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 generated nearly a half of gross value added in the region in 2011. According to the latest available data for 2012, in Jugovzhodna Slovenia 93% of waste water was purified before it was discharged from the public sewage system. This is significantly more than in Slovenia as a whole (58%) but less than in the previous year when less than 3% of waste water was unpurified before it was discharged from the public sewage system. The expenditure on research and development (R&D), which amounted to 4.3% of the regional GDP in 2011, underlined the importance of R&D in the region. The main sources of financing were business enterprises.

The population age structure in this region is favourable. In mid-2012 the value of the ageing index was 105.0, which means that the ratio between the population aged 65 or more and the population aged less than 15 was 105 older people per 100 young people. Brides at marriage in Jugovzhodna Slovenija were in 2012 the youngest (30 years old) and grooms were also among the youngest (33 years old).

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Region Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)53101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-12
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)1312
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Region Slovenia
Area km22,67520,273
Population142,7492,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment44,527717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)990991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)5,445,19190,754,575