Aesch, Zurich

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Aesch
Aesch ZH 009.jpg
Coat of arms of Aesch
Coat of arms
Aesch is located in Switzerland
Aesch
Aesch
Coordinates: 47°20′N 8°26′E / 47.333°N 8.433°E / 47.333; 8.433Coordinates: 47°20′N 8°26′E / 47.333°N 8.433°E / 47.333; 8.433
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Dietikon
Area[1]
 • Total 5.24 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Elevation 540 m (1,770 ft)
Population (Dec 2014[2])
 • Total 1,182
 • Density 230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Postal code 8904
SFOS number 0241
Surrounded by Arni (AG), Birmensdorf, Bonstetten, Islisberg (AG), Oberwil-Lieli (AG), Wettswil am Albis
Website www.aesch-zh.ch
SFSO statistics

Aesch is a municipality in the district of Dietikon in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland. Until 2001 it was known as Aesch bei Birmensdorf.

Historic house

History[edit]

Aesch is first mentioned in 1184 as Asche. After the 15th Century it was often mentioned as Esch ennend Albis.[3]

Geography[edit]

Aesch has an area of 5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi). Of this area, 57.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 33.3% is forested. The rest of the land, (9%) is settled.[4]

Tower house

Demographics[edit]

Aesch has a population (as of 31 December 2014) of 1,182.[2] As of 2007, 7.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 3.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (93.1%), with English being second most common ( 2.0%) and Italian being third ( 1.3%).

Municipal Administration and Post Office

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 46% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (15.7%), the SPS (11.8%) and the CVP (9.4%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 20.9% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 67.8% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.3%. In Aesch about 88.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Aesch has an unemployment rate of 1.47%. As of 2005, there were 58 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 23 businesses involved in this sector. 51 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 5 businesses in this sector. 229 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 42 businesses in this sector.[4] As of 2007 34% of the working population is employed full-time, and 66% is employed part-time.

As of 2008 there were 259 Catholics and 522 Protestants in Aesch. In the 2000 census religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the 2000 census, 57.4% was some type of Protestant, with 56% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 1.4% belonging to other Protestant churches. 27.2% of the population are Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% is Muslim, 1.6% belong to another religion, 0.6% did not give a religion, and 13.2% is atheist or agnostic.[5]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1467 7 Households
1634 234
1850 442
1900 288
1970 472
2000 950

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 17 June 2015
  3. ^ a b Aesch in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 04-Aug-2009
  5. ^ Statistics (German) accessed 4 August 2009

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