Municipality Braslovče

The municipality lies in the north-western part of the fruitful Lower Savinja valley. With the wooded Dobrovlje plateau it reaches the Subalpine area. The municipality’s centre is one of the oldest settlements in Slovenia (since 1140).

Braslovče

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Municipality Braslovče, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 55 km2; this ranks it 124th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 5,250 people (about 2,600 men and 2,650 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Braslovče 97th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 96 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 municipality was positive. It was 4.4 (in Slovenia 1.8). 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 12.0. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 16.3 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Braslovče was 41.4 years, which was lower than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Braslovče 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 117. It also shows that the mean age of people in Braslovče 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 Braslovče – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Braslovče had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 183 children or 79% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Braslovče were attended by about 420 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 220 pupils. There were 59 students and 11 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 52 per 1,000 and 10 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 more than the national average of 59%.

The registered unemployment rate was 9.4%, which is less than the national average (10.7%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Braslovče, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 13% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 12% lower.

Every 29th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 22nd person received at least one financial social assistance.

The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 1,806 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 375 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 67% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 91 m2.

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

In 2010, 365 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Braslovče, which is 24 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)96101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)162
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)911
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25520,273
Population5,2702,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment557747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)852967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)55,40886,705,208