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Population change

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.

Year Nbr inhabitants Year Nbr inhabitants Year Nbr inhabitants
1798 2831 1941 3657 2002 6370
1802 3201 1950 3609 2003 6497
1811 3287 1960 4237 2004 6715
1816 3241 1970 4541 2005 6826
1821 3243 1980 4652 2006 6883
1829 3710 1990 5107 2007 6943
1837 3983 1991 5371 2008 7133
1846 4259 1992 5561 2009 7312
1850 4173 1993 5673 2010 7423
1860 4327 1994 5766 2011 7614
1870 4266 1995 5870 2012 7702
1880 4257 1996 5941 2013 7718
1888 4233 1997 5964 2014 7743
1900 4127 1998 6008 2015 7870
1910 4062 1999 6119 2016 7888
1920 3997 2000 6240 2017 7894
1930 3722 2001 6288

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 by village [PDF]

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.

Population distribution by category  [PDF]

Demographic pyramid [PDF]

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