Wil (Wahlkreis)

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Wil
Wahlkreis Wil
Constituency
Location of Wil
Country   Switzerland
Canton  St. Gallen
Area
 • Total 145.29 km2 (56.10 sq mi)
Population (December 2012)
 • Total 72,786
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 10

Wil is a district of the canton of St.Gallen, Switzerland. It is named after the regional centre Wil, which is the largest city of the district. However, the district capital is Jonschwil.

Demographics[edit]

District Wil has a population of 72,786 (as of 31 December 2012).[1] Of the foreign population, (as of 2000), 947 are from Germany, 2,336 are from Italy, 6,127 are from ex-Yugoslavia, 439 are from Austria, 820 are from Turkey, and 2,029 are from another country.[2] As of 2000, 58,596 people speak German, 196 people speak French, 1,494 people speak Italian, and 81 people speak Romansh.[3]

The age distribution, as of 2000, in Region Wil is; 8,617 children or 13.0% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 9,137 teenagers or 13.8% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 8,318 people or 12.5% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 10,883 people or 16.4% are between 30 and 39, 9,599 people or 14.5% are between 40 and 49, and 8,018 people or 12.1% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 5,433 people or 8.2% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 3,908 people or 5.9% are between 70 and 79, there are 2,102 people or 3.2% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 330 people or 0.5% who are between 90 and 99, and 5 people or 0.0% who are 100 or more.[3]

In 2000 there were 8,002 persons (or 12.1% of the population) who were living alone in a private dwelling. There were 14,333 (or 21.6%) persons who were part of a couple (married or otherwise committed) without children, and 37,617 (or 56.7%) who were part of a couple with children. There were 3,380 (or 5.1%) people who lived in single parent home, while there are 399 persons who were adult children living with one or both parents, 269 persons who lived in a household made up of relatives, 444 who lived household made up of unrelated persons,and 1,906 who are either institutionalized or live in another type of collective housing.[3]

Out of the total population in Region Wil, as of 2000, the highest education level completed by 13,989 people (21.1% of the population) was Primary, while 24,675 (37.2%) have completed Secondary, 7,191 (10.8%) have attended a Tertiary school, and 2,931 (4.4%) are not in school. The remainder did not answer this question.[3]

Economy[edit]

As of October 2009 the average unemployment rate was 4.1%.[4]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 34,670 or 52.3% are Roman Catholic, while 17,313 or 26.1% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 15 individuals (or about 0.02% of the population) who belong to the Christian Catholic faith, there are 1,946 individuals (or about 2.93% of the population) who belong to the Orthodox Church, and there are 1,617 individuals (or about 2.44% of the population) who belong to another Christian church. There are 17 individuals (or about 0.03% of the population) who are Jewish, and 4,195 (or about 6.32% of the population) who are Islamic. There are 460 individuals (or about 0.69% of the population) who belong to another church (not listed on the census), 4,050 (or about 6.10% of the population) belong to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 2,067 individuals (or about 3.12% of the population) did not answer the question.[3]

Municipalities[edit]

Coat of arms Municipality Population (31 December 2012)[1] Area
in km²
SFOS number
Degersheim Degersheim 3,961 14.49 3401
Flawil Flawil 10,124 11.51 3402
Jonschwil Jonschwil 3,719 10.99 3405
Niederbüren Niederbüren 1,460 15.92 3422
Niederhelfenschwil Niederhelfenschwil 2,925 16.23 3423
Oberbüren Oberbüren 4,171 17.71 3424
Oberuzwil Oberuzwil 6,011 14.11 3407
Uzwil Uzwil 12,722 14.49 3408
Wil Wil 22,974 7.62 3425
Bronschhofen 4,654 13.16 3421
Zuzwil Zuzwil 4,719 8.96 3426
Total (10) 72,786 145.29 1728

Mergers and name changes[edit]

The municipality of Bronschhofen merged into Wil on 1 January 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Canton of St. Gallen Statistics Office Wohnbevölkerung (bis 2012) (German) accessed 21 August 2013
  2. ^ Der Kanton St. Gallen und seine Menschen in Zahlen - Ausgabe 2009 (German) accessed 30 December 2009
  3. ^ a b c d e Canton St. Gallen Statistics-Hauptergebnisse der Volkszählung 2000: Regionen- und Gemeindevergleich-Personen (German) accessed 30 December 2009
  4. ^ St Gallen Canton statistics-Unemployment (German) accessed 30 December 2009
  5. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (German) accessed 2 January 2013

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Coordinates: 47°28′N 9°03′E / 47.467°N 9.050°E / 47.467; 9.050