Municipality Koper

Koper

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 28. 6. 2010), author J. Jeraša

Municipality Koper/Capodistria, which is part of the obalno–kraška statistical region, measures 303 km2; this ranks it 7th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2015 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2015 about 51,050 people (about 25,150 men and 25,900 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Koper/Capodistria 4th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 168 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 102 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 1.2 (in Slovenia 0.4). 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 1.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 2.9 (in Slovenia 0.6).

The mean age of people in Koper/Capodistria was 43.2 years, which was higher than the national average (42.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Koper/Capodistria the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 131 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 123. It also shows that the mean age of people in Kostanjevica na Krki is growing more rapidly 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 Koper/Capodistria – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

In the school year 2015/2016 basic schools in Koper/Capodistria were attended by about 4,100 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 1,600 pupils. There were 30 students and 6 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 39 per 1,000 and 9 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 (58%).

The registered unemployment rate was 10.8%, which is less than the national average (12.3%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Koper/Capodistria, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 5% higher than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 28% lower.

In 2015, there were 447 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 63% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 76 m2.

Every other person in Koper had a car (56 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9.7 years old.

In 2015, 383 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Koper/Capodistria, which is 68 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2015 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)168102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)31
Mean age of population (years)4343
Registered unemployment rate (%)1112
Average age of passenger cars (years)1010
Data for year 2015 Municipality Slovenia
Area km230320,273
Population51,0532,063,077
Number of persons in paid employment20,212713,076
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)1,0491,013
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)3,557,76295,298,760