MONET 2030: Building zones

SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Swiss target 11.3: Communes and cities are being developed within the built environment.

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the number of inhabitants and full-time equivalent jobs (FTE) by hectare in building zones. The latter include residential zones, mixed zones and core zones. An increase in population and job density in building zones limits land use and is therefore a step towards sustainable development.

International comparability
This indicator cannot be compared at international level.



The indicator shows the population density and full-time equivalent jobs (FTE) in building zones.

Data come from the Federal Office for Spatial Development’ (ARE) Swiss building zone statistics. The latter are based on geodata related to communal land use plans available from the cantonal spatial planning offices on 1 January of the year under consideration. Data related to FTE and the population that are used in the calculation come from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).


Swiss target 11.3: Communes and cities are being developed within the built environment.

International target 11.3: By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.


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