0 0 NA
23 year olds 0 M 0 0 NA
>23 year olds 0 M 0 0 NA

Switzerland - 2014_2015 - Table 6

Ages 1 How many pupils of each age have an official decision of SEN in ISCED level 2: 2 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in ISCED level 2: 3 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in ISCED level 2: 4 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 2: 5 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in ISCED level 2: Sources used Notes
< 3 year olds 0 0 0 0 NA Annual survey in all schools Question 2: The data will only be available from 2017/18. Question 5: All pupils are enrolled in a school
3 year olds 0 0 0 0 NA
4 year olds 0 0 0 0 NA
5 year olds 0 0 0 0 NA
6 year olds 0 0 0 0 NA
7 year olds 0 0 0 0 NA
8 year olds 0 0 0 0 NA
9 year olds 6 0 4 2 NA
10 year olds 30 0 20 10 NA
11 year olds 94 0 78 16 NA
12 year olds 698 0 405 293 NA
13 year olds 2,426 0 1,173 1,253 NA
14 year olds 3,356 0 1,660 1,696 NA
15 year olds 2,972 0 1,473 1,499 NA
16 year olds 1,725 0 677 1,048 NA
17 year olds 671 0 88 583 NA
18 year olds 172 0 2 170 NA
19 year olds 53 0 1 52 NA
20 year olds 2 0 1 1 NA
21 year olds 1 0 0 1 NA
22 year olds 0 0 0 0 NA
23 year olds 2 0 0 2 NA
>23 year olds 0 0 0 0 NA

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