Municipality Luče

In the subalpine world below the slope of Raduha lies a small municipality called Luče. Sustainable agriculture, solitary farms on steep slopes and agricultural tourism are the way of life of the local people.

Luče

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Municipality Luče, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 110 km2; this ranks it 59th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 1,600 people (about 800 men and 800 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Luče 193rd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 14 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 -1.3 (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 -1.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -2.6 (in Slovenia 7.2).

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

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Luče the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 112 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 Luče 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 Luče – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Luče had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 50 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 Luče was attended by about 160 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 100 pupils. There were 60 students and 8 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 12.9%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Luče, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 25% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 21% lower.

Every 20th 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 77 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 426 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 62% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 88 m2.

Every other person in Luče had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.

In 2009, 198 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Luče, which is 206 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

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Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)14101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-37
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)139
Average age of passenger cars (years)108
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km211020,273
Population1,5382,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment208767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)732930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)18,40983,060,213