Municipality Rečica ob Savinji

Rečica ob Savinji is one of smallest and youngest Slovenian municipalities and it is part of the Savinjska region. In the centre of the municipality there is a pillory, the only one in the Upper Savinja valley.

Rečica ob Savinji

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

Municipality Rečica ob Savinji, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 30 km2; this ranks it 179th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 2,300 people (about 1,200 men and 1,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Rečica ob Savinji 173rd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 76 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 3.5 (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 -0.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 3.0 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Rečica ob Savinji was 41.3 years, which was lower than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Rečica ob Savinji the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 119 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 Rečica ob Savinji 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 Rečica ob Savinji – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Rečica ob Savinji had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 66 children or 65% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary school in Rečica ob Savinji was attended by about 180 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 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 14.1%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Rečica ob Savinji, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 34% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 30% lower.

Every 15th 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 842 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 361 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 75% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 91 m2.

Every third person in Rečica ob Savinji had a car (31 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2009, 497 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Rečica ob Savinji, which is 93 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)76101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)37
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)149
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23020,273
Population2,3002,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment422767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)652930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)32,79583,060,213