Koroška Region

This statistical region of wooded hills and three river valleys lies in the northern part of the country along the border with Austria. The environment has been strongly affected by the heavy industry in the valleys. 

Koroška

Source: Archive RRA Koroška

This statistical region of wooded hills and three river valleys lies in the northern part of the country along the border with Austria. As regards traffic, it is difficult to access and is badly connected with the central part of Slovenia.

The environment has been strongly affected by the heavy industry in the valleys. Manufacturing created the highest share of gross value added in the region in 2009. The importance of agriculture in the region is presented by the largest agricultural holdings in terms of their average size of utilised agricultural area and in terms of the number of livestock units. Regarding the average age, managers of agricultural holdings in Koroška were the youngest (53 years); they were on average eight years younger than managers of agricultural holdings in the Notranjsko-kraška region.

The population of this region is in general younger than that of the majority of Slovenian regions according to their mean age. The population age structure is favourable since the share of people aged 65 or more is among the lowest in Slovenia. In 2010 the value of the ageing index, which describes the ratio between the population aged 65 or more and the population aged under 15, was in Koroška 114.4, meaning that there were 114 older people per 100 young people. In Koroška every fifth family is an unmarried couple family; the share of children born in this type of family was with 71% also in 2010 the highest among regions.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Region Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)70101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-42
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1311
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2010 Region Slovenia
Area km21,04120,273
Population72,7132,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment21,542747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)885967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)1,840,28986,705,208