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Schinznach-Bad spa park
Schinznach-Bad spa park
Coat of arms of Schinznach-Bad
Coat of arms
Schinznach-Bad is located in Switzerland
Schinznach-Bad is located in Canton of Aargau
Coordinates: 47°27′N 8°10′E / 47.450°N 8.167°E / 47.450; 8.167Coordinates: 47°27′N 8°10′E / 47.450°N 8.167°E / 47.450; 8.167
Country Switzerland
Canton Aargau
District Brugg
 • Total 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Elevation 354 m (1,161 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 1,264
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postal code 5116
SFOS number 4114
Surrounded by Brugg, Habsburg, Holderbank, Scherz, Schinznach-Dorf, Villnachern
SFSO statistics

Schinznach-Bad is a municipality in the district of Brugg in canton of Aargau in Switzerland.


Riparian Forest in the north of Schinznach-Bad

Schinznach-Bad has an area, as of 2009, of 1.9 square kilometers (0.73 sq mi). Of this area, 0.1 km2 (25 acres) or 5.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.74 square kilometers (0.29 sq mi) or 38.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.86 square kilometers (0.33 sq mi) or 45.3% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.18 square kilometers (0.069 sq mi) or 9.5% is either rivers or lakes and 0.01 km2 (2.5 acres) or 0.5% is unproductive land.[3]

Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 3.7% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 15.3% and transportation infrastructure made up 12.1%. while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 13.7%. 37.4% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.6% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 2.6% is used for growing crops and 2.6% is pastures. All the water in the municipality is in rivers and streams.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Azure two Mullets Or and between them in chief a Crescent of the same and in base three barrulets wavy Argent.[4]


Schinznach-Bad has a population (as of December 2015) of 1,264[5] As of June 2009, 26.4% of the population are foreign nationals.[6] Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of -0.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (80.8%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 5.6%) and Albanian being third ( 2.5%).[7]

The age distribution, as of 2008, in Schinznach-Bad is; 106 children or 8.6% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 150 teenagers or 12.1% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 166 people or 13.4% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 150 people or 12.1% are between 30 and 39, 206 people or 16.6% are between 40 and 49, and 191 people or 15.4% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 126 people or 10.2% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 88 people or 7.1% are between 70 and 79, there are 49 people or 4.0% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 7 people or 0.6% who are 90 and older.[8]

At the same time there were 501 private households (homes and apartments) in the municipality, and an average of 2.5 persons per household.[7]

As of 2000, there were 55 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 250 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 190 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.45 individuals.[9] In 2008 there were 208 single family homes (or 36.7% of the total) out of a total of 566 homes and apartments.[10] There were a total of 6 empty apartments for a 1.1% vacancy rate.[10] As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 0.8 new units per 1000 residents.[7]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 37.6% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (20.3%), the SP (14.8%) and the CVP (9%).[7]

In Schinznach-Bad about 68.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[7] Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 78 students attending primary school in the municipality.[9]

The historical population is given in the following table:[8]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1975 1,075 —    
1980 962 −10.5%
1990 1,202 +24.9%
2000 1,248 +3.8%


The village of Schinznach-Bad is designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.[11]


As of 2007, Schinznach-Bad had an unemployment rate of 2.89%. As of 2005, there were 8 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 2 businesses involved in this sector. 152 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 2 businesses in this sector. 944 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 57 businesses in this sector.[7]

As of 2000 there was a total of 666 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 493 or about 74.0% of the residents worked outside Schinznach-Bad while 784 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 957 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.[12] Of the working population, 15.5% used public transportation to get to work, and 50.5% used a private car.[7]


Schinznach-Bad spa chapel

From the 2000 census, 349 or 27.7% were Roman Catholic, while 509 or 40.5% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 2 individuals (or about 0.16% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[9]


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
  4. ^ Flags of the accessed 9 April 2010
  5. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  6. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 9 April 2010
  8. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bevölkerungsdaten für den Kanton Aargau und die Gemeinden (Archiv) (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  9. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  10. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  11. ^ ISOS site accessed 09-Apr-2010
  12. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010