Over the last two centuries, there have been three distinct phases of population change in Bagnes. The first half of the 19th Century saw strong growth. This was followed by a decline which, initially slight, led to a a sharp drop in the 1920s. This phenomenon was not reversed until the end of the Second World War, a period which saw a rapid recovery, particularly since the 1990s.
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Population distribution by village
Today, around 40% of the population lives in the Verbier region (resort, village and Médières), whilst around 30% lives in the Le Châble agglomeration (Le Châble, Villette, Le Cotterg et Montagnier). If you want to know the number of inhabitants per village and the male/female distribution, you can download the document below, updated each year by the Population Office, responsible for communal statistics.
Population distribution by category
45% of residents are of Bagnard origin. Valaisans (non-Bagnard) represent 10% of the population and other Swiss (non-Valaisan) 15%. The remainder, 30%, are foreign B or C permit holders.