Sternenberg

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Sternenberg
Skyline of Sternenberg
Coat of arms of Sternenberg
Coat of arms
Location of Sternenberg
Sternenberg is located in Switzerland
Sternenberg
Sternenberg
Sternenberg is located in Canton of Zurich
Sternenberg
Sternenberg
Coordinates: 47°23′N 8°55′E / 47.383°N 8.917°E / 47.383; 8.917Coordinates: 47°23′N 8°55′E / 47.383°N 8.917°E / 47.383; 8.917
CountrySwitzerland
CantonZurich
DistrictPfäffikon
Area
 • Total8.75 km2 (3.38 sq mi)
Elevation
870 m (2,850 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2013)
 • Total351
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Postal code
8499
SFOS number0179
Surrounded byBauma, Fischingen (TG), Fischenthal, Mosnang (SG), Wila
Websitewww.sternenberg.ch
SFSO statistics

Sternenberg is a former municipality in the district of Pfäffikon in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland. Bauma and Sternenberg merged to Bauma on 1 January 2015.[1]

Geography[edit]

Before the merger, Sternenberg had a total area of 8.7 km2 (3.4 sq mi).[2] Of this area, 37.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 58% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[2] In 1996 housing and buildings made up 2.3% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (1.5%).[3] Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 0% of the area. As of 2007 0.9% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Sternenberg had a population (as of 2013) of 351.[2] As of 2007, 4.0% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. As of 2008 the gender distribution of the population was 51.3% male and 48.7% female. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -1.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (98.0%), with French being second most common ( 0.3%) and English being third ( 0.3%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 43.4% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (22.5%), the CSP (15.7%) and the Green Party (10.2%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 24.6% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 58.2% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 17.2%. In Sternenberg about 76.5% 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 140 households in Sternenberg.[3]

Sternenberg has an unemployment rate of 1.8%. As of 2005, there were 48 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 22 businesses involved in this sector. 33 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 9 businesses in this sector. 46 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 11 businesses in this sector.[2] As of 2007 41% of the working population were employed full-time, and 59% were employed part-time.[3]

As of 2008 there were 59 Catholics and 206 Protestants in Sternenberg. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the census, 65.6% were some type of Protestant, with 62.2% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 3.4% belonging to other Protestant churches. 13.5% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% were Muslim, 2% belonged to another religion (not listed), 2.6% did not give a religion, and 16% were atheist or agnostic.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dossier Sternenberg" (in German). Zürcher Oberländer. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
  2. ^ a b c d Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 13 January 2015
  3. ^ a b c d e Statistics Zurich ‹See Tfd›(in German) accessed 4 August 2009

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