Municipality Rače - Fram

The municipality lies between the Drava plain on one side and wooded hillsides of Pohorje on the other side. The opinion of local people is that they are essential element of the municipality – they are hardworking, open minded and hospitable.

Rače - Fram

Source: Municipality of Rače - Fram (http://www.race-fram.si, 28. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Rače - Fram

Municipality Rače - Fram, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 51 km2; this ranks it 130th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 6,500 people (about 3,200 men and 3,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Rače - Fram 78th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 128 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 10.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 14.1 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Rