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Coat of arms of Schwaderloch
Coat of arms
Schwaderloch is located in Switzerland
Schwaderloch is located in Canton of Aargau
Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°9′E / 47.583°N 8.150°E / 47.583; 8.150Coordinates: 47°35′N 8°9′E / 47.583°N 8.150°E / 47.583; 8.150
Country Switzerland
Canton Aargau
District Laufenburg
 • Total 2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Elevation 321 m (1,053 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 674
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Postal code 5326
SFOS number 4176
Surrounded by Albbruck (DE-BW), Dogern (DE-BW), Etzgen, Leibstadt, Mettau, Wil
SFSO statistics

Schwaderloch is a municipality in the district of Laufenburg in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.


Schwaderloch has an area, as of 2009, of 2.78 square kilometers (1.07 sq mi). Of this area, 1 km2 (0.39 sq mi) or 36.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi) or 42.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.32 km2 (0.12 sq mi) or 11.5% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi) or 10.4% is either rivers or lakes and 0.01 km2 (2.5 acres) or 0.4% is unproductive land.[3]

Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 1.4% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 6.5% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.9%. Out of the forested land, 40.6% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.4% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 28.8% is used for growing crops and 5.8% is pastures, while 1.4% is used for orchards or vine crops. 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 Or Flames Gules issuant from Coupeaux Vert.[4]


Schwaderloch has a population (as of December 2015) of 674[5] As of June 2009, 14.5% of the population are foreign nationals.[6] Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of 3.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (92.7%), with Albanian being second most common ( 2.9%) and Italian being third ( 1.1%).[7]

The age distribution, as of 2008, in Schwaderloch is; 65 children or 9.8% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 90 teenagers or 13.5% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 66 people or 9.9% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 80 people or 12.0% are between 30 and 39, 133 people or 20.0% are between 40 and 49, and 98 people or 14.7% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 67 people or 10.1% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 37 people or 5.6% are between 70 and 79, there are 24 people or 3.6% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 6 people or 0.9% who are 90 and older.[8]

As of 2000, there were 15 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 105 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 125 homes with 5 or more persons in the household.[9] As of 2000, there were 254 private households (homes and apartments) in the municipality, and an average of 2.6 persons per household.[7] In 2008 there were 162 single family homes (or 55.9% of the total) out of a total of 290 homes and apartments.[10] There were a total of 9 empty apartments for a 3.1% vacancy rate.[10] As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 1.5 new units per 1000 residents.[7]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 57% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (14.2%), the SP (11.3%) and the FDP (7.9%).[7]

In Schwaderloch about 68.9% 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 56 students attending primary school in the municipality.[9]

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

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1975 489 —    
1980 464 −5.1%
1990 522 +12.5%
2000 670 +28.4%

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

The Oberes Bürgli and Unteres Bürgli, two late-Roman era Rhine river watchtowers are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance.[11]


As of 2007, Schwaderloch had an unemployment rate of 1.3%. As of 2005, there were 15 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 7 businesses involved in this sector. 96 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 7 businesses in this sector. 56 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 14 businesses in this sector.[7]

In 2000 there were 326 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 247 or about 75.8% of the residents worked outside Schwaderloch while 65 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 144 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.[12] Of the working population, 9.6% used public transportation to get to work, and 57.8% used a private car.[7]


From the 2000 census, 407 or 62.1% were Roman Catholic, while 136 or 20.8% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there was 1 individual 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 May 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 May 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. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance 21.11.2008 version, (German) accessed 9 May 2010
  12. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010