Wil (Wahlkreis)

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Wil
Wahlkreis Wil
Constituency
Location of Wil
Country   Switzerland
Canton  St. Gallen
Area
 • Total 145.29 km2 (56.10 sq mi)
Population (December 2016)
 • Total 75,042
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 10

Wil is a district of the canton of St.Gallen, Switzerland. It is named after the regional centre Wil, which is the largest city of the district. The district capital is Jonschwil.

Demographics[edit]

The Wil District had a population of 75,042 as of 31 December 2016.[1] Of the foreign population as of 2000, 947 were from Germany, 2,336 were from Italy, 6,127 were from ex-Yugoslavia, 439 were from Austria, 820 were from Turkey, and 2,029 were from other countries.[2] Also as of 2000, 58,596 people spoke German, 196 people spoke French, 1,494 people spoke Italian, and 81 people spoke Romansh.[3]

The age distribution as of 2000 in the Wil district was: 8,617 (13.0%) were 0-9 years old; 9,137 (13.8%) were 10-19; 8,318 people (12.5%) were 20-29 years old; 10,883 people (16.4%) were 30-39; 9,599 people (14.5%) were 40-49; and 8,018 people (12.1%) were 50-59. The population distribution above 60 years of age was: 5,433 (8.2%) were 60-69; 3,908 people (5.9%) were 70-79; 2,102 people (3.2% ) were 80-89; 330 people (0.5%) were aged 90-99; and 5 people were aged 100 or over.[3]

In 2000 there were 8,002 people (12.1% of the population) who were living alone in a private dwelling. There were 14,333 (21.6%) people who were part of a couple (married or otherwise committed) without children, and 37,617 (56.7%) who were part of a couple with children. There were 3,380 (5.1%) people who lived in single parent home, while there were 399 people who were adult children living with one or both parents. 269 people lived in a household made up of relatives, 444 lived in households made up of unrelated people, and 1,906 were either institutionalized or lived in another type of collective housing.[3]

Out of the total population in Region Wil, as of 2000, the highest education level completed by 13,989 people (21.1% of the population) was Primary, while 24,675 people (37.2%) completed Secondary. 7,191 people (10.8%) attended a Tertiary school, and 2,931 people (4.4%) did not attend school. The remainder did not answer this question.[3]

Economy[edit]

As of October 2009, the average unemployment rate was 4.1%.[4]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 34,670 people (about 52.3% of the population) are Roman Catholic, while 17,313 people (26.1%) belong to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, 1,946 people (2.93%) belong to the Orthodox Church, 1,617 people (2.44%) belong to another Christian church, and 15 people (0.02%) belong to the Christian Catholic faith. In addition, there are 4,195 people (6.32%) who are Islamic, 460 people (0.69%) who belong to another church (not listed on the census), and 17 people (0.03%) who are Jewish. 4,050 people (6.10%) do not belong to any church and are agnostic or atheist, and 2,067 individuals (about 3.12% of the population) did not answer the question.[3]

Municipalities[edit]

Coat of arms Municipality Population (31 December 2016)[1] Area
in km²
SFOS number
Degersheim Degersheim 3,986 14.49 3401
Flawil Flawil 10,505 11.51 3402
Jonschwil Jonschwil 3,788 10.99 3405
Niederbüren Niederbüren 1,530 15.92 3422
Niederhelfenschwil Niederhelfenschwil 3,069 16.23 3423
Oberbüren Oberbüren 4,358 17.71 3424
Oberuzwil Oberuzwil 6,423 14.11 3407
Uzwil Uzwil 12,816 14.49 3408
Wil Wil 22,974 7.62 3425
Bronschhofen 4,654 13.16 3421
Zuzwil Zuzwil 4,816 8.96 3426
Total (10) 75,042 145.29 1728

Mergers and name changes[edit]

The municipality of Bronschhofen merged into Wil on 1 January 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
  2. ^ Der Kanton St. Gallen und seine Menschen in Zahlen - Ausgabe 2009 (in German) accessed 30 December 2009
  3. ^ a b c d e Canton St. Gallen Statistics-Hauptergebnisse der Volkszählung 2000: Regionen- und Gemeindevergleich-Personen (in German) accessed 30 December 2009
  4. ^ St Gallen Canton statistics-Unemployment (in German) accessed 30 December 2009
  5. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 2 January 2013

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Coordinates: 47°28′N 9°03′E / 47.467°N 9.050°E / 47.467; 9.050