Wettswil am Albis

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Wettswil am Albis
Coat of arms of Wettswil am Albis
Coat of arms
Wettswil am Albis is located in Switzerland
Wettswil am Albis
Wettswil am Albis
Wettswil am Albis is located in Canton of Zurich
Wettswil am Albis
Wettswil am Albis
Coordinates: 47°20′N 8°28′E / 47.333°N 8.467°E / 47.333; 8.467Coordinates: 47°20′N 8°28′E / 47.333°N 8.467°E / 47.333; 8.467
Country Switzerland
Canton Zurich
District Affoltern
 • Total 3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)
Elevation 563 m (1,847 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 5,105
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Postal code 8907
SFOS number 0014
Surrounded by Aesch bei Birmensdorf, Birmensdorf, Bonstetten, Stallikon
Website www.wettswil.ch
SFSO statistics

Wettswil am Albis is a municipality in the district of Affoltern in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.


Wettswil am Albis has an area of 3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi). Of this area, 42.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 23.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 30.9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (3.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]


Wettswil am Albis has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 5,105.[2] As of 2007, 11.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 21.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (91.7%), with French being second most common ( 1.4%) and Italian being third ( 1.3%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 35.1% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (19%), the SPS (15.4%) and the CSP (10.7%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 21.5% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 65.5% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 13%. In Wettswil am Albis about 88.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Wettswil am Albis has an unemployment rate of 1.44%. As of 2005, there were 61 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector. 357 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 29 businesses in this sector. 454 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 115 businesses in this sector.[3]


Bonstetten-Wettswil railway station is a stop of the Zürich S-Bahn on the lines S5 and S14. It is a 23 minute ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.

Notable people[edit]

  • Ines Torelli (born 1931), a Swiss comedian, radio personality, and stage, voice and film actress


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