Jugovzhodna Slovenija

This statistical region in the south-east of Slovenia is the largest region in the country and incorporates four distinct parts: the land of woodenware, of the brown bear, of light red wine Cviček and of Zeleni Jurij (Green George).

Jugovzhodna Slovenija

Source: RIC Bela krajina

This region in the south-east of Slovenia is the largest region in the country and incorporates four distinct parts: the land of woodenware, of the brown bear, of light red wine Cviček and of Zeleni Jurij (Green George).

The development of this region is largely the result of industry (car industry, pharmaceutical industry and other light industry) as it created almost a half of gross value added in the region in 2008. Enterprises, companies and organisations with 20 or more employees are third in the country according to per capita gross investments in new fixed assets, although these investments do not exceed the national average per capita gross investments. The expenditure on research and development (R&D) amounting to 3.2% of the regional GDP in 2008 underlined the importance of R&D in the region. The main sources of financing were business enterprises.

This region had lower registered unemployment rates than the national average. However, the structure of unemployed was less favourable since more than two fifth of them had the lowest level of education.

Population indicators are much more favourable. In 2009 the region was fourth regarding population increase which mainly increased due to immigration. The share of young people (aged 0-14) was still the highest in the country, although it was already lower than the share of people aged 65 or more (15.6%). Despite that, the mean age of population in Jugovzhodna Slovenija is the lowest; in 2009 it was almost 2 years lower than the mean age of population in Obalno-kraška.


Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Region Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)53101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)67
Mean age of population (years)4041
Registered unemployment rate (%)99
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Region Slovenia
Area km22,67520,273
Population141,9352,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment48,500767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)902930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)5,422,20883,060,213