Municipality Loški Potok

Loški Potok

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 22. 6. 2010), author SI-Ziga

Municipality Loški Potok, which is part of the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region, measures 135 km2; this ranks it 48th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2015 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2015 about 1,850 people (about 950 men and 950 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Loški Potok 187th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 14 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 102 people per square kilometre.

The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was –12.8 (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 6.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was –6.4 (in Slovenia 0.6).

The mean age of people in Loški Potok was 44.5 years, which was higher than the national average (42.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Loški Potok the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 156 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 Lovrenc na Pohorju 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 Loški Potok – 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 Loški Potok were attended by about 150 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 50 pupils. There were 40 students and 7 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 10.6%, which is less than the national average (12.3%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Loški Potok, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 8% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 18% lower.

In 2015, there were 461 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 66% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

Every other person in Loški Potok had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10.7 years old.

In 2015, 239 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Loški Potok, which is 76 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2015 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)14102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-61
Mean age of population (years)4543
Registered unemployment rate (%)1112
Average age of passenger cars (years)1110
Data for year 2015 Municipality Slovenia
Area km213520,273
Population1,8742,063,077
Number of persons in paid employment190713,076
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)9631,013
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)15,05495,298,760