Wettswil am Albis
|Wettswil am Albis|
|• Total||3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)|
|Elevation||563 m (1,847 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2016)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Aesch bei Birmensdorf, Birmensdorf, Bonstetten, Stallikon|
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).
Wettswil am Albis has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 5,105. As of 2007[update], 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[update]) speaks German (91.7%), with French being second most common ( 1.4%) and Italian being third ( 1.3%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) 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[update], 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.
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- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (in German) accessed 15 June 2017
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 24-Jul-2009
- Official website (in German)
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