Wislikofen

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Wislikofen
Wislikofen village
Wislikofen village
Coat of arms of Wislikofen
Coat of arms
Wislikofen is located in Switzerland
Wislikofen
Wislikofen
Coordinates: 47°34′N 8°22′E / 47.567°N 8.367°E / 47.567; 8.367Coordinates: 47°34′N 8°22′E / 47.567°N 8.367°E / 47.567; 8.367
Country Switzerland
Canton Aargau
District Zurzach
Area[1]
 • Total 3.75 km2 (1.45 sq mi)
Elevation 394 m (1,293 ft)
Population (Dec 2013[2])
 • Total 337
 • Density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Postal code 5463
SFOS number 4322
Surrounded by Böbikon, Fisibach, Lengnau, Mellikon, Rümikon, Schneisingen, Siglistorf
Website www.wislikofen.ch
SFSO statistics

Wislikofen is a municipality in the district of Zurzach in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.

Geography[edit]

Wislikofen

Wislikofen has an area, as of 2009, of 3.75 square kilometers (1.45 sq mi). Of this area, 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi) or 53.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.33 km2 (0.51 sq mi) or 35.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.4 km2 (0.15 sq mi) or 10.7% is settled (buildings or roads).[3]

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 6.4% and transportation infrastructure made up 4.3%. Out of the forested land, 34.1% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.3% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 28.5% is used for growing crops and 24.0% is pastures.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Azure a Lion rampant Argent on a Mount Vert.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Wislikofen has a population (as of December 2013) of 337[2] As of 2008, 46.6% of the population are foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of -11.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German(98.5%), with English being second most common ( 0.6%) and Italian being third ( 0.3%).[6]

As of 2008, the gender distribution of the population was 50.0% male and 50.0% female. The population was made up of 153 Swiss men (46.6% of the population), and 11 (3.4%) non-Swiss men. There were 150 Swiss women (45.7%), and 14 (4.3%) non-Swiss women.[5] In 2008 there were three live births to Swiss citizens. Ignoring immigration and emigration, the population of Swiss citizens increased by 3 while the foreign population remained the same. There were three non-Swiss men who emigrated from Switzerland to another country and six non-Swiss women who emigrated from Switzerland to another country. The total Swiss population change in 2008 (from all sources) was a decrease of two and the non-Swiss population change was an increase of 3 people. This represents a population growth rate of 0.3%.[5]

The age distribution, as of 2008, in Wislikofen is; 36 children or 11.1% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 33 teenagers or 10.2% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 42 people or 12.9% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 40 people or 12.3% are between 30 and 39, 44 people or 13.5% are between 40 and 49, and 60 people or 18.5% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 37 people or 11.4% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 17 people or 5.2% are between 70 and 79, there are 14 people or 4.3% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 2 people or 0.6% who are 90 and older.[7]

As of 2000, there were 10 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 35 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 66 homes with 5 or more persons in the household.[8] As of 2000, there were 113 private households (homes and apartments) in the municipality, and an average of 2.9 persons per household.[6] In 2008 there were 54 single family homes (or 42.9% of the total) out of a total of 126 homes and apartments.[9] There were a total of 1 empty apartments for a 0.8% vacancy rate.[9] As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 0 new units per 1000 residents.[6]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 33.69% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (30.53%), the Green Party (15.2%) and the SP (10.16%). In the federal election, a total of 161 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 63.4%.[10]

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

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1975 280 —    
1980 290 +3.6%
1990 386 +33.1%
2000 346 −10.4%

Economy[edit]

As of 2007, Wislikofen had an unemployment rate of 1.86%. As of 2005, there were 54 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 18 businesses involved in this sector. 31 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 4 businesses in this sector. 60 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 12 businesses in this sector.[6]

In 2000 there were 180 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 124 or about 68.9% of the residents worked outside Wislikofen while 48 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 104 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.[11] Of the working population, 10.3% used public transportation to get to work, and 47.8% used a private car.[6]

Religion[edit]

Wislikofen Abbey

From the 2000 census, 223 or 64.8% were Roman Catholic, while 69 or 20.1% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church.[8]

Education[edit]

In Wislikofen about 70.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[6] Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 39 students attending primary school in the municipality.[8]

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