Municipality Nazarje

The municipality lies in the part of the Upper Savinja valley. Climate, relief and vegetation have characteristics of the subalpine region. The Vrbovec castle and the Franciscan monastery are part of cultural heritage of this area.

Nazarje

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

Municipality Nazarje, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 43 km2; this ranks it 141st among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 2,600 people (about 1,300 men and 1,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Nazarje 167th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 59 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 101 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 muncipality was positive. It was 0.4 (in Slovenia 1.5). The number of people who moved from the municipality was higher than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -7.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -7.0 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Nazarje was 40.8 years, which was lower than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Nazarje the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 114 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 Nazarje 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 Nazarje – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Nazarje had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 79 children or 72% of all children aged 1–5, which was the same as the national average. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Nazarje were attended by about 260 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 120 pupils. There were 60 students and 9 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 56 per 1,000 and 9 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 60% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 61%.

The registered unemployment rate was 11.7%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Nazarje, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 28% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 23% lower.

Every 18th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 23rd person received at least one financial social assistance.

The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 3,818 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 367 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 65% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 83 m2.

Every other person in Nazarje had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2009, 234 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Nazarje, which is 170 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)59101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-77
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)129
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km24320,273
Population2,5822,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment1,848767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)712930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)284,76183,060,213