|• Total||10.25 km2 (3.96 sq mi)|
|Elevation||459 m (1,506 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2016)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Brütten, Embrach, Kloten, Lufingen, Nürensdorf, Pfungen, Winterthur|
|Twin towns||Trhova Kamenice (Czech Republic)|
Oberembrach has an area of 10.2 km2 (3.9 sq mi). Of this area, 58.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 34.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 7.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is located in the upper Wildbachtal. It includes the Haufendorf (an irregular, unplanned and quite closely packed village, built around a central square) of Oberembrach. In addition to the village, it includes the hamlets of Hausen, Madlikon, Mühlberg, Ober-, Untermettmenstetten, Ober-, Unterwagenburg, Rotenfluh, Sonnenbühl, Stigen and Stürzikon. In 1871 the hamlets of Augwil and Vordermarchlen were removed from Oberrembrach and transferred to Lufingen. In 1927 the hamlets of Eigental, Hinter- and Vorderbänikon were transferred to Kloten.
Oberembrach has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 1,068. As of 2007[update], 6.8% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -0.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (95.1%), with French being second most common ( 1.0%) and Portuguese being third ( 0.8%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.5% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 63.9% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.5%. In Oberembrach about 88.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Oberembrach has an unemployment rate of 1.55%. As of 2005[update], there were 81 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 35 businesses involved in this sector. 40 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 13 businesses in this sector. 56 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 19 businesses in this sector. The historical population is given in the following table:
- Official website (in German)
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