Municipality Prebold

Prebold is a municipality in the Lower Savinja valley known mostly for hop growing. The municipality proclaimed the museum collection named 'Prebold through the time' the monument of local importance.

Prebold

Source: Gradovi.net (http://www.gradovi.net, 28. 6. 2010), author Gorazd Žagar

Municipality Prebold, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 41 km2; this ranks it 145th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 4,600 people (about 2,300 men and 2,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Prebold 107th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 113 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 3.9 (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 8.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 12.5 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Prebold was 41.4 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Prebold the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 126 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 Prebold 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 Prebold – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Prebold had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 159 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 80% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Prebold was attended by about 320 pupils. About 210 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 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 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 9.0%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Prebold, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 20% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 18% lower.

Every 24th 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 2,496 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 401 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 57% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 74 m2.

About every other person in Prebold had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 389 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Prebold, which is 30 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)113100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)1311
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)97
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km24120,273
Population4,5992,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment1,106789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)740900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)120,03795,786,283