|• Total||488.75 km2 (188.71 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2012)|
|• Density||92/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Toggenburg (Wahlkreis) is a constituency in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The Wahlkreis (SFOS number 1727) was established on 1 January 2003. The Wahlkreis is named after the Toggenburg region.
The Toggenburg Wahlkreis has a population of 45,079 (as of 31 December 2012). Of the foreign population, (as of 2000[update]), 584 are from Germany, 952 are from Italy, 3,124 are from ex-Yugoslavia, 167 are from Austria, 1,137 are from Turkey, and 1,123 are from another country. Of the Swiss national languages (as of 2000[update]), 41,718 speak German, 107 people speak French, 673 people speak Italian, and 47 people speak Romansh.
The age distribution, as of 2000[update], is; 6,296 children or 13.7% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 7,444 teenagers or 16.2% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 5,046 people or 11.0% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 6,784 people or 14.8% are between 30 and 39, 6,390 people or 13.9% are between 40 and 49, and 4,926 people or 10.7% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 3,773 people or 8.2% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 3,269 people or 7.1% are between 70 and 79, there are 1,652 people or 3.6% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 326 people or 0.7% who are between 90 and 99, and 1 person who is 100 or more.
In 2000[update] there were 4,967 persons (or 10.8% of the population) who were living alone in a private dwelling. There were 8,910 (or 19.4%) persons who were part of a couple (married or otherwise committed) without children, and 27,097 (or 59.0%) who were part of a couple with children. There were 2,202 (or 4.8%) people who lived in single parent home, while there are 318 persons who were adult children living with one or both parents, 165 persons who lived in a household made up of relatives, 198 people who lived in a household made up of unrelated persons, and 2,050 who are either institutionalized or lived in another type of collective housing.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. Out of the total population in the region, as of 2000[update], the highest education level completed by 11,393 people (24.8% of the population) was Primary, while 15,123 (32.9%) have completed Secondary, 3,627 (7.9%) have attended a Tertiary school, and 2,291 (5.0%) are not in school. The remainder did not answer this question.
From the 2000 census[update], 21,238 or 46.3% are Roman Catholic, while 15,930 or 34.7% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 29 individuals (or about 0.06% of the population) who belong to the Christian Catholic faith, there are 939 individuals (or about 2.05% of the population) who belong to the Orthodox Church, and there are 1,033 individuals (or about 2.25% of the population) who belong to another Christian church. There are 11 individuals (or about 0.02% of the population) who are Jewish, and 2,889 (or about 6.29% of the population) who are Islamic. There are 245 individuals (or about 0.53% of the population) who belong to another church (not listed on the census), 2,183 (or about 4.76% of the population) belong to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 1,410 individuals (or about 3.07% of the population) did not answer the question.
|Coat of arms||Municipality||Population (31 December 2012)||Area
|Wildhaus-Alt St. Johann||2,642||87.53||3357|
Merger and name changes
On 1 January 2013 the former municipality of Krinau merged into the municipality of Wattwil, Nesslau-Krummenau and Stein merged into the new municipality of Nesslau and Bütschwil and Ganterschwil merged to form Bütschwil-Ganterschwil.
- Canton of St. Gallen Statistics Office Wohnbevölkerung (bis 2012) (German) accessed 21 August 2013
- Der Kanton St. Gallen und seine Menschen in Zahlen - Ausgabe 2009 (German) accessed 30 December 2009
- Canton St. Gallen Statistics-Hauptergebnisse der Volkszählung 2000: Regionen- und Gemeindevergleich-Personen (German) accessed 30 December 2009
- St Gallen Canton statistics-Unemployment (German) accessed 30 December 2009
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.