Schöftland is a municipality in the district of Kulm in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.

Coat of arms of Schöftland
Location of Schöftland
Schöftland is located in Switzerland
Schöftland is located in Canton of Aargau
Coordinates: 47°18′N 8°3′E / 47.300°N 8.050°E / 47.300; 8.050
 • Total6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
461 m (1,512 ft)
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total4,393
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number4144
ISO 3166 codeCH-AG
Surrounded byHirschthal, Holziken, Schlossrued, Staffelbach, Uerkheim, Unterkulm
SFSO statistics

Geography edit

Aerial view (1958)

Schöftland has an area, as of 2009, of 6.28 square kilometers (2.42 sq mi). Of this area, 2.21 square kilometers (0.85 sq mi) or 35.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 2.48 square kilometers (0.96 sq mi) or 39.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.49 square kilometers (0.58 sq mi) or 23.7% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.02 km2 (4.9 acres) or 0.3% is either rivers or lakes.[3]

Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 1.4% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 12.4% and transportation infrastructure made up 4.9%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 3.2% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 1.8%. 38.7% of the total land area is heavily forested. Of the agricultural land, 18.9% is used for growing crops and 15.0% is pastures, while 1.3% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is in rivers and streams.[3]

Coat of arms edit

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Or a Saltire Gules.[4]

Demographics edit

Schöftland has a population (as of December 2020) of 4,468[5] As of June 2009, 14.5% of the population are foreign nationals.[6] Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of 11.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (89.5%), with Italian being second most common ( 3.7%) and Albanian being third ( 3.0%).[7]

The age distribution, as of 2008, in Schöftland is; 332 children or 9.2% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 470 teenagers or 13.0% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 430 people or 11.9% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 463 people or 12.8% are between 30 and 39, 592 people or 16.4% are between 40 and 49, and 482 people or 13.4% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 353 people or 9.8% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 273 people or 7.6% are between 70 and 79, there are 184 people or 5.1% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 31 people or 0.9% who are 90 and older.[8]

As of 2000, there were 120 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 621 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 505 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.43 individuals.[9] As of 2000, there were 1,299 private households (homes and apartments) in the municipality, and an average of 2.4 persons per household.[7] In 2008 there were 620 single family homes (or 36.6% of the total) out of a total of 1,692 homes and apartments.[10] There were a total of 33 empty apartments for a 2.0% vacancy rate.[10] As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 9.1 new units per 1000 residents.[7]

Historical population
1975 2,781—    
1980 2,769−0.4%
1990 2,691−2.8%
2000 3,219[8]+19.6%

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 37.5% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (17.2%), the FDP (16.2%) and the Green Party (7.5%).[7]

In Schöftland about 69.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[7] Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 228 students attending primary school, there are 166 students attending secondary school, there are 230 students attending tertiary or university level schooling in the municipality.[9]

Heritage sites of national significance edit

The castle at Bahnhofstrasse 5 is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[11]

Economy edit

Schöftland apartments and buildings

As of  2007, Schöftland had an unemployment rate of 1.72%. As of 2005, there were 59 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 14 businesses involved in this sector. 377 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 47 businesses in this sector. 865 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 142 businesses in this sector.[7]

In 2000 there were 1,613 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 1,132 or about 70.2% of the residents worked outside Schöftland while 792 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 1,273 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.[12] Of the working population, 13.4% used public transportation to get to work, and 52.4% used a private car.[7]

Transport edit

Schöftland is served by the Aarau–Schöftland railway line, operated by Aargau Verkehr, which carries service S14 of the Aargau S-Bahn. This provides a fifteen minute interval service to the cantonal capital at Aarau, and stops at Schöftland and Schöftland Nordweg stations within the municipality,[13]

Religion edit

From the 2000 census, 784 or 24.0% were Roman Catholic, while 1,821 or 55.7% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 2 individuals (or about 0.06% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[9]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (in German) accessed 25 March 2010
  4. ^ Flags of the accessed 30-April-2010
  5. ^ "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  6. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 30-April-2010
  8. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bevölkerungsdaten für den Kanton Aargau und die Gemeinden (Archiv) (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  9. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  10. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  11. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance Archived 2009-05-01 at the Wayback Machine 21.11.2008 version, (in German) accessed 30-April-2010
  12. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (in German) accessed 21 January 2010
  13. ^ "Aarau - Schöftland (S14)" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2020.

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