The regional portraits provide key figures on the 2212 communes (dated 01.01.2019). 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 31.12.2017
Population density per km2
Population measured in relation to the polygon area (excluding lakes > 5 km2; swissBOUNDARIES3D © swisstopo).
Point areas; status of communal boundaries 1.1.2019 (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 (-): the party concerned did not stand for election in this commune. Data source: National Council Elections Statistics.
Due to the merger of the FDP/PLR and LPS/PLS at the national level, the electoral strength on this level of the FDP/PLR includes the LP/PL-VD and the 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).