Morges District

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Morges District
District de Morges
District
Location of Morges District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Vaud
Capital Morges
Area
 • Total 372.99 km2 (144.01 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 77,341
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 62

Morges District is a district in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. The seat of the district is the city of Morges.

Geography[edit]

Morges has an area, as of 2009, of 372.99 square kilometers (144.01 sq mi). Of this area, 205.69 km2 (79.42 sq mi) or 55.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 126.4 km2 (48.8 sq mi) or 33.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 38.25 km2 (14.77 sq mi) or 10.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and 2.66 km2 (1.03 sq mi) or 0.7% is unproductive land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Morges has a population (as of December 2013) of 77,341.[2]

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks French (56,847 or 82.3%), with German being second most common (3,224 or 4.7%) and Italian being third (2,589 or 3.7%). There are 22 people who speak Romansh.[3]

Of the population in the district 12,738 or about 18.4% were born in Morges and lived there in 2000. There were 23,191 or 33.6% who were born in the same canton, while 11,880 or 17.2% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 19,384 or 28.1% were born outside of Switzerland.[3]

In 2008 there were 592 live births to Swiss citizens and 198 births to non-Swiss citizens, and in same time span there were 484 deaths of Swiss citizens and 55 non-Swiss citizen deaths. Ignoring immigration and emigration, the population of Swiss citizens increased by 108 while the foreign population increased by 143. There were 37 Swiss men and 27 Swiss women who emigrated from Switzerland. At the same time, there were 585 non-Swiss men and 629 non-Swiss women who immigrated from another country to Switzerland. The total Swiss population change in 2008 (from all sources, including moves across municipal borders) was an increase of 417 and the non-Swiss population increased by 1055 people. This represents a population growth rate of 2.1%.[4]

The age distribution, as of 2009, in Morges is; 8,300 children or 11.5% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 9,051 teenagers or 12.5% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 8,180 people or 11.3% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 10,572 people or 14.6% are between 30 and 39, 11,911 people or 16.5% are between 40 and 49, and 9,153 people or 12.7% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 7,634 people or 10.6% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 4,411 people or 6.1% are between 70 and 79,there are 2,489 people or 3.4% who are 80 and 89, and there are 531 people or 0.7% who are 90 and older.[5]

As of 2000, there were 28,815 people who were single and never married in the district. There were 32,925 married individuals, 3,126 widows or widowers and 4,211 individuals who are divorced.[3]

There were 9,904 households that consist of only one person and 1,599 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 29,876 households that answered this question, 33.2% were households made up of just one person and there were 117 adults who lived with their parents. Of the rest of the households, there are 7,893 married couples without children, 9,114 married couples with children There were 1,660 single parents with a child or children. There were 563 households that were made up of unrelated people and 625 households that were made up of some sort of institution or another collective housing.[3]

The historical population is given in the following chart:[6]

Mergers and name changes[edit]

On 1 September 2006, the former Aubonne district (District d'Aubonne), Cossonay district (District de Cossonay) and Morges district (District de Morges) were dissolved and merged into the new Morges district.

  • The municipalities of Apples, Aubonne, Ballens, Berolle, Bière, Bougy-Villars, Féchy, Gimel, Mollens (VD), Montherod, Pizy, Saint-Livres, Saint-Oyens and Saubraz came from the Aubonne district (District d'Aubonne).
  • The municipalities of La Chaux (Cossonay), Chavannes-le-Veyron, Chevilly, Cossonay, Cottens (VD), Cuarnens, Dizy, Eclépens, Ferreyres, Gollion, Grancy, L'Isle, Mauraz, Moiry, Mont-la-Ville, Montricher, Orny, Pampigny, Pompaples, La Sarraz, Senarclens and Sévery came from the Cossonay district (District de Cossonay).
  • The municipalities of Aclens, Bremblens, Buchillon, Bussy-Chardonney, Chigny, Clarmont, Colombier (VD), Denens, Denges, Echandens, Echichens, Etoy, Lavigny, Lonay, Lully (VD), Lussy-sur-Morges, Monnaz, Morges, Préverenges, Reverolle, Romanel-sur-Morges, Saint-Prex, Saint-Saphorin-sur-Morges, Tolochenaz, Vaux-sur-Morges and Villars-sous-Yens came from the old Morges district (District de Morges).
  • The municipality of Allaman came from the old District of Rolle.[7]

On 1 July 2011 the municipalities of Colombier, Monnaz and Saint-Saphorin-sur-Morges merged into the municipality of Echichens.[8]

