Binningen, Canton of Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland

🇨🇭 Binningen is a municipality in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Canton of Basel-Landschaft in Switzerland. It is nestled in a valley, on a plateau, and on two hills overlooking the city of Basel.

Economy As of  2007, Binningen had an unemployment rate of 2.48%. As of 2005, there were 51 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector. 767 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 79 businesses in this sector. 4,360 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 461 businesses in this sector. There were 6,997 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 45.6% of the workforce.

In 2008, the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 4,115. The number of jobs in the primary sector was 14, all of which were in agriculture. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 549, of which 127 or (23.1%) were in manufacturing and 422 (76.9%) were in construction. The number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 3,552. In the tertiary sector; 400 or 11.3% were in wholesale or retail sales or the repair of motor vehicles, 59 or 1.7% were in the movement and storage of goods, 117 or 3.3% were in a hotel or restaurant, 23 or 0.6% were in the information industry, 276 or 7.8% were the insurance or financial industry, 258 or 7.3% were technical professionals or scientists, 140 or 3.9% were in education and 1,738 or 48.9% were in health care.

In 2000, there were 4,299 workers who commuted into the municipality and 5,541 workers who commuted away. The municipality is a net exporter of workers, with about 1.3 workers leaving the municipality for every one entering. About 12.0% of the workforce coming into Binningen are coming from outside Switzerland, while 0.3% of the locals commute out of Switzerland for work. Of the working population, 38.2% used public transportation to get to work, and 30.6% used a private car.


Binningen has a population of over 14,690 people. Binningen also forms part of the wider Basel metropolitan area which has a population of over 563,000 people. Binningen is situated 3 km south of Basel.

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