|• Total||2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)|
|Elevation||432 m (1,417 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2014)|
|• Density||520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Adligenswil, Buchrain, Ebikon, Root, Udligenswil|
Profile (German), SFSO statistics
Dierikon is first mentioned around 1270-80 as Dierinkon.
Dierikon has an area of 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi). Of this area, 59.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 17.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). In the 1997 land survey[update], 22.34% of the total land area was forested. Of the agricultural land, 54.96% is used for farming or pastures, while 4.26% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the settled areas, 6.03% is covered with buildings, 3.9% is industrial, 1.42% is classed as special developments, 1.06% is parks or greenbelts and 4.96% is transportation infrastructure. Of the unproductive areas, the entire area is unproductive flowing water (rivers).
Dierikon has a population (as of 31 December 2014) of 1,440. As of 2007[update], 13.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 1.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (90.8%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 2.7%) and Albanian being third ( 1.3%).
The age distribution in Dierikon is; 317 people or 23.1% of the population is 0–19 years old. 427 people or 31.1% are 20–39 years old, and 519 people or 37.9% are 40–64 years old. The senior population distribution is 84 people or 6.1% are 65–79 years old, 21 or 1.5% are 80–89 years old and 3 people or 0.2% of the population are 90+ years old.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Dierikon about 76.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
As of 2000[update] there are 482 households, of which 125 households (or about 25.9%) contain only a single individual. 42 or about 8.7% are large households, with at least five members. As of 2000[update] there were 167 inhabited buildings in the municipality, of which 138 were built only as housing, and 29 were mixed use buildings. There were 83 single family homes, 17 double family homes, and 38 multi-family homes in the municipality. Most homes were either two (62) or three (40) story structures. There were only 4 single story buildings and 32 four or more story buildings.
Dierikon has an unemployment rate of 1.62%. As of 2005[update], there were 39 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 12 businesses involved in this sector. 535 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 17 businesses in this sector. 985 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 39 businesses in this sector. As of 2000[update] 54.8% of the population of the municipality were employed in some capacity. At the same time, females made up 40.9% of the workforce.
In the 2000 census[update] the religious membership of Dierikon was; 900 (70.4%) were Roman Catholic, and 168 (13.1%) were Protestant, with an additional 25 (1.95%) that were of some other Christian faith. There are 54 individuals (4.22% of the population) who are Muslim. Of the rest; there were 7 (0.55%) individuals who belong to another religion, 91 (7.11%) who do not belong to any organized religion, 34 (2.66%) who did not answer the question.
The historical population is given in the following table:
|about 1456||c. 50|
|about 1695||c. 170|
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 31 August 2015
- Dierikon in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 19-Aug-2009
- LUSTAT Lucerne Cantonal Statistics (German) accessed 12 August 2009
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