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Coat of arms of Weiningen
Coat of arms
Weiningen is located in Switzerland
Weiningen is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°25′N 8°26′E / 47.417°N 8.433°E / 47.417; 8.433Coordinates: 47°25′N 8°26′E / 47.417°N 8.433°E / 47.417; 8.433
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Dietikon
 • Total 5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Elevation 413 m (1,355 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 4,770
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal code 8104
SFOS number 0251
Surrounded by Dällikon, Dietikon, Geroldswil, Oetwil an der Limmat, Regensdorf, Unterengstringen
Website www.weiningen.ch
SFSO statistics

Weiningen is a municipality in the district of Dietikon in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland, located in the Limmat Valley (German: Limmattal).


Weiningen has an area of 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi). Of this area, 32.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 38% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 28.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3] In 1996 housing and buildings made up 17.2% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (11.5%).[4] Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 0.2% of the area. As of 2007 17.2% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.[4]


Castle Weiningen

Weiningen has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 4,770.[2] As of 2007, 24.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. As of 2008 the gender distribution of the population was 51% male and 49% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 13.8%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (85.8%), with Italian being second most common ( 3.9%) and Albanian being third ( 2.6%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 42.7% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (15.5%), the FDP (15.1%) and the CSP (9.3%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 23.1% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.9%. In Weiningen about 76.7% 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 1623 households in Weiningen.[4]

Weiningen has an unemployment rate of 2.96%. As of 2005, there were 59 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 19 businesses involved in this sector. 396 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 40 businesses in this sector. 636 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 116 businesses in this sector.[3] As of 2007 44.4% of the working population were employed full-time, and 55.6% were employed part-time.[4]

As of 2008 there were 1345 Catholics and 1406 Protestants in Weiningen. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the 2000 census, 42.2% were some type of Protestant, with 40.5% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 1.7% belonging to other Protestant churches. 32% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% were Muslim, 10.7% belonged to another religion (not listed), 3.3% did not give a religion, and 11.1% were atheist or agnostic.[4]


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 05-Aug-2009
  4. ^ a b c d e Statistics Zurich (in German) accessed 4 August 2009

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