Schleinikon

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Schleinikon
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Coat of arms of Schleinikon
Coat of arms
Schleinikon is located in Switzerland
Schleinikon
Schleinikon
Schleinikon is located in Canton of Zurich
Schleinikon
Schleinikon
Coordinates: 47°30′N 8°24′E / 47.500°N 8.400°E / 47.500; 8.400Coordinates: 47°30′N 8°24′E / 47.500°N 8.400°E / 47.500; 8.400
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Dielsdorf
Area[1]
 • Total 5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Elevation 472 m (1,549 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 720
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Postal code 8165
SFOS number 0098
Surrounded by Boppelsen, Niederweningen, Oberweningen, Otelfingen, Regensberg, Siglistorf (AG)
Website http://www.schleinikon.ch
SFSO statistics

Schleinikon is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

Zythüsli, timber framing construction at Schleinikon

Geography[edit]

Situated in the Wehntal, Schleinikon has an area of 5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi). Of this area, 49.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 43.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]

Demographics[edit]

Schleinikon has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 720.[2] As of 2007, 5.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 9.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.8%), with English being second most common ( 0.6%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 0.6%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 39.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (18.3%), the CSP (12.9%) and the Green Party (11.4%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 27% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 63% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10%. In Schleinikon about 84% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Schleinikon has an unemployment rate of 0.92%. As of 2005, there were 45 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 18 businesses involved in this sector. 24 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 6 businesses in this sector. 34 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 13 businesses in this sector.[3]

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