|• Total||8.12 km2 (3.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||450 m (1,480 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2016)|
|• Density||540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Bachenbülach, Bülach, Embrach, Kloten, Lufingen, Oberglatt, Rümlang|
Winkel has an area of 8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi). Of this area, 45.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 27.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 21.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (6.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Winkel has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 4,364. 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 23.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (91.2%), with French being second most common ( 1.4%) and English being third ( 1.4%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 21.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 69.3% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 9.3%. In Winkel about 86.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Winkel has an unemployment rate of 1.52%. As of 2005[update], there were 144 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 25 businesses involved in this sector. 88 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 19 businesses in this sector. 420 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 98 businesses in this sector.
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 15 June 2017
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 30-Jul-2009
- "Unsere Primarschule" (Archive). Commune of Winkel. See page 5/41. Retrieved on April 23, 2015.
- Official website (German)
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