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How many British are there?

I'm wondering, does anyone know of any reliable numbers on quite how many British people there are living in Switzerland?
I've tried to find this myself but aren't having much luck.

I'm really curious to know to fill in the blanks on this map to include the non-EU schengen nations.



(Norway I quite easily found is 13.4k)
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Old 13.04.2016, 19:56
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Re: How many British are there?

40k according to the first link.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+many+britis...in+switzerland
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Re: How many British are there?

What do you classify as British - me for example I have both Swiss and U.K. citizenship.
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Old 13.04.2016, 20:35
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Re: How many British are there?

Too many.







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Re: How many British are there?

40,898 in 2013.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demogr...by_nationality
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I never thought of googling

Or rather I've tried that but never came across any official numbers. 40,000-60,000 is a pretty broad estimate.
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What do you classify as British - me for example I have both Swiss and U.K. citizenship.
I'd hazard a guess that for statistical purposes only the Brits who are registered for their permits as British would be included.
As a Swiss you are obviously not registered as a 'foreigner' even with a second nationality and there are probably other dual nationality citizens who are registered under their non-British nationality so I guess they won't be included either.
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I'd hazard a guess that for statistical purposes only the Brits who are registered for their permits as British would be included.
As a Swiss you are obviously not registered as a 'foreigner' even with a second nationality and there are probably other dual nationality citizens who are registered under their non-British nationality so I guess they won't be included either.
Don't get it, but it's late. Nope, double checked - makes sense.
I always found it confusing that as a Swiss, Switzerland doesn't recognise my U.K. nationality for example .
But it's always great to be able to choose the shortest lines at the airport customs ;-).
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Go ogle doesn't know everything. Pfft!

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+many+wigane...in+switzerland
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Go ogle doesn't know everything. Pfft!

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+many+wigane...in+switzerland
Exactly - and try filtering that by the number of Wigan pie eaters for example.
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Don't get it, but it's late. Nope, double checked - makes sense.
I always found it confusing that as a Swiss, Switzerland doesn't recognise my U.K. nationality for example .
But it's always great to be able to choose the shortest lines at the airport customs ;-).
They have to allocate one nationality to you for the statistics and if you are dual Swiss and something else it will obviously be Swiss.
If the included all the nationalities of all the people with more the one then the Swiss population would increase significantly, on paper at least.
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They have to allocate one nationality to you for the statistics and if you are dual Swiss and something else it will obviously be Swiss.
If the included all the nationalities of all the people with more the one then the Swiss population would increase significantly, on paper at least.
Usually I just join the EU or non-EU line. depending on the flights that have just arrived
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Exactly - and try filtering that by the number of Wigan pie eaters for example.
Genau! Akrivos! Exactly!

Go Ogle's gone downhill since they removed the 'search within results' tag at the bottom of the page. Round our way, that tab ont t'internet gave the options...

Steak & Kidley
Baby's Yed
Meat & Tayter
Cheese & Onion
and the grandest of them all... Greenhalgh's Butter Pie!
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Genau! Akrivos! Exactly!

Go Ogle's gone downhill since they removed the 'search within results' tag at the bottom of the page. Round our way, that tab ont t'internet gave the options...

Steak & Kidley
Baby's Yed
Meat & Tayter
Cheese & Onion
and the grandest of them all... Greenhalgh's Butter Pie!
So maybe the Op will come to a good conclusion after all.

Sorry OP - really don't want to make fun - you might even get some good statistical info. from here for your research.
But maybe someone could point the OP in a good direction for this research topic?
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Re: How many British are there?

Here a link in the meantime:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/migratio...rants/41145410
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Genau! Akrivos! Exactly!

Go Ogle's gone downhill since they removed the 'search within results' tag at the bottom of the page. Round our way, that tab ont t'internet gave the options...

Steak & Kidley
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and the grandest of them all... Greenhalgh's Butter Pie!
Used to love baby's 'ead and chips. You've forgotten spam fritters.
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Used to love baby's 'ead and chips. You've forgotten spam fritters.
You're getting technical now. It's all down to whether you're a mushy peas or pea wet kind of man?

Edit: Would have given a sensible answer too, but ZuriRollt beat me to it by posting the only decent breakdown I have.

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You're getting technical now. It's all down to whether you're a mushy peas or pea wet kind of man?
But how can I possibly sleep tonight with spam fritters on my mind . Especially as a vegetarian in the meantime .

Well, at least the OP can count a few British in the statistics.
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They have to allocate one nationality to you for the statistics and if you are dual Swiss and something else it will obviously be Swiss.
If the included all the nationalities of all the people with more the one then the Swiss population would increase significantly, on paper at least.
In one Swiss report I saw, the Swiss categorized residents as Swiss, naturalized Swiss, then various categories of foreigner. So if you gained dual after being here, I think they'd count you as Brit.
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I'm wondering, does anyone know of any reliable numbers on quite how many British people there are living in Switzerland?
Far too many!

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