Economy

Experience more about the economy around the lake constance.

The employee concentration (employees per 1,000 inhabitants) varies strongly in the region. The highest concentrations can be found in Liechtenstein (1,006) and in the canton of Zurich (610 employees per 1,000 inhabitants).

Employees in the Lake Constance region by economic sector (2011)

Rank Industry (sector) Employees (in 1,000) Percentage
1 Retail, transport, hotels and restau - rants, information and communication (sector 3) 572 26,8 %
2 Public and other services, education, healthcare (sector 3 531 24,9 %
3 Financial, insurance and consulting services, property and housing (sector 3) 423 19,8 %
4 Manufacturing industry (sector 2) 400 18,8 %
5 Construction (sector 2) 136 6,4 %
6 Agriculture and forestry, fishing (sector 1) 50 2,4 %
7 Mining, energy and water supply, waste disposal (sector 2) 20 0,9 %

Employee concentration¹ (Employees at their place of work 2011 / 1,000 inhabitants 2011)

Employees in the Lake Constance region by economic sector (2011)

Just under 72 % of employees in the Lake Constance region work in the services industry (tertiary sector) while 26 % work in the manufacturing industry (secondary sector). Fewer than 3 % are employed in agriculture (primary sector). The largest individual industry is “retail, transport, hotels and restaurants, information and communication” with 572,000 employees.

Employees with their place of work in the Lake Constance region¹

Year No. of employees (in 1,000) (Average) annual change in %
2000 1919 -
2010 2103 0,9 %
2011 2132 1,4 %

Gross domestic product (GDP) at current market prices (2011)

The GDP in the Lake Constance region amounted to some 205 billion euros or 253 billion Swiss francs in 2011. It therefore accounts for around 6 % of the total GDP of the four countries that make up the Lake Constance region and is higher than the national GDP of Finland (2011: 189 billion euros).

GDP (2011)


Total Lake Constance region German territory Swiss territory Liechtenstein Vorarlberg
absolute (in billion euros) 205 39 148 4 14
per inhabitant (in thousand euros) 53 32 65 115 38

¹ Including commuters. Figures for Vorarlberg only include the number of employees at their place of residence. Commuters from Vorarlberg to other areas in the Lake Constance region are therefore also included in the figures for Vorarlberg, while commuters to Vorarlberg from elsewhere are not.


Source:

www.statistik-bodensee.org

 
 
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