|Population||754 (Dec 2013)|
|- Density||137 /km2 (356 /sq mi)|
|Area||5.49 km2 (2.12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||367 m (1,204 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Berg am Irchel (ZH), Buchberg, Eglisau (ZH), Flaach (ZH), Freienstein-Teufen (ZH), Lottstetten (DE-BW), Marthalen (ZH), Rafz (ZH)|
Profile (German), SFSO statistics
Rüdlingen is first mentioned in 827 as Ruodiningun.
Rüdlingen has an area, as of 2006[update], of 5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi). Of this area, 47.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 33.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 8.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (10.5%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes). The municipality is located in the Schaffhausen district on the Rhine knee above Eglisau.
Coat of arms
Rüdlingen has a population (as of 2008[update]) of 665, of which 7.2% are foreign nationals. Of the foreign population, (as of 2008[update]), 53.1% are from Germany, and 46.9% are from another country. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 7.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (96.6%), with French being second most common ( 0.6%) and English being third ( 0.5%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2008[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 19.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65.1% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 15.2%.
In Rüdlingen about 87.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). In Rüdlingen, as of 2007[update], 2.01% of the population attend kindergarten or another pre-school, 6.5% attend a Primary School, 2.63% attend a lower level Secondary School, and 2.01% attend a higher level Secondary School.
The historical population is given in the following table:
Rüdlingen has an unemployment rate (as of 2007[update] of 0.75%. As of 2005[update], there were 56 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 19 businesses involved in this sector. 11 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 7 businesses in this sector. 100 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 21 businesses in this sector.
As of 2008[update] the mid year average unemployment rate was 0.7%. There were 34 non-agrarian businesses in the municipality and 19.1% of the (non-agrarian) population was involved in the secondary sector of the economy while 80.9% were involved in the third. At the same time, 55.9% of the working population was employed full-time, and 44.1% was employed part-time. There were 136 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 38.2% of the workforce. As of 2000[update] there were 102 residents who worked in the municipality, while 223 residents worked outside Rüdlingen and 40 people commuted into the municipality for work.
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Rüdlingen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 17-December-2009
- Flags of the World.com accessed 17-December-2009
- Statistical Office of the Canton of Schaffhausen (German) accessed 2 December 2009
- ISOS site accessed 8 December 2009
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