Wolfisberg

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Wolfisberg
Coat of arms of Wolfisberg
Coat of arms
Wolfisberg is located in Switzerland
Wolfisberg
Wolfisberg
Wolfisberg is located in Canton of Bern
Wolfisberg
Wolfisberg
Coordinates: 47°16′N 7°40′E / 47.267°N 7.667°E / 47.267; 7.667Coordinates: 47°16′N 7°40′E / 47.267°N 7.667°E / 47.267; 7.667
Country Switzerland
Canton Bern
District Oberaargau
Area[1]
 • Total 2.44 km2 (0.94 sq mi)
Elevation 670 m (2,200 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 187
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Postal code 4704
SFOS number 0996
Surrounded by Laupersdorf (SO), Matzendorf (SO), Niederbipp, Oberbipp, Rumisberg
Website www.wolfisberg.ch
SFSO statistics

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

Geography[edit]

Wolfisberg has an area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi). Of this area, 45.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 49.8% is forested. The rest of the land, (4.5%) is settled.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Wolfisberg has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 187.[4] As of 2007, 2.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -1.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (96.6%), with Albanian being second most common ( 1.7%) and French being third ( 1.1%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 45.1% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (19.8%), the Green Party (16%) and the FDP (8.3%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.8% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 15.5%. In Wolfisberg about 81.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Wolfisberg has an unemployment rate of 0%. As of 2005, there were 9 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 4 businesses involved in this sector. 1 person is employed in the secondary sector and there is 1 business in this sector. 5 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 2 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