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Stansstad is a village in the canton of Nidwalden in Switzerland.GeographyStansstad has an area, as of 2006, of 9.1km2. Of this area, 33.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 49.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).DemographicsStansstad has a population of. As of 2007, 13.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 0.6%. Most of the population speaks German, with Italian being second most common and Albanian being third . As of 2008 the gender distribution of the population was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.As of 2000 there are 1,988 households, of which 1,431 households contain only one or two individuals. 85 or about 4.3% are large households, with at least five members.In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the FDP which received 88.6% of the vote. Most of the rest of the votes were given to local, small right-wing parties .In Stansstad about 77.9% of the population have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education .Stansstad has an unemployment rate of 1.49%. As of 2005, there were 81 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 33 businesses involved in this sector. 375 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 56 businesses in this sector. 1,793 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 231 businesses in this sector.
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