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The number of residents in Gossau (SG) has grown to 18,226 in the past 3 years. This amounts to an increase of 0.65%.

Population statistics

Average income is CHF 70,420.

9.35% of residents hold a university degree, 16.07% have completed higher vocational training and 49.67% have an SEK II qualification. In addition, 24.91% of residents are currently attending school.

Consequently, the residential area has high social standards.

The current unemployment rate is 0.84%.


The tax percentage in the region is 12.07%. Income, marital status and deductions are among the factors that affect the actual tax burden.

In Gossau (SG), the tax rate for unmarried people without children is 16.94%. A retired, married couple (over 65) pays an average of 15.37%, a couple with two children 7.92% and a couple without children 11.4%%.

The property market overall

New buildings

Over the last 5 years, 281 apartments have been constructed in Gossau (SG).

A further 1-room apartment was built.

There are also a total of 34 new 2-room apartments.

Housing for families has also been created: For example, 93 apartments with 3 rooms and 112 4-room apartments were added to the pool of housing available locally.

The new apartments include 29 5-room apartments and 12 apartments with 6 or more rooms.

Housing stock

Gossau (SG) now has a total of 8,902 apartments, following additional growth in the local housing supply as a result of new construction.

The overall number of 1-room apartments amounts to 232.

Additionally, there are 847 apartments with 2 rooms, 2,234 apartments with 3 rooms and 3,110 apartments with a full 4 rooms.

In total, there are 1,458 5-room apartments and 1,021 large apartments with at least 6 rooms.

Unoccupied apartments

In Gossau (SG), 2.03% of apartments are vacant.

This means that 3.45% of the 1-room apartments,

3.43% of the 2-room apartments,

2.91% of all 3-room apartments,

1.74% of the apartments with 4 rooms

and 1.37% of 5-room apartments are uninhabited.

Apartments with more than 5 rooms have a vacancy rate of 0.97%; of that total, 0.39% are apartments with more than 6 rooms.

Property market (letting only)

An average of CHF 1,460 is needed to rent a property.

Consequently, 25% of all available rents are lower than or equivalent to a monthly rent of CHF 1,250 (25th percentile).

And 75% of monthly rents are cheaper than or equal to CHF 1,717 (75th percentile).