Municipality Prebold

Prebold is a municipality in the Lower Savinja valley known mostly for hop growing. The municipality proclaimed the museum collection named 'Prebold through the time' the monument of local importance.

Prebold

Source: Gradovi.net (http://www.gradovi.net, 28. 6. 2010), author Gorazd Žagar

Municipality Prebold, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 41 km2; this ranks it 145th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 4,700 people (about 2,300 men and 2,400 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Prebold 105th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 115 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 3.6 (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 21.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 25.4 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Prebold was 41.4 years, which was the same as the national average. 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Prebold the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 122 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Prebold is growing more rapidly 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 Prebold – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Prebold had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 174 children or 79% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary school in Prebold was attended by about 330 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 190 pupils. There were 60 students and 11 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 10.6%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Prebold, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 22% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 20% lower.

Every 22nd 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 2,900 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 395 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 57% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 75 m2.

About every other person in Prebold had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2009, 352 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Prebold, which is 52 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)115101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)257
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)119
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km24120,273
Population4,6852,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment1,094767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)743930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)117,40083,060,213