Municipality Bovec

The Bovško area is a predominantly hilly area in the Julijske Alpe. The area is influenced by the Soča river, a large part of which belongs to the Triglav national park. The administrative centre of the Bovec municipality is the settlement Bovec.

Bovec

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 18. 6. 2010), author Igor Kosovel

Municipality Bovec, which is part of the Goriška statistical region, measures 367 km2; this ranks it 4th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 3,200 people (about 1,600 men and 1,600 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Bovec 149th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 9 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 100 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 -0.6 (in Slovenia 1.7). The number of people who moved from the municipality was higher than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -1.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -2.5 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Bovec was 44.7 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Bovec the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 178 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 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Bovec 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 Bovec – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Bovec had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 77 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 63% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Bovec were attended by about 210 pupils. About 130 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 students and 6 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 55 per 1,000 and 8 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 61% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 62%.

The registered unemployment rate was 6.0%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Bovec, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 18% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 14% lower.

Every 45th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 28th person received at least one financial social assistance.

The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 1,980 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 663 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 58% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 73 m2.

Every other person in Bovec had a car (48 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 63,500 arrivals and 168,400 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 2.3% of all arrivals and 2.0% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.

In 2008, 661 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Bovec, which is 242 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

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Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)9100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-311
Mean age of population (years)4541
Registered unemployment rate (%)67
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km236720,273
Population3,1752,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment994789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)773900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)84,91795,786,283