Aeugst am Albis
|Aeugst am Albis|
|Population||1,959 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||249 /km2 (645 /sq mi)|
|Area||7.91 km2 (3.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||696 m (2,283 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Affoltern am Albis, Hausen am Albis, Langnau am Albis, Mettmenstetten, Rifferswil, Stallikon|
Aeugst am Albis is first mentioned in 876/877 as Ousta. In 1277 it was mentioned as Oeugsten.
Aeugst am Albis has an area of 7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi). Of this area, 52.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 31.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 11.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (4.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality includes the village of Aeugst, which is located on a southern terrace of the Aeugsterberg. It also includes Wengi and in the upper Reppischtal, the village of Aeugstertal.
Aeugst am Albis has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 1,959. As of 2007[update], 9.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 17.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (95.2%), with English being second most common ( 1.6%) and French being third ( 0.9%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.2% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10.3%. In Aeugst am Albis about 83.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Aeugst am Albis has an unemployment rate of 1.55%. As of 2005[update], there were 67 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 25 businesses involved in this sector. 17 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 9 businesses in this sector. 253 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 55 businesses in this sector. The historical population is given in the following table:
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Aeugst am Albis|
- Official website (German)
- Aeugst am Albis in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.