Podravska Region

In terms of natural geography, the Podravska statistical region is marked by hills in the northeast, subalpine wooded mountains (Pohorje and Kozjak) to the west and Dravsko-Ptujsko polje along the Drava River.

Podravska

Source: Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia

In terms of natural geography, the Podravska statistical region is marked by hills in the northeast, subalpine wooded mountains (Pohorje and Kozjak) to the west and Dravsko-Ptujsko polje along the Drava River.

The water wealth of this region is used for electricity production (the chain of hydroelectric power plants on the Drava River), while the fertile soil is used for agricultural production. This region has the highest share of utilised agricultural area in Slovenia (80,500 hectares) and is the leading region in terms of the number of agricultural holdings. In 2010 the region ranked second behind Osrednjeslovenska as regards the contribution to the national GDP. The highest share of gross value added was created by the service industry.

The employment population ratio (54.7%) was in 2011 among the lowest in Slovenia, while the employment ratio of older persons (aged 55-64) was above the national average. According to the labour migration index, the number of persons in employment working in the region does not lag far behind the number of persons in employment living in it (97 in 2011).

In 2011, most of the insolvency proceedings were commenced in Podravska, i.e. 21 compulsory compositions, bankruptcies and liquidations per 1,000 companies and cooperatives in the region. According to estimates, in 2011 dwellings completed (3 per 1,000 population) and building permits issued (2.5 per 1,000 population) in the Podravska region were above the national average.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Region Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)149101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)13
Mean age of population (years)4342
Registered unemployment rate (%)1512
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2011 Region Slovenia
Area km22,17020,273
Population322,8432,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment103,719729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)918987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)10,092,16990,789,676