|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||4.48 km2 (1.73 sq mi)|
|Elevation||627 m (2,057 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2010)|
|• Density||70/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Ebersecken, Gettnau, Grossdietwil, Schötz, Zell|
Profile (German), SFSO statistics
Ohmstal is first mentioned around 1150 as Omistal. In the 15th to 17th Centuries it was known as Amanstal.
Before the merger, Ohmstal had a total area of 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi). Of this area, 67.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 26.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.7%) is non-productive rivers. In the 1997 land survey[update], 26.56% of the total land area was forested. Of the agricultural land, 65.63% is used for farming or pastures, while 2.23% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the settled areas, 2.23% is covered with buildings, 0.22% is industrial, 0.22% is classed as special developments, 0.22% is parks or greenbelts and 2.01% is transportation infrastructure.
The former municipality is located on the left sided of the Luthern river valley.
Ohmstal had a population (as of 2010) of 312. As of 2007[update], 19 or about 6.0% are not Swiss citizens. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -0.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (98.7%), with Portuguese being second most common ( 0.9%) and French being third ( 0.3%).
The age distribution, as of 2008[update], in Ohmstal is; 77 people or 24.2% of the population is 0–19 years old. 81 people or 25.5% are 20–39 years old, and 115 people or 36.2% are 40–64 years old. The senior population distribution is 31 people or 9.7% are 65–79 years old, 11 or 3.5% are 80–89 years old and 3 people or 0.9% of the population are 90+ years old.
As of 2000[update] there are 102 households, of which 16 households (or about 15.7%) contain only a single individual. 22 or about 21.6% are large households, with at least five members. As of 2000[update] there were 68 inhabited buildings in the municipality, of which 42 were built only as housing, and 26 were mixed use buildings. There were 29 single family homes, 9 double family homes, and 4 multi-family homes in the municipality. Most homes were either two (29) or three (7) story structures. There were only 3 single story buildings and 3 four or more story buildings.
Ohmstal has an unemployment rate of 0.68%. As of 2005[update], there were 66 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 22 businesses involved in this sector. 26 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 4 businesses in this sector. 22 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 9 businesses in this sector. As of 2000[update] 52.7% of the population of the municipality were employed in some capacity. At the same time, females made up 37.7% of the workforce.
In the 2000 census[update] the religious membership of Ohmstal was; 249 (78.5%) were Roman Catholic, and 46 (14.5%) were Protestant. Of the rest; there were 20 (6.31%) who do not belong to any organized religion, 2 (0.63%) who did not answer the question.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 9 February 2013
- Ohmstal in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 12 February 2013
- LUSTAT-Canton Lucerne Statistical Office Archived February 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 25 August 2009
- LUSTAT Lucerne Cantonal Statistics Archived November 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (German) accessed 12 August 2009
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