Walliswil bei Wangen

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For the other Walliswil in the district of Wangen, see Walliswil bei Niederbipp.
Walliswil bei Wangen
Coat of arms of Walliswil bei Wangen
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Walliswil bei Wangen is located in Switzerland
Walliswil bei Wangen
Walliswil bei Wangen
Walliswil bei Wangen is located in Canton of Bern
Walliswil bei Wangen
Walliswil bei Wangen
Coordinates: 47°14′N 7°41′E / 47.233°N 7.683°E / 47.233; 7.683Coordinates: 47°14′N 7°41′E / 47.233°N 7.683°E / 47.233; 7.683
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
District Oberaargau
Area[1]
 • Total 3.06 km2 (1.18 sq mi)
Elevation 456 m (1,496 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 578
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Postal code 3377
SFOS number 0991
Surrounded by Berken, Heimenhausen, Röthenbach bei Herzogenbuchsee, Walliswil bei Niederbipp, Wangen an der Aare, Wangenried, Wiedlisbach
Website www.walliswil.ch
SFSO statistics

Walliswil bei Wangen is a municipality in the Oberaargau administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

Geography[edit]

Walliswil bei Wangen has an area of 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi). Of this area, 51.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 34.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 10.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

Demographics[edit]

Walliswil bei Wangen has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 578.[4] As of 2007, 2.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 3.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (98.7%), with French being second most common ( 0.5%) and Albanian being third ( 0.4%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 47.6% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (20.6%), the FDP (10%) and the Green Party (6.8%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 20.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 61.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 17.8%. In Walliswil bei Wangen about 77.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Walliswil bei Wangen has an unemployment rate of 2.28%. As of 2005, there were 26 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector. 18 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 8 businesses in this sector. 58 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 11 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 (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 (German) accessed 30 August 2016