|• Total||10.2 km2 (3.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||571 m (1,873 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2016)|
|• Density||82/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Altbüron, Ebersecken, Fischbach, Gondiswil (BE), Melchnau (BE), Ohmstal, Pfaffnau, Reiden, Roggliswil|
Profile (in German), SFSO statistics
Grossdietwil is first mentioned in 1194 as Toutwillare. Since 1810 it has been known as Grossdietwil.
Grossdietwil has an area, as of 2006[update], of 10.2 km2 (3.9 sq mi). Of this area, 72.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22% is forested. The rest of the land, (5.8%) is settled. In the 1997 land survey[update], 21.99% of the total land area was forested. Of the agricultural land, 68.82% is used for farming or pastures, while 3.42% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the settled areas, 2.64% is covered with buildings, 0.1% is industrial, 0.39% is classed as special developments, 0.49% is parks or greenbelts and 2.15% is transportation infrastructure.
Grossdietwil has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 838. As of 2007[update], 56 or about 6.7% are not Swiss citizens. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -9.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (93.4%), with Albanian being second most common ( 4.2%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.5%).
The age distribution, as of 2008[update], in Grossdietwil is; 251 people or 29.9% of the population is 0–19 years old. 184 people or 21.9% are 20–39 years old, and 290 people or 34.6% are 40–64 years old. The senior population distribution is 83 people or 9.9% are 65–79 years old, 26 or 3.1% are 80–89 years old and 5 people or 0.6% of the population are 90+ years old.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Grossdietwil about 68.2% 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 262 households, of which 59 households (or about 22.5%) contain only a single individual. 56 or about 21.4% are large households, with at least five members. As of 2000[update] there were 181 inhabited buildings in the municipality, of which 101 were built only as housing, and 80 were mixed use buildings. There were 74 single family homes, 20 double family homes, and 7 multi-family homes in the municipality. Most homes were either two (68) or three (21) story structures. There were only 7 single story buildings and 5 four or more story buildings.
Grossdietwil has an unemployment rate of 0.89%. As of 2005[update], there were 116 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 41 businesses involved in this sector. 84 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 12 businesses in this sector. 62 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 17 businesses in this sector. As of 2000[update] 49.3% of the population of the municipality were employed in some capacity. At the same time, females made up 37.2% of the workforce.
In the 2000 census[update] the religious membership of Grossdietwil was; 660 (81.7%) were Roman Catholic, and 78 (9.7%) were Protestant, with an additional 5 (0.62%) that were of some other Christian faith. There are 34 individuals (4.21% of the population) who are Muslim. Of the rest; there were 11 (1.36%) who do not belong to any organized religion, 20 (2.48%) who did not answer the question.
The historical population is given in the following table:
|about 1695||ca. 410a|
- ^a Eppenwil had a population of ca. 160 which is not included.
- 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
- Grossdietwil in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 25-Aug-2009
- LUSTAT Lucerne Cantonal Statistics Archived 2011-11-27 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 12 August 2009
- LUSTAT-Canton Lucerne Statistical Office Archived 2012-02-29 at the Wayback Machine. (in German) accessed 25 August 2009
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