Municipality Poljčane

The municipality lies in the north-eastern Slovenia between Boč hill and Dravinja hills. One of the municipal natural sights is Boč with the altitude of 979 metres above see level. Several footpaths lead to the top of the hill.

Poljčane

Source: SOkol ARSO (http://nfp-si.eionet.europa.eu/sokol, 28. 6. 2010), author Albert Kolar

Municipality Poljčane, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 38 km2; this ranks it 152nd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 4,500 people (about 2,100 men and 2,400 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Poljčane 110th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 121 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 -4.9 (in Slovenia 1.7). 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 5.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 0.7 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Poljčane was 43.4 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Poljčane the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 154 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 Poljčane 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 Poljčane – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Poljčane had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 115 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 77% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Poljčane was attended by about 360 pupils. About 180 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 students and 7 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 59% 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 7.8%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Poljčane, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 24% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 21% lower.

Every 18th 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 802 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 393 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 48% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 72 m2.

Every fifth person in Poljčane had a car (20 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 7 years old.

In 2008, 283 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Poljčane, which is 136 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)121100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)111
Mean age of population (years)4341
Registered unemployment rate (%)87
Average age of passenger cars (years)78
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23820,273
Population4,5252,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment884789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)714900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)60,28095,786,283