Lausanne, Switzerland Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lausanne, Switzerland metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Lausanne in 2020 is 442,000, a 1.61% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Lausanne in 2019 was 435,000, a 1.64% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Lausanne in 2018 was 428,000, a 1.66% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Lausanne in 2017 was 421,000, a 1.94% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Switzerland
City Name Population
Zurich 1,395,000
Geneve 613,000
Basel 559,000
Lausanne 442,000
Bern 430,000
Lausanne - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 442,000 1.61%
2019 435,000 1.64%
2018 428,000 1.66%
2017 421,000 1.94%
2016 413,000 1.72%
2015 406,000 2.01%
2014 398,000 1.79%
2013 391,000 1.82%
2012 384,000 1.86%
2011 377,000 1.89%
2010 370,000 1.65%
2009 364,000 1.96%
2008 357,000 1.71%
2007 351,000 1.74%
2006 345,000 2.07%
2005 338,000 1.81%
2004 332,000 1.84%
2003 326,000 1.88%
2002 320,000 1.59%
2001 315,000 1.29%
2000 311,000 0.32%
1999 310,000 0.32%
1998 309,000 0.32%
1997 308,000 0.65%
1996 306,000 0.33%
1995 305,000 0.33%
1994 304,000 0.33%
1993 303,000 0.33%
1992 302,000 0.33%
1991 301,000 1.35%
1990 297,000 3.13%
1989 288,000 2.86%
1988 280,000 2.94%
1987 272,000 2.64%
1986 265,000 3.11%
1985 257,000 2.80%
1984 250,000 2.88%
1983 243,000 2.97%
1982 236,000 2.61%
1981 230,000 1.77%
1980 226,000 0.00%
1979 226,000 0.00%
1978 226,000 0.00%
1977 226,000 0.00%
1976 226,000 0.00%
1975 226,000 0.00%
1974 226,000 -0.44%
1973 227,000 0.00%
1972 227,000 0.00%
1971 227,000 1.34%
1970 224,000 3.70%
1969 216,000 3.35%
1968 209,000 3.47%
1967 202,000 3.06%
1966 196,000 3.70%
1965 189,000 3.28%
1964 183,000 3.39%
1963 177,000 3.51%
1962 171,000 3.01%
1961 166,000 2.47%
1960 162,000 1.89%
1959 159,000 1.92%
1958 156,000 1.96%
1957 153,000 1.32%
1956 151,000 2.03%
1955 148,000 1.37%
1954 146,000 2.10%
1953 143,000 1.42%
1952 141,000 2.17%
1951 138,000 1.47%
1950 136,000 0.00%