Statistics

Statistics about Mensa Switzerland

Entries and Exits by month

The following tables display how many members have joined or quit Mensa in each month.

Entries by month

Year of EntryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Total
201034611818749161511112
20111234121016101017792
20121211111016813101712126138
201311710107914812141020132
20141012121511611128241610147
201520171517151415935172219215
20161513231426913152020718193
20173017102032141692919245225
20181923819172141817211718229
2019162621212121231412182926248
20201613356823131115140

Exits by month

Year of ExitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Total
20101465512336
2011403322564285
201211352527241114
201311311236
20141734152
201521119233332580
20162652121138
201733246121269
201833454867912212147
2019581318431152204
2020272276

Resulting Balance

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Total
201034611841-141513876
2011-2841-18-9461577
20121110810-363-14101712-12524
201310610107-221471014102096
2014-712121511-281112724161095
2015-117151714-5136321419-6135
20161513231426-178131918617155
201730-16102032-101082719233156
20181620-37159-463271519161682
2019-4226201820-632013121729-2644
202016133368-4913111364

Number of Members at end of month

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2010795799805816824828829828832847860868
2011840840840844845844852843847853868875
2012886896904914878881867877894906894899
2013909915925935942920934941951965975995
201498810001012102710381010102110331040106410801090
2015108911061121113811521147116011661198121212311225
2016124012531276129013161299130713201339135713631380
2017141013941404142414561446145614641491151015331536
2018155215721535155015591513154515521567158616021618
2019157616021622164016601597161716301642165916881662
2020167816911724173017381689170217131726

Event Activity by Month

The following table shows the event activity by month by counting the signups for all Mensa events in each month.
YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Total
20101839964555253
2011807426167865426482145100107879
20125557626194886917975769583994
201312354657346386611469627731818
201411054503959248915172615962830
20157946723955635883155795883870
20161081077610473768617914366101941213
2017941421288611712913575667465861197
201811754971201169310511612711899601222
201911510715313810398831101011551341021399
202033117856528609612069943

Forum Activity by Month

The following table displays the number of forum posts by month. As you can guess from the numbers, the website was launched in August 2010. Forum activity reached an all-time high in January 2011 with 2'217 posts. The most active single day was March 23rd 2011 with 167 posts. In general, forum activity has been declining in the last years, reaching an all-time low in March 2020 with 3 posts.
YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Total
2010241722556134503446132291
2011221711761095555645534222250479126895580510201
20126053856518398254434045797839247773097524
20133705416534255723681743051773992171734374
20143403422503383902412782503352503582313603
2015370169298211165174167163244107390482506
2016161170149108646771545020148771139
201710159644643128832118586531717
2018452657201612163313335768396
201914104845144626141218246277
20203912385736689
Today is day number 263 of 2020. The predicted total at year-end is 124 posts.

Decade-of-Entry Distribution

The following table displays the distribution of our members by decade of entry into Mensa Switzerland.
Decade of EntryNumber of Members who joined in that decadeCumulative
1960s33
1970s58
1980s816
1990s5672
2000s363435
2010s11681603
2020s1381741

As the table shows, although Mensa Switzerland was founded as early as 1965, the majority of our members joined just recently in the 2010s, and more than 90% joined after the turn of the millennium.

Year-of-Entry Distribution

The following table displays the distribution of our members by year of entry into Mensa. Please note that the actual number of members that Mensa Switzerland had in these years is higher, because in this table only members who are still members today are counted. Nevertheless, the numbers can give you some indication of the speed at which Mensa Switzerland was growing at various times. In percentage terms, Mensa Switzerland underwent a particularly rapid expansion in the five years from 1998 to 2002.
Year of EntryNumber of Members who joined in that yearGrowth in %Cumulative
196522
1966150%3
1970133%4
1972125%5
1975240%7
1977114%8
1981450%12
198218%13
1983215%15
198617%16
1990319%19
1991421%23
199214%24
1993729%31
199413%32
199513%33
199639%36
1997617%42
19981536%57
19991526%72
20001926%91
20015055%141
20026043%201
20032713%228
20042210%250
2005239%273
20063814%311
20073511%346
20084513%391
20094211%433
20105112%484
20114810%532
20127714%609
20138213%691
20149414%785
201513117%916
201611813%1034
201714714%1181
201818015%1361
201922617%1587
20201389%1725

Average year of entry = 2012.79

Members by Region

The following table displays the distribution of our members by Swiss postal region.
Postal RegionNumber of Members
3164
6123
8604
5105
1468
4165
963
720
240
Postal Region (2 digits)0123456789
112832147816632363429
218115114
3811676162133317
44947315181112343
524195393186
634494712512
7324344
8241551433522252365742
9216651096

Birthyears of our members

The following table displays the age distribution of our members by birthyear.
BirthyearAgeNumber of Members
1928922
192991
193090
193189
193288
193387
1934861
193585
193684
1937831
1938821
1939811
1940802
1941791
1942782
194377
194476
1945753
194674
1947732
1948722
1949712
1950703
1951694
1952683
1953674
19546610
19556513
19566412
19576318
19586211
19596115
19606015
19615924
19625829
19635719
19645623
19655532
19665428
19675337
19685243
19695138
19705042
19714945
19724847
19734755
19744660
19754544
19764459
19774362
19784249
19794158
19804066
19813962
19823857
19833756
19843651
19853552
19863446
19873350
19883252
19893144
19903045
19912941
19922829
19932737
19942654
19952521
19962434
19972335
19982216
19992116
20002011
20011915
2002189
20031711
20041610
2005156
2006148
2007138
2008124
2009117
2010106
201197
201283
201372
201461

Average Birthyear = 1980.22
Current Year = 2020.72
Average Age = 40.49