Municipality Solčava

The municipality Solčava is the most sparsely populated Slovenian municipality. It is situated in the Upper Savinja valley and it is geographically very closed. It is known for its regional parks Logarska valley and Robanov kot.

Solčava

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

Municipality Solčava, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 103 km2; this ranks it 69th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 600 people (about 300 men and 300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Solčava 208th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 5 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 101 people per square kilometre. 

The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the muncipality was negative. It was -2.0 (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 -13.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -15.7 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Solčava was 42.8 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Solčava the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 130 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 Solčava 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 Solčava – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Solčava had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 15 children or 52% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary school in Solčava was attended by about 30 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 30 pupils. There were 70 students and 2 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 56% 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 13.6%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Solčava, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 18% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 14% lower.

Every 21st 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.

In 2009, there were 431 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 66% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

About every other person in Solčava had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2009, 341 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Solčava, which is 63 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)5101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-167
Mean age of population (years)4341
Registered unemployment rate (%)149
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km210320,273
Population5102,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment84767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)795930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)3,38383,060,213