|Population||12,152 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||1,550 /km2 (4,014 /sq mi)|
|Area||7.86 km2 (3.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||473 m (1,552 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Kilchberg, Küsnacht, Maur, Zumikon, Zurich|
Zollikon is a municipality in the district of Meilen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland. Besides the main settlement of Zollikon, which lies on the shore of Lake Zürich, the municipality also includes Zollikerberg, at a higher level on the road from Zürich to Forch.
Zollikon has an area of 7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi). Of this area, 21.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 37.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 40.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). In 1996[update] housing and buildings made up 33.3% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (7.5%). Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 0.1% of the area. As of 2007[update] 36.5% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.
Zollikon has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 12,152. As of 2007[update], 17.9% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. As of 2008[update] the gender distribution of the population was 47.3% male and 52.7% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 5.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (85.9%), with English being second most common ( 3.0%) and Italian being third ( 2.4%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 16.6% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.1% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 24.3%. In Zollikon about 85.3% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). There are 5675 households in Zollikon.
Zollikon has an unemployment rate of 1.34%. As of 2005[update], there were 44 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 14 businesses involved in this sector. 418 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 61 businesses in this sector. 3969 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 642 businesses in this sector. As of 2007[update] 66.7% of the working population were employed full-time, and 33.3% were employed part-time.
As of 2008[update] there were 3171 Catholics and 4759 Protestants in Zollikon. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the census[update], 46.9% were some type of Protestant, with 45.4% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 1.6% belonging to other Protestant churches. 27.1% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 1.8% were Muslim, 5.2% belonged to another religion (not listed), 3.5% did not give a religion, and 16.5% were atheist or agnostic.
Zollikon railway station is a stop of the S-Bahn Zürich on the lines S6 and S16. Bus lines 910, 912 and 916 run through Zollikon. In the summer there are regular boats to Zurich as well as along the lake to Rapperswil, run by the Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG).
People from Zollikon
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- Official website (German)