Municipality Mengeš

The municipality lies in the Subalpine plain below the Kamnik Alps. In the past, Mengeš boasted a straw-hat industry and the production of musical instruments. And lately the textile industry and small businesses are on the increase.

Mengeš

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 22. 6. 2010), author SI-Ziga

Municipality Mengeš, which is part of the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, measures 23 km2; this ranks it 194th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 7,300 people (about 3,500 men and 3,800 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Mengeš 69th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 325 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 100 people per square kilometre.

The number of live births was higher than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 3.6 (in Slovenia 1.7). The number of people who moved from the municipality was lower than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 25.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 29.4 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Mengeš was 39.9 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years). 

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Mengeš the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 98 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was lower than the national average of 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Mengeš is growing more slowly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all Slovene municipalities higher than the ageing index for men. In Mengeš – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Mengeš had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 272 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 73% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Mengeš was attended by about 590 pupils. About 320 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 students and 10 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 55 per 1,000 and 8 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 64% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average of 62%.

The registered unemployment rate was 4.4%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Mengeš, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 11% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 9% lower.

Every 35th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 28th person received at least one financial social assistance.

The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 3,390 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 334 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 62% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 79 m2.

About every other person in Mengeš had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 7 years old.

In 2008, 473 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Mengeš, which is 54 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)325100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)2911
Mean age of population (years)4041
Registered unemployment rate (%)47
Average age of passenger cars (years)78
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km22320,273
Population7,3072,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment2,504789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)816900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)316,63495,786,283