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 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).

The development of this region is largely the result of industry (car industry, pharmaceutical industry and other light industry) as it created nearly a half of gross value added in the region in 2010. In 2011, enterprises, companies and organisations with 20 or more employees were fourth in the country according to per capita gross investments in new fixed assets, being lower than the national average. The expenditure on research and development (R&D), which amounted to 3.9% of the regional GDP in 2010, 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 almost half of them had the lowest level of education.

The population age structure is favourable. In 2011 the value of the ageing index was 103.9, which means that the ratio between the population aged 65 or more and the population aged under 15 was 104 older people per 100 young people. In the beginning of 2011, 77% of families in Jugovzhodna Slovenia had children, while every ninth family had at least three children. Furthermore, a fifth of women in this region gave birth to three or more children.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Region Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)53101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)23
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)1212
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2011 Region Slovenia
Area km22,67520,273
Population142,5542,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment45,647729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)980987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)5,685,05290,789,676