|• Total||5.89 km2 (2.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||487 m (1,598 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2013)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Eglisau (ZH), Flaach (ZH), Freienstein-Teufen (ZH), Marthalen (ZH), Rafz (ZH), Rüdlingen|
|Twin towns||Schnaittenbach (Germany)|
Profile (German), SFSO statistics
Buchberg is first mentioned around 1111-24 as Bochberg. In 1236 it was mentioned as Buchberge.
Coat of arms
The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules a Beech Vert trunked proper issuant from Coupeaux of the second. The coat of arms is an example of canting in that the tree is a beech tree (German: Buche) and it stands on a mountain (German: berg).
Buchberg has an area, as of 2006[update], of 5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi). Of this area, 52.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 34.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 8.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (5.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Buchberg has a population (as of 2008[update]) of 811, of which 8.0% are foreign nationals. Of the foreign population, (as of 2008[update]), 45.5% are from Germany, 4.5% are from Italy, 1.5% are from Croatia, 16.7% are from Macedonia, and 31.8% are from another country. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 8.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (95.4%), with Albanian being second most common ( 1.4%) and French being third ( 0.8%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2008[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 21.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 62.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 16.2%.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Buchberg about 86.9% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). In Buchberg, as of 2007[update], 2.1% of the population is attending kindergarten or another pre-school, 7.66% are attending a Primary School, 2.22% attend a lower level Secondary School, and 1.48% attend a higher level Secondary School.
The historical population is given in the following table:
Buchberg has an unemployment rate of 0.8%. As of 2005[update], there were 74 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 28 businesses involved in this sector. 43 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 6 businesses in this sector. 69 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 26 businesses in this sector.
As of 2008[update] the mid year average unemployment rate was 0.4%. There were 32 non-agrarian businesses in the municipality and 45.3% of the (non-agrarian) population was involved in the secondary sector of the economy while 54.7% were involved in the third. At the same time, 58.6% of the working population was employed full-time, and 41.4% was employed part-time. There were 128 residents of the municipality were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 47.7% of the workforce. As of 2000[update] there were 103 residents who worked in the municipality, while 297 residents worked outside Buchberg and 45 people commuted into the municipality for work.
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
- Buchberg in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Flags of the World.com accessed 8 December 2009
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 8 December 2009
- Statistical Office of the Canton of Schaffhausen (German) accessed 2 December 2009
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