|• Total||8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||548 m (1,798 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2016)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Altbüron, Altishofen, Fischbach, Grossdietwil, Nebikon, Ohmstal, Reiden, Schötz, Zell|
Profile (in German), SFSO statistics
Ebersecken is first mentioned in 1274 as Eberseche. In 1275 it was mentioned as Ebersegge.
Ebersecken has an area, as of 2006[update], of 8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi). Of this area, 79% is used for agricultural purposes, while 17.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.1%) is non-productive (rivers). In the 1997 land survey[update], 17.39% of the total land area was forested. Of the agricultural land, 74.1% is used for farming or pastures, while 4.67% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the settled areas, 2.33% is covered with buildings, 0.47% is classed as special developments, and 0.93% is transportation infrastructure.
The municipality is located in the Willisauer Bergland (Willisau highlands). It consists of the village of Ebersecken and several small hamlets.
Ebersecken has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 395. As of 2007[update], 13 or about 3.1% are not Swiss citizens. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 0.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (98.0%), with Albanian being second most common ( 1.2%) and French being third ( 0.2%).
The age distribution, as of 2008[update], in Ebersecken is; 133 people or 31.3% of the population is 0–19 years old. 108 people or 25.4% are 20–39 years old, and 132 people or 31.1% are 40–64 years old. The senior population distribution is 43 people or 10.1% are 65–79 years old, 7 or 1.6% are 80–89 years old and 2 people or 0.5% of the population are 90+ years old.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Ebersecken about 54.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
As of 2000[update] there are 122 households, of which 27 households (or about 22.1%) contain only a single individual. 35 or about 28.7% are large households, with at least five members. As of 2000[update] there were 81 inhabited buildings in the municipality, of which 32 were built only as housing, and 49 were mixed use buildings. There were 18 single family homes, 9 double family homes, and 5 multi-family homes in the municipality. Most homes were either two (21) or three (8) story structures. There were only 1 single story buildings and 2 four or more story buildings.
Ebersecken has an unemployment rate of 0.67%. As of 2005[update], there were 127 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 46 businesses involved in this sector. 6 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 2 businesses in this sector. 45 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 6 businesses in this sector. As of 2000[update] 52.2% of the population of the municipality were employed in some capacity. At the same time, females made up 36.5% of the workforce.
In the 2000 census[update] the religious membership of Ebersecken was; 350 (86.6%) were Roman Catholic, and 23 (5.7%) were Protestant, with an additional 1 (0.25%) that were of some other Christian faith. There are 4 individuals (0.99% of the population) who are Muslim. Of the rest; there were 9 (2.23%) who do not belong to any organized religion, 17 (4.21%) who did not answer the question.
The historical population is given in the following table:
|about 1695||ca. 150|
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
- Ebersecken in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived January 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. accessed 25-Aug-2009
- LUSTAT-Canton Lucerne Statistical Office Archived February 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 25 August 2009
- LUSTAT Lucerne Cantonal Statistics Archived November 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 12 August 2009
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