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Location of Aesch 

Coordinates: 47°20´N 8°26´E / 47.333°N 8.433°E / 47.333; 8.433Coordinates: 47°20´N 8°26´E / 47.333°N 8.433°E / 47.333; 8.433





 o Total
5.24 km2 (2.02 sq mi)

540 m (1,770 ft)

Population (Dec 2013[2])

 o Total

 o Density
230/km2 (580/sq mi)

Postal code

SFOS number

Surrounded by
Arni (AG), Birmensdorf, Bonstetten, Islisberg (AG), Oberwil-Lieli (AG), Wettswil am Albis

SFSO statistics

Aesch is a municipality in the district of Dietikon in the canton of ZĂĽrich in Switzerland. Until 2001 it was known as Aesch bei Birmensdorf.

Historic house


  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Aesch is first mentioned in 1184 as Asche. After the 15th Century it was often mentioned as Esch ennend Albis.[3]


Aesch has an area of 5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi). Of this area, 57.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 33.3% is forested. The rest of the land, (9%) is settled.[4]

Tower house


Aesch has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 1,183.[2] As of 2007[update], 7.2% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 3.1%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (93.1%), with English being second most common ( 2.0%) and Italian being third ( 1.3%).

Municipal Administration and Post Office

In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 46% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the FDP (15.7%), the SPS (11.8%) and the CVP (9.4%).

The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0-19 years old) make up 20.9% of the population, while adults (20-64 years old) make up 67.8% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 11.3%. In Aesch about 88.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).

Aesch has an unemployment rate of 1.47%. As of 2005[update], there were 58 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 23 businesses involved in this sector. 51 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 5 businesses in this sector. 229 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 42 businesses in this sector.[4] As of 2007[update] 34% of the working population is employed full-time, and 66% is employed part-time.

As of 2008[update] there were 259 Catholics and 522 Protestants in Aesch. In the 2000 census[update] religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the 2000 census, 57.4% was some type of Protestant, with 56% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 1.4% belonging to other Protestant churches. 27.2% of the population are Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% is Muslim, 1.6% belong to another religion, 0.6% did not give a religion, and 13.2% is atheist or agnostic.[5]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]


7 Households







  • ^ Arealstatistik Standard – Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  • ^ a b Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 11 March 2014
  • ^ a b Aesch in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  • ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 04-Aug-2009
  • ^ Statistics (German) accessed 4 August 2009
  • External links[edit]

    • Aesch Online Official website (German)
    • Aesch in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.

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