The regional portraits provide key figures on the 2202 communes (dated 01.01.2020). An overview of all the communes can be downloaded in the Excel file below.
Explanations of certain key figures
The population figures refer to the permanent resident population at year-end. Data sources: Population and Households Statistics STATPOP, Vital statistics BEVNAT.
Permanent resident population as of 31.12.2018
Population density per km2
Population measured in relation to the polygon area (excluding lakes > 5 km2; swissBOUNDARIES3D © swisstopo).
Polygon area (excluding lakes > 5 km2); status of communal boundaries 1.1.2016 (swissBOUNDARIES3D © swisstopo). Data source: Land Use Statistics 2004/09.
Employed and Business establishments
Provisional figures. Data source: Statistics on enterprise structure STATENT.
Dwelling vacancy rate
Data source: Empty dwellings survey.
New housing units per 1000 residents
Data source: annual Construction and housing statistics.
Social assistance rate
The social assistance rate are the social assistance recipients who claimed benefits in the survey year as a percentage of the previous year’s total permanent resident population (STATPOP). Data source: Social Assistance Statistics.
No information (─): For quality reasons, the data from the Canton of Geneva are not published on a municipal level (only on a cantonal level).
Switzerland and canton Basel-Stadt: FDP/PLR inclusive LP/PL-BS.
Small right-wing parties
Some communes in Bern do not have their own polling station and therefore do not contain any data. The ballots are counted in a neighbouring commune ( = shared ballot box location) and the shares refer to all concerned communes combined.
|Communes without their own polling station||Shared ballot box location|
|422||Rüti bei Lyssach||416||Mötschwil|
|535||Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee||553||Wiggiswil|
Data source: Police Crime Statistics (PCS).