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
20173017102032141692920245226
20181923819172141817211718229
2019162621212021231412182926247
20201613356823136120

Exits by month

Year of ExitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Total
20101465512336
2011403322564285
201211352527241114
201311311236
20141734152
201521119233332681
20162652121138
201733246131270
201833465867912212149
2019581318431152204
202016566

Resulting Balance

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Total
201034611841-141513876
2011-2841-18-9461577
20121110810-363-14101712-12524
201310610107-221471014102096
2014-712121511-281112724161095
2015-117151714-5136321419-7134
20161513231426-178131918617155
201730-16102032-101082620233156
20181620-38149-463271519161680
2019-4226201819-632013121729-2643
202016133468-4213654

Number of Members at end of month

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2010794798804815823827828827831846859867
2011839839839843844843851842846852867874
2012885895903913877880866876893905893898
2013908914924934941919933940950964974994
20149879991011102610371009102010321039106310791089
2015108811051120113711511146115911651197121112301223
2016123812511274128813141297130513181337135513611378
2017140813921402142214541444145414621488150815311534
2018155015701532154615551509154115481563158215981614
2019157215981618163616551592161216251637165416831657
202016731686172017261734169217051711
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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
2020331180569296410543817

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
2020391238573380
Today is day number 228 of 2020. The predicted total at year-end is 128 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
1990s5773
2000s363436
2010s11721608
2020s1181726

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
199526%34
199639%37
1997616%43
19981535%58
19991526%73
20001926%92
20015054%142
20026042%202
20032613%228
20042210%250
2005239%273
20063814%311
20073511%346
20084513%391
20094311%434
20105112%485
20114810%533
20127815%611
20138213%693
20149414%787
201513117%918
201611913%1037
201714914%1186
201818115%1367
201922617%1593
20201187%1711

Average year of entry = 2012.71

Members by Region

The following table displays the distribution of our members by Swiss postal region.
Postal RegionNumber of Members
3165
6120
8601
5104
1466
4161
960
721
239
Postal Region (2 digits)0123456789
112932148817631353228
217115114
3821586152134317
45046315151112333
523195393186
634494412512
7424344
8238551433512154365742
9205651086

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
19625828
19635719
19645623
19655532
19665428
19675337
19685244
19695138
19705042
19714945
19724847
19734756
19744657
19754544
19764459
19774362
19784250
19794158
19804067
19813961
19823856
19833755
19843651
19853552
19863445
19873348
19883252
19893143
19903044
19912942
19922828
19932738
19942655
19952519
19962431
19972333
19982216
19992115
20002010
20011915
2002189
20031711
20041610
2005156
2006148
2007138
2008124
2009117
2010106
201197
201283
201372
201461

Average Birthyear = 1980.14
Current Year = 2020.62
Average Age = 40.48