The regional portraits provide key figures on the 2172 communes (dated 01.01.2021). An overview of all the communes can be downloaded in the Excel file below.
The portraits of the communes are in revision. The next edition - with new features and an expanded content concept - will appear in summer 2023.
Following territorial changes in the Canton Ticino in October 2020, the data for Verzasca (5399), Lavertezzo (5112) and Cugnaso-Gerra (5138) cannot be aggregated accurately and are therefore only approximate.
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 31.12.2019
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).
Point areas; incl. special zones and lakes > 5 km2.
Data source: Land Use Statistics 2004/09.
Employed and Business establishments
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.
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 (Hindelbank)|
|535||Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee||553||Wiggiswil|
Data source: Police Crime Statistics (PCS).