* 1 History
* 2 Geography
Coat of arms
Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 2.0% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 7.6% and transportation infrastructure made up 4.1%. Out of the forested land, 43.6% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.5% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 15.1% is used for growing crops and 21.0% is pastures, while 2.0% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water.
The municipality is located in the
COAT OF ARMS
The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per bend dentilly Sable and Argent.
Bad Budendorf, a historic hotel and station on the Waldenburgerbahn rail line
Most of the population (as of 2000 ) speaks German (3,925 or 92.1%), with Italian language being second most common (77 or 1.8%) and Albanian being third (61 or 1.4%). There are 30 people who speak French and 2 people who speak Romansh .
As of 2008 , the gender distribution of the population was 50.7% male
and 49.3% female. The population was made up of 3,807 Swiss citizens
(86.3% of the population), and 603 non-Swiss residents (13.7%) Of the
population in the municipality 1,081 or about 25.4% were born in
In 2008 there were 35 live births to Swiss citizens and 3 births to non-Swiss citizens, and in same time span there were 21 deaths of Swiss citizens. Ignoring immigration and emigration, the population of Swiss citizens increased by 14 while the foreign population increased by 3. There was 1 Swiss man who emigrated from Switzerland. At the same time, there were 9 non-Swiss men and 7 non-Swiss women who immigrated from another country to Switzerland. The total Swiss population change in 2008 (from all sources, including moves across municipal borders) was a decrease of 8 and the non-Swiss population increased by 4 people. This represents a population growth rate of -0.1%.
The age distribution, as of 2010 , in
As of 2000 , there were 1,819 people who were single and never married in the municipality. There were 2,161 married individuals, 140 widows or widowers and 142 individuals who are divorced.
As of 2000 , there were 1,563 private households in the municipality, and an average of 2.7 persons per household. There were 349 households that consist of only one person and 163 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 1,592 households that answered this question, 21.9% were households made up of just one person and 11 were adults who lived with their parents. Of the rest of the households, there are 451 married couples without children, 661 married couples with children There were 74 single parents with a child or children. There were 17 households that were made up unrelated people and 29 households that were made some sort of institution or another collective housing.
In 2000 there were 836 single family homes (or 76.7% of the total) out of a total of 1,090 inhabited buildings. There were 134 multi-family buildings (12.3%), along with 83 multi-purpose buildings that were mostly used for housing (7.6%) and 37 other use buildings (commercial or industrial) that also had some housing (3.4%). Of the single family homes 58 were built before 1919, while 273 were built between 1990 and 2000. The greatest number of single family homes (208) were built between 1981 and 1990.
In 2000 there were 1,648 apartments in the municipality. The most common apartment size was 5 rooms of which there were 506. There were 42 single room apartments and 756 apartments with five or more rooms. Of these apartments, a total of 1,512 apartments (91.7% of the total) were permanently occupied, while 101 apartments (6.1%) were seasonally occupied and 35 apartments (2.1%) were empty. As of 2007 , the construction rate of new housing units was 12.5 new units per 1000 residents. As of 2000 the average price to rent a two-room apartment was about 836.00 CHF (US$670, £380, €540), a three-room apartment was about 1095.00 CHF (US$880, £490, €700) and a four-room apartment cost an average of 1403.00 CHF (US$1120, £630, €900). The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2008 , was 0.96%.
The historical population is given in the following chart:
HERITAGE SITES OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE
Wildenstein Castle is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance .
In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 29.3% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (24.86%), the FDP (17.24%) and the Green Party (13.94%). In the federal election, a total of 1,557 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 52.5%.
As of 2007 ,
In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 2,024. The number of jobs in the primary sector was 32, of which 28 were in agriculture and 4 were in forestry or lumber production. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 1,287, of which 970 or (75.4%) were in manufacturing and 300 (23.3%) were in construction. The number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 705. In the tertiary sector; 283 or 40.1% were in wholesale or retail sales or the repair of motor vehicles, 47 or 6.7% were in the movement and storage of goods, 113 or 16.0% were in a hotel or restaurant, 15 or 2.1% were in the information industry, 11 or 1.6% were the insurance or financial industry, 42 or 6.0% were technical professionals or scientists, 32 or 4.5% were in education and 93 or 13.2% were in health care.
In 2000 , there were 1,424 workers who commuted into the municipality
and 1,590 workers who commuted away. The municipality is a net
exporter of workers, with about 1.1 workers leaving the municipality
for every one entering. About 9.3% of the workforce coming into
From the 2000 census , 844 or 19.8% were Roman Catholic , while 2,480 or 58.2% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church . Of the rest of the population, there were 11 members of an Orthodox church (or about 0.26% of the population), there were 6 individuals (or about 0.14% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic Church , and there were 154 individuals (or about 3.61% of the population) who belonged to another Christian church. There was 1 individual who was Jewish , and 141 (or about 3.31% of the population) who were Islamic . There were 10 individuals who were Buddhist , 26 individuals who were Hindu and 3 individuals who belonged to another church. 442 (or about 10.37% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist , and 144 individuals (or about 3.38% of the population) did not answer the question.
As of 2000 , there were 12 students in
* ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
* ^ A B Canton of Basel-Land Statistics, Wohnbevölkerung nach
Nationalität und Konfession per 31. März 2017 (in German) accessed
15 June 2017
* ^ A B