|Population||8,710 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||775 /km2 (2,007 /sq mi)|
|Area||11.29 km2 (4.36 sq mi)|
|Elevation||418 m (1,371 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Buchs, Dielsdorf, Niederglatt, Oberglatt, Regensdorf, Rümlang, Steinmaur|
Niederhasli is first mentioned in 931 as Hasila.
Niederhasli has an area of 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi). Of this area, 58.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 21.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 18.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located in the lower Glatttal near the entrance to the Wehntal. It includes the villages of Niederhasli, Oberhasli, Mettmenhasli and Nassenwil. Before 1840 it also included the village of Niederglatt, which became an independent municipality at that time.
Niederhasli has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 8,710. As of 2007[update], 22.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 18.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (83.9%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.7%) and Albanian being third ( 2.4%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 25.9% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 66.9% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 7.2%. In Niederhasli about 75.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Niederhasli has an unemployment rate of 2.82%. As of 2005[update], there were 85 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 36 businesses involved in this sector. 573 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 59 businesses in this sector. 1016 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 186 businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Official website (German)
- Niederhasli in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
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