Politics[edit]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 22.18% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (21.71%), the FDP (14.66%) and the Green Party (14.08%). In the federal election, a total of 19,756 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 46.7%.[9]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 24,486 or 35.4% were Roman Catholic, while 26,305 or 38.1% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 1,056 members of an Orthodox church (or about 1.53% of the population), there were 46 individuals (or about 0.07% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic Church, and there were 1,972 individuals (or about 2.85% of the population) who belonged to another Christian church. There were 127 individuals (or about 0.18% of the population) who were Jewish, and 2,263 (or about 3.28% of the population) who were Islamic. There were 150 individuals who were Buddhist, 85 individuals who were Hindu and 124 individuals who belonged to another church. 9,157 (or about 13.26% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 3,306 individuals (or about 4.79% of the population) did not answer the question.[3]

Education[edit]

In Morges about 24,337 or (35.2%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 11,370 or (16.5%) have completed additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule). Of the 11,370 who completed tertiary schooling, 48.6% were Swiss men, 26.5% were Swiss women, 15.2% were non-Swiss men and 9.7% were non-Swiss women.[3]

In the 2009/2010 school year there were a total of 9,184 students in the local and district school systems. In the Vaud cantonal school system, two years of non-obligatory pre-school are provided by the political districts.[10] During the school year, the district provided pre-school care for a total of 631 children. There were 203 (32.2%) children who received subsidized pre-school care. There were 4,838 students in the primary school program, which last four years. The obligatory lower secondary school program lasts for six years and there were 4,238 students in those schools. There were also 108 students who were home schooled or attended another non-traditional school.[11]

Municipalities[edit]

The following municipalities are located within the district:

Municipality Population
(31 December 2013)[2]
Area
km²
[1]
Aclens 532 3.90
Allaman 403 2.60
Apples 1,306 12.93
Aubonne 3,069 6.87
Ballens 484 8.48
Berolle 298 9.60
Bière 1,508 25.01
Bougy-Villars 423 1.77
Bremblens 486 2.90
Buchillon 642 2.13
Bussy-Chardonney 382 3.05
Chavannes-le-Veyron 129 2.63
Chevilly 248 3.87
Chigny 338 0.90
Clarmont 149 1.00
Cossonay 3,534 8.29
Cottens 459 2.36
Cuarnens 409 7.14
Denens 673 3.29
Denges 1,621 1.66
Dizy 225 3.04
Eclépens 1,017 5.81
Echandens 2,234 3.88
Echichens 2,556a 2.58 a
Etoy 2,883 4.91
Féchy 857 2.70
Ferreyres 304 3.15
Gimel 1,885 18.89
Gollion 792 5.44
Grancy 406 5.69
La Chaux (Cossonay) 425 6.75
La Sarraz 2,449 7.71
L'Isle 1,012 16.21
Lavigny 899 4.00
Lonay 2,493 3.71
Lully 759 2.05
Lussy-sur-Morges 643 2.34
Mauraz 52 0.50
Moiry 260 6.67
Mollens (VD) 291 11.00
Morges 15,251 3.85
Mont-la-Ville 349 19.75
Montherod 504 4.97
Montricher 893 25.98
Orny 366 5.56
Pampigny 1,108 11.09
Pompaples 811 4.45
Préverenges 5,176 1.86
Reverolle 345 1.18
Romanel-sur-Morges 462 1.75
Saint-Livres 695 8.12
Saint-Oyens 315 3.05
Saint-Prex 5,449 5.52
Saubraz 372 3.70
Senarclens 433 3.97
Sévery 212 2.38
Tolochenaz 1,784 1.59
Vaux-sur-Morges 180 2.10
Villars-sous-Yens 560 3.04
Vufflens-le-Château 825 2.14
Vullierens 446 6.84
Yens 1,270 9.51
Total 77,341 372.96
^a Colombier, Monnaz Saint-Saphorin-sur-Morges merged into Echichens on 1 July 2011. Population and area for Echichens are pre-merger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e f STAT-TAB Datenwürfel für Thema 40.3 - 2000 (German) accessed 2 February 2011
  4. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - Superweb database - Gemeinde Statistics 1981-2008 (German) accessed 19 June 2010
  5. ^ Canton of Vaud Statistical Office (French) accessed 29 April 2011
  6. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Bevölkerungsentwicklung nach Region, 1850-2000 (German) accessed 29 January 2011
  7. ^ Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 4 April 2011
  8. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 17 February 2011
  9. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Nationalratswahlen 2007: Stärke der Parteien und Wahlbeteiligung, nach Gemeinden/Bezirk/Canton (German) accessed 28 May 2010
  10. ^ Organigramme de l'école vaudoise, année scolaire 2009-2010 (French) accessed 2 May 2011
  11. ^ Canton of Vaud Statistical Office - Scol. obligatoire/filières de transition (French) accessed 2 May 2011

Coordinates: 46°30′N 6°30′E / 46.500°N 6.500°E / 46.500; 6.500