Municipality Puconci

The municipality is situated in the region called Prekmurje. In the flat part of the municipality agriculture is the prevailing activity. In higher parts, especially in Goričko hills, vineyards and orchards spread out.

Puconci

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Municipality Puconci, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 108 km2; this ranks it 61th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 6,200 people (about 3,000 men and 3,200 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Puconci 84th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 57 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 -3.1 (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 -10.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -14.0 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Puconci was 42.6 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Puconci the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 135 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 Puconci 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 Puconci – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Puconci had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 165 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 71% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Puconci were attended by about 460 pupils. About 270 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 40 students and 5 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 57% 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 13.7%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Puconci, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were the same as the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 1% higher.

Every 12th 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 462 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 403 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 61% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

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

In 2008, 131 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Puconci, which is 288 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)57100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-1411
Mean age of population (years)4341
Registered unemployment rate (%)147
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km210820,273
Population6,1282,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment573789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)911900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)62,91195,786,283