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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 1950 3609 2004 6715
1802 3201 1960 4237 2005 6826
1811 3287 1970 4541 2006 6883
1816 3241 1980 4652 2007 6943
1821 3243 1990 5107 2008 7133
1829 3710 1991 5371 2009 7312
1837 3983 1992 5561 2010 7423
1846 4259 1993 5673 2011 7614
1850 4173 1994 5766 2012 7702
1860 4327 1995 5870 2013 7718
1870 4266 1996 5941 2014 7743
1880 4257 1997 5964 2015 7870
1888 4233 1998 6008 2016 7888
1900 4127 1999 6119 2017 7894
1910 4062 2000 6240 2018 7935
1920 3997 2001 6288 2019 7991
1930 3722 2002 6370
1941 3657 2003 6497

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
44 of residents are of Bagnard origin. Valaisans (non-Bagnard) represent 10% of the population and other Swiss (non-Valaisan) 16. The remainder, 30%, are foreign B or C permit holders.

Population distribution by category  [PDF]

Demographic pyramid [PDF]

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