|• Total||3.80 km2 (1.47 sq mi)|
|Elevation||416 m (1,365 ft)|
|• Density||83/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Gailingen am Hochrhein (DE-BW), Gottmadingen (DE-BW), Ramsen|
Profile (in German), SFSO statistics
Buch is first mentioned in 1080 when Gerolt von Buch appears as a witness in a document.
Coat of arms
Buch has an area, as of 2006[update], of 3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi). Of this area, 74.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 19.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 5.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Buch has a population (as of 2008[update]) of 296, of which 20.3% are foreign nationals. Of the foreign population, (as of 2008[update]), 83.3% are from Germany, and 16.7% are from another country. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 6.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (74.8%), with Turkish being second most common ( 5.3%) and Arabic being third ( 2.3%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2008[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 22% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 62.8% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 15.2%.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Buch about 64% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). In Buch, as of 2007[update], 0.66% of the population is attending kindergarten or another pre-school, 4.32% are attending a Primary School, 4.65% attend a lower level Secondary School, and 4.98% attend a higher level Secondary School.
The historical population is given in the following table:
Economy and Infrastructure
Buch has an unemployment rate of 0.71%. As of 2005[update], there were 28 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 11 businesses involved in this sector. 6 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 4 businesses in this sector. 60 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 7 businesses in this sector.
As of 2008[update] the mid year average unemployment rate was 0.9%. There were 9 non-agrarian businesses in the municipality and 21.1% of the (non-agrarian) population was involved in the secondary sector of the economy while 78.9% were involved in the third. At the same time, 78.9% of the working population was employed full-time, and 21.1% was employed part-time. There were 19 residents of the municipality were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 26.3% of the workforce. As of 2000[update] there were 43 residents who worked in the municipality, while 85 residents worked outside Buch and 9 people commuted into the municipality for work.
- "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
- Buch in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Flags of the World.com Archived 5 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine accessed 4 December 2009
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 5 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine accessed 4 December 2009
- Statistical Office of the Canton of Schaffhausen (in German) accessed 2 December 2009
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