Thörigen

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Thörigen
Coat of arms of Thörigen
Coat of arms
Thörigen is located in Switzerland
Thörigen
Thörigen
Thörigen is located in Canton of Bern
Thörigen
Thörigen
Coordinates: 47°10′N 7°44′E / 47.167°N 7.733°E / 47.167; 7.733Coordinates: 47°10′N 7°44′E / 47.167°N 7.733°E / 47.167; 7.733
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
District Oberaargau
Area[1]
 • Total 4.52 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Elevation 483 m (1,585 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 1,090
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Postal code 3367
SFOS number 0989
Surrounded by Bettenhausen, Bleienbach, Bollodingen, Herzogenbuchsee, Ochlenberg, Thunstetten
Website www.thoerigen.ch
SFSO statistics

Thörigen is a municipality in the Oberaargau administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

Geography[edit]

Thörigen has an area of 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi). Of this area, 51.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 36.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 11.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

Demographics[edit]

Thörigen has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 1,090.[4] As of 2007, 4.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 5.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (97.9%), with French being second most common ( 0.4%) and English being third ( 0.4%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 58.5% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (11.7%), the SPS (11.3%) and the CSP (5.1%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 23.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 62.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 14.4%. In Thörigen about 76.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Thörigen has an unemployment rate of 0.73%. As of 2005, there were 60 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 19 businesses involved in this sector. 136 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 17 businesses in this sector. 168 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 31 businesses in this sector.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 22-Jul-2009
  4. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2016

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Thörigen at Wikimedia Commons