|Population||1,184 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||89 /km2 (231 /sq mi)|
|Area||13.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||840 m (2,756 ft)
|Localities||Englisberg (with Kühlewil and Unterer Wald), Zimmerwald (with Willishalten, "Bei der Kirche", Niederhäusern, Winzenried, Oberer Wald, Waldhof, Obermuhlern, Egg, Bumishus)|
|Surrounded by||Belp, Kehrsatz, Köniz, Niedermuhlern, Oberbalm, Toffen|
Englisberg is first mentioned in 1166 as Endlisperc.
Wald has an area of 13.3 km2 (5.1 sq mi). Of this area, 74% is used for agricultural purposes, while 19.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Wald has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 1,184. As of 2007[update], 4.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 3.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (97.7%), with French being second most common ( 0.6%) and Italian being third ( 0.5%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 19.9% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 52.1% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 28.1%. In Wald about 84.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Wald has an unemployment rate of 1.18%. As of 2005[update], there were 191 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 65 businesses involved in this sector. 25 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 9 businesses in this sector. 242 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 21 businesses in this sector.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Datenwürfel für Thema 01.2 - Bevölkerungsstand und -bewegung (German) accessed 29 August 2013
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Englisberg in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Jul-2009
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