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 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 5,400 people (about 2,700 men and 2,700 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Braslovče 96th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 99 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 4.1 (in Slovenia 1.3). 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 1.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 5.5 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Braslovče was 41.7 years, which was lower than the national average (42).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Braslovče the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 107 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 118. 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 216 children or 77% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Braslovče were attended by about 420 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 220 pupils. There were 50 students and 13 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 47 per 1,000 and 10 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 60% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average of 57%.

The registered unemployment rate was 10.2%, which is less than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Braslovče, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 14% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 12% lower.

In 2012, there were 380 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 74% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 94 m2.

About every other person in Braslovče had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2012, 237 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Braslovče, which is 90 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)99101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)62
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1012
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25520,273
Population5,4172,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment585717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)868991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)66,54690,739,422