Aeugst am Albis

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Aeugst am Albis
Aeugst am Albis -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Aeugst am Albis
Canton Zurich
District Affoltern
47°16′N 8°29′E / 47.267°N 8.483°E / 47.267; 8.483Coordinates: 47°16′N 8°29′E / 47.267°N 8.483°E / 47.267; 8.483
Population 1,970 (Dec 2013)[1]
- Density 250 /km2 (648 /sq mi)
Area 7.91 km2 (3.05 sq mi)[2]
Elevation 696 m (2,283 ft)
Postal code 8914
SFOS number 0001
Surrounded by Affoltern am Albis, Hausen am Albis, Langnau am Albis, Mettmenstetten, Rifferswil, Stallikon
Website www.aeugst-albis.ch
SFSO statistics
Aeugst am Albis is located in Switzerland
Aeugst am Albis
Aeugst am Albis

Aeugst am Albis is a municipality in the district of Affoltern in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

History[edit]

Aeugst am Albis is first mentioned in 876/877 as Ousta. In 1277 it was mentioned as Oeugsten.[3]

Geography[edit]

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).[4]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Aeugst am Albis has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 1,970.[1] As of 2007, 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) speaks German (95.2%), with English being second most common ( 1.6%) and French being third ( 0.9%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 32.7% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (19.2%), the FDP (16.4%) and the CSP (13.2%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) 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, 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.[4] The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1454 c. 50
1695 408
1800 573
1900 607
1950 650
2000 1,544

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