|• Total||4.42 km2 (1.71 sq mi)|
|Elevation||395 m (1,296 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015)|
|• Density||620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Bülach, Eglisau, Embrach, Freienstein-Teufen|
Rorbas has an area of 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi). Of this area, 35.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 46.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 15% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Rorbas is situated in the lower Töss Valley.
Rorbas has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 2,742. As of 2007[update], 18.8% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 0.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (87.1%), with Italian being second most common ( 2.8%) and Portuguese being third ( 1.8%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 26.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 64.6% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 8.7%. In Rorbas about 77.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
Rorbas has an unemployment rate of 1.77%. As of 2005[update], there were 57 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 11 businesses involved in this sector. 96 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 23 businesses in this sector. 360 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 67 businesses in this sector.
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 27 April 2016
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 30-Jul-2009
- "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
- Official website (German)
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