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
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.


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


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.


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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