|• Total||2.65 km2 (1.02 sq mi)|
|Elevation||443 m (1,453 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2016)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Dübendorf, Fällanden, Greifensee, Volketswil|
|Twin towns||Aizpute (Latvia)|
Schwerzenbach has an area of 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi). Of this area, 40.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 6.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 38.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (14%) is non-productive (rivers, etc.). In 1996[update] housing and buildings made up 26.9% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (11.7%). Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 1.1% of the area. As of 2007[update] 39.8% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.
Mayor is Thomas Weber (independent, 2014).
|Member of the municipal council (2014–2018)|
|Thomas Weber||1994||Mayor / planning||independent|
|Martina Hubacher||2010||Vice-Mayor, society||parteilos|
|Thomas A. Frey||2010||finance||FDP|
|Esther Borra-Wegmann||2014||high-building / property||independent|
|René Iten||2004||underground work / work||FDP|
Schwerzenbach has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 5,072. As of 2007[update], 18.4% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. As of 2008[update] the gender distribution of the population was 49.3% male and 50.7% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 6.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (84.8%), with Italian being second most common ( 3.6%) and Albanian being third ( 2.0%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 23.8% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 66.2% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10%. In Schwerzenbach about 79.7% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). There are 1890 households in Schwerzenbach.
Schwerzenbach has an unemployment rate of 2.57%. As of 2005[update], there were 86 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 11 businesses involved in this sector. 1083 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 41 businesses in this sector. 2011 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 188 businesses in this sector. As of 2007[update] 90.9% of the working population were employed full-time, and 9.1% were employed part-time.
As of 2008[update] there were 1272 Catholics and 1645 Protestants in Schwerzenbach. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the census[update], 44.1% were some type of Protestant, with 41.1% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 2.9% belonging to other Protestant churches. 32% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% were Muslim, 8% belonged to another religion (not listed), 2.6% did not give a religion, and 12.5% were atheist or agnostic.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Schwerzenbach is twinned with:
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (in German) accessed 15 June 2017
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Aug-2009
- Statistics Zürich (in German) accessed 4 August 2009
- Official website (in German)
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