|• Total||5.82 km2 (2.25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||451 m (1,480 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2016)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Büsingen am Hochrhein (DE-BW), Diessenhofen (TG), Gailingen am Hochrhein (DE-BW), Gottmadingen (DE-BW), Schaffhausen, Thayngen|
Profile (in German), SFSO statistics
Dörflingen is first mentioned in 1264 as Dorfelingen.
Dörflingen has an area, as of 2006[update], of 5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi). Of this area, 64.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 26.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 7.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.4%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).
The municipality is located in the Reiat district on the border with Germany. It is about 6 km (3.7 mi) east of Schaffhausen. It also shares a land border with the German enclave of Büsingen am Hochrhein.
Dörflingen has an unemployment rate of 1.02%. As of 2005[update], there were 60 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 26 businesses involved in this sector. 68 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 9 businesses in this sector. 56 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 14 businesses in this sector.
As of 2008[update] the mid year average unemployment rate was 1.3%. There were 22 non-agrarian businesses in the municipality and 64.2% of the (non-agrarian) population was involved in the secondary sector of the economy while 35.8% were involved in the third. At the same time, 72.4% of the working population was employed full-time, and 27.6% was employed part-time. There were 123 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 26% of the workforce. As of 2000[update] there were 81 residents who worked in the municipality, while 319 residents worked outside Dörflingen and 41 people commuted into the municipality for work.
Dörflingen has a population (as of 2008[update]) of 776, of which 11.6% are foreign nationals. Of the foreign population, (as of 2008[update]), 53.2% are from Germany, 13.8% are from Italy, 1.1% are from Croatia, 1.1% are from Serbia, and 30.9% are from another country. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 3.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (96.6%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.4%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 0.8%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2008[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 22.7% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 62.9% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 14.4%.
The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Dörflingen about 86.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). In Dörflingen, as of 2007[update], 1.4% of the population attend kindergarten or another pre-school, 7.11% attend a Primary School, 4.82% attend a lower level Secondary School, and 3.17% attend a higher level Secondary School.
The historical population is given in the following table:
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
- Dörflingen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 5 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 8 December 2009
- Statistical Office of the Canton of Schaffhausen (in German) accessed 2 December 2009
- ISOS site accessed 8 December 2009