Schleinikon is a municipality in the district of Dielsdorf in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

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Coat of arms of Schleinikon
Location of Schleinikon
Schleinikon is located in Switzerland
Schleinikon is located in Canton of Zurich
Coordinates: 47°30′N 8°24′E / 47.500°N 8.400°E / 47.500; 8.400Coordinates: 47°30′N 8°24′E / 47.500°N 8.400°E / 47.500; 8.400
 • Total5.65 km2 (2.18 sq mi)
472 m (1,549 ft)
 • Total728
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number0098
Surrounded byBoppelsen, Niederweningen, Oberweningen, Otelfingen, Regensberg, Siglistorf (AG)
SFSO statistics
Zythüsli, timber framing construction at Schleinikon


Aerial view (1967)

Situated in the Wehntal, Schleinikon has an area of 5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi). Of this area, 49.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 43.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 6.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3]


Schleinikon has a population (as of 31 December 2020) of 858.[4] As of 2007, 5.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 9.4%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (95.8%), with English being second most common ( 0.6%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 0.6%).

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 39.8% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SPS (18.3%), the CSP (12.9%) and the Green Party (11.4%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 27% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 63% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 10%. In Schleinikon about 84% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Schleinikon has an unemployment rate of 0.92%. As of 2005, there were 45 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 18 businesses involved in this sector. 24 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 6 businesses in this sector. 34 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 13 businesses in this sector.[3]


  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 accessed 04-Aug-2009
  4. ^ "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.