Savinjska Region

The former land of the Counts of Celje is very diverse; it comprises mainly the wooded alpine world (the Upper Savinja valley and a part of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps), the Lower Savinja valley, the Kozjansko hills and the Velenje basin.

Savinjska

Source: Archive Zlati Grič, Slovenske Konjice

The former land of the Counts of Celje is very diverse in terms of natural geography; it comprises mainly the wooded alpine world attractive for tourists (the Upper Savinja valley and a part of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps), the fertile Lower Savinja valley with good conditions for growing hops, the Kozjansko hills and the Velenje basin with lignite deposits for the production of electricity.

In the Savinjska statistical region 2% of regional gross domestic product is annually invested in environmental protection. In 2010, 17.5% of total gross fixed capital formation was intended for environmental protection. Enterprises in Savinjska are in terms of the average number of persons working in enterprises among the largest in the country. In 2010, 11% of enterprise births and 8% of enterprise deaths were recorded. Employment share of enterprise births was 2.2% of all active enterprises.

In the beginning of 2011, nearly a fifth of the population had the highest level of education. The above-average number of students per 1,000 population and the high share of students among the population aged 19-26 are significant educational potentials for the region. The region is also a popular tourist destination and in 2011 it recorded around 11% of tourist arrivals in Slovenia; on average tourists stayed for four nights.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Region Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)109101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)23
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1312
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2011 Region Slovenia
Area km22,38420,273
Population260,0932,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment89,371729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)917987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)9,552,07090,789,676