Rüti bei Riggisberg
|Rüti bei Riggisberg|
|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||22.2 km2 (8.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||823 m (2,700 ft)|
|• Density||19/km2 (48/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Blumenstein, Burgistein, Riggisberg, Rüeggisberg, Rüschegg, Wattenwil|
Rüti bei Riggisberg has an area of 22.2 km2 (8.6 sq mi). Of this area, 32.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 64.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Rüti bei Riggisberg has a population of 411. As of 2007[update], 1.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -13.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (98.9%), with French being second most common ( 0.7%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.5%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 31.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 51.6% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 16.7%. In Rüti bei Riggisberg about 60% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
Rüti bei Riggisberg has an unemployment rate of 1.24%. As of 2005[update], there were 99 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 34 businesses involved in this sector. 46 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 6 businesses in this sector. 38 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 7 businesses in this sector.
- BSG 152.01 / BAG 08-105 Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine. Die Justizkommission des Grossen Rats des Kantons Bern (Justice Commission of the High Council of Canton Bern) decision of 5 August 2008. (in German) accessed 16 July 2009
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2011-09-04 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 14-Jul-2009
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