Schlierbach, Switzerland

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Schlierbach
Coat of arms of Schlierbach
Coat of arms
Schlierbach is located in Switzerland
Schlierbach
Schlierbach
Schlierbach is located in Canton of Lucerne
Schlierbach
Schlierbach
Coordinates: 47°13′N 8°7′E / 47.217°N 8.117°E / 47.217; 8.117Coordinates: 47°13′N 8°7′E / 47.217°N 8.117°E / 47.217; 8.117
Country Switzerland
Canton Lucerne
District Sursee
Area[1]
 • Total 7.17 km2 (2.77 sq mi)
Elevation 697 m (2,287 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 819
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Postal code 6231
SFOS number 1100
Surrounded by Büron, Geuensee, Rickenbach, Schmiedrued (AG), Triengen
Website www.schlierbach.ch
Profile (German), SFSO statistics

Schlierbach is a municipality in the district of Sursee in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.

Geography[edit]

Schlierbach has an area of 7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi). Of this area, 62.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 31% is forested. The rest of the land, (6.5%) is settled.[3] In the 1997 land survey, 30.98% of the total land area was forested. Of the agricultural land, 57.68% is used for farming or pastures, while 4.84% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the settled areas, 3.32% is covered with buildings, 0.14% is industrial, 0.41% is classed as special developments, 0.28% is parks or greenbelts and 2.35% is transportation infrastructure.

Demographics[edit]

Schlierbach has a population (as of 2007) of 632, of which 7.8% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 7.7%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.2%), with Albanian being second most common ( 3.0%) and French being third ( 0.5%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the FDP which received 39% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (31.3%), the SVP (21%) and the Green Party (4.2%).

The age distribution in Schlierbach is; 163 people or 25.1% of the population is 0–19 years old. 186 people or 28.7% are 20–39 years old, and 208 people or 32% are 40–64 years old. The senior population distribution is 71 people or 10.9% are 65–79 years old, 17 or 2.6% are 80–89 years old and 4 people or 0.6% of the population are 90+ years old.[4]

In Schlierbach about 64.2% 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 there are 183 households, of which 34 households (or about 18.6%) contain only a single individual. 34 or about 18.6% are large households, with at least five members.[4] As of 2000 there were 140 inhabited buildings in the municipality, of which 86 were built only as housing, and 54 were mixed use buildings. There were 74 single family homes, 9 double family homes, and 3 multi-family homes in the municipality. Most homes were either two (66) or three (15) story structures. There were only 4 single story buildings and 1 four or more story buildings.[4]

Schlierbach has an unemployment rate of 0.9%. As of 2005, there were 93 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 37 businesses involved in this sector. 14 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 8 businesses in this sector. 31 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 9 businesses in this sector.[3] As of 2000 53.4% of the population of the municipality were employed in some capacity. At the same time, females made up 38.3% of the workforce.

In the 2000 census the religious membership of Schlierbach was; 487 (85.9%) were Roman Catholic, and 25 (4.4%) were Protestant. There are 18 individuals (3.17% of the population) who are Muslim. Of the rest; there were 21 (3.7%) who do not belong to any organized religion, 16 (2.82%) who did not answer the question.[4]

References[edit]

  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 accessed 24-Aug-2009
  4. ^ a b c d LUSTAT Lucerne Cantonal Statistics (German) accessed 12 August 2009