|• Total||6.43 km2 (2.48 sq mi)|
|Elevation||431 m (1,414 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2013)|
|• Density||2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Dietlikon, Dübendorf, Kloten, Opfikon, Zurich|
|Twin towns||Rolle (Switzerland)|
The first settlement at Wallisellen dates from 58 BC.
In 1916, the municipality of Rieden merged with Wallisellen.
Wallisellen has an area of 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi). Of this area, 23.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 20.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 54.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.5%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Wallisellen has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 14,787. As of 2007[update], 25.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 11.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (83.2%), with Italian being second most common ( 3.8%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 1.9%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 19.1% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 64.4% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 16.5%. In Wallisellen about 76.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Wallisellen has an unemployment rate of 3.21%. As of 2005[update], there were 50 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 16 businesses involved in this sector. 3085 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 137 businesses in this sector. 8950 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 731 businesses in this sector.
The large Shopping Center Glatt is an indoor shopping mall in the municipality, which opened in 1975.
Between it and Wallisellen railway station lies Richti Shopping, an open-air shopping center, which was officially opened in winter 2013 and will be completed by end of 2014.
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 11 March 2014
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 30-July–2009