Municipality Podlehnik

The municipality lies in the very centre of Haloze hills in the north-eastern part of Slovenia. Along the valley runs the road towards the international border crossing Gruškovje. Hills with the vineyards rise up on both sides of the valley.

Podlehnik

Source: archives of SURS, 2010

Municipality Podlehnik, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 46 km2; this ranks it 139th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 1,800 people (about 900 men and 900 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Podlehnik 187th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 41 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 100 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 0.5 (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 -6.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -6.2 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Podlehnik was 41.7 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Podlehnik the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 136 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 Podlehnik 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 Podlehnik – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Podlehnik had no kindergarten. However, of all children aged 1–5, 47% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Podlehnik was attended by about 130 pupils. About 80 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 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 60% 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 8.7%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Podlehnik, 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 5% lower.

Every 11th 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 2,530 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 571 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 37% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 61 m2.

Every other person in Podlehnik had a car (48 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2008, 169 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Podlehnik, which is 250 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)41100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-611
Mean age of population (years)4241
Registered unemployment rate (%)97
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km24620,273
Population1,8922,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment384789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)856900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)16,80595,786,283