Thalheim, Aargau

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Thalheim
Thalheim 3142.jpg
Coat of arms of Thalheim
Coat of arms
Thalheim is located in Switzerland
Thalheim
Thalheim
Coordinates: 47°26′N 8°6′E / 47.433°N 8.100°E / 47.433; 8.100Coordinates: 47°26′N 8°6′E / 47.433°N 8.100°E / 47.433; 8.100
Country Switzerland
Canton Aargau
District Brugg
Area[1]
 • Total 9.91 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Elevation 451 m (1,480 ft)
Population (Dec 2013[2])
 • Total 764
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Postal code 5112
SFOS number 4117
Surrounded by Auenstein, Biberstein, Densbüren, Küttigen, Oberflachs, Schinznach-Dorf, Zeihen
Website www.gemeinde-thalheim.ch
SFSO statistics
Thalheim

Thalheim is a municipality in the district of Brugg in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.

Geography[edit]

Thalheim has an area, as of 2009, of 9.91 square kilometers (3.83 sq mi). Of this area, 4.95 square kilometers (1.91 sq mi) or 49.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 4.31 square kilometers (1.66 sq mi) or 43.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.57 square kilometers (0.22 sq mi) or 5.8% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.01 km2 (2.5 acres) or 0.1% is either rivers or lakes.[3]

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 2.4% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.7%. 40.1% of the total land area is heavily forested and 3.4% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 17.9% is used for growing crops and 29.7% is pastures, while 2.4% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is in rivers and streams.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Argent a Grape Azure slipped and leaved Vert.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Thalheim has a population (as of December 2013) of 764[2] As of June 2009, 4.7% of the population are foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of -6.3%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (98.5%), with Italian being second most common ( 0.4%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.3%).[6]

The age distribution, as of 2008, in Thalheim is; 58 children or 7.8% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 100 teenagers or 13.5% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 80 people or 10.8% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 68 people or 9.2% are between 30 and 39, 138 people or 18.7% are between 40 and 49, and 117 people or 15.8% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 92 people or 12.4% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 53 people or 7.2% are between 70 and 79, there are 30 people or 4.1% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 3 people or 0.4% who are 90 and older.[7]

As of 2000, there were 32 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 120 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 127 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.61 individuals.[8] As of 2000, there were 285 private households (homes and apartments) in the municipality, and an average of 2.6 persons per household.[6] In 2008 there were 143 single family homes (or 44.1% of the total) out of a total of 324 homes and apartments.[9] There were a total of 0 empty apartments for a 0.0% vacancy rate.[9] As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 1.4 new units per 1000 residents.[6]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 54.6% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (12.3%), the CVP (7.8%) and the FDP (7.7%).[6]

In Thalheim about 74.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[6] Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 46 students attending primary school in the municipality.[8]

The historical population is given in the following table:[7]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1975 551 —    
1980 565 +2.5%
1990 645 +14.2%
2000 758 +17.5%

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

Ruins of Schenkenberg castle

The ruins of Schenkenberg castle are listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[10]

The village of Thalheim is designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.[11]

Economy[edit]

As of 2007, Thalheim had an unemployment rate of 0.67%. As of 2005, there were 61 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 29 businesses involved in this sector. 64 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 7 businesses in this sector. 81 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 21 businesses in this sector.[6]

As of 2000 there was a total of 394 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 284 or about 72.1% of the residents worked outside Thalheim while 92 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 202 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.[12] Of the working population, 7.8% used public transportation to get to work, and 65% used a private car.[6]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 94 or 12.6% were Roman Catholic, while 570 or 76.6% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there was 1 individual who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
  4. ^ Flags of the World.com accessed 9 April 2010
  5. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 9 April 2010
  7. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bevölkerungsdaten für den Kanton Aargau und die Gemeinden (Archiv) (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  8. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  9. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  10. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance 21.11.2008 version, (German) accessed 09-Apr-2010
  11. ^ ISOS site accessed 09-Apr-2010
  12. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010