Municipality Podčetrtek

This border municipality with Croatia has a typical tourist character. Representative of main tourist service is the health resort Terme Olimia. Also important are cloister, Olimje pharmacy, wine growing and wine cellar offer in this area.

Podčetrtek

Source: Gradovi.net (http://www.gradovi.net, 21. 6. 2010), author Gorazd Žagar

Municipality Podčetrtek, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 61 km2; this ranks it 113th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 3,400 people (about 1,700 men and 1,700 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Podčetrtek 145th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 55 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 2.1 (in Slovenia 1.5). 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 2.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 4.5 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Podčetrtek was 41.1 years, which was lower than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Podčetrtek the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 108 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 Podčetrtek 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 Podčetrtek – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Podčetrtek had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 119 children or 85% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Podčetrtek were attended by about 280 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 150 pupils. There were 50 students and 6 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 61% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is the same as the national average.

The registered unemployment rate was 10.4%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Podčetrtek, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 23% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 21% lower.

Every 19th 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 4,980 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 476 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 54% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 75 m2.

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

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 88,700 arrivals and 350,800 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 3.0% of all arrivals and 3.9% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.

In 2009, 242 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Podčetrtek, which is 162 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)55101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)57
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)109
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km26120,273
Population3,3052,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment698767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)737930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)60,84483,060,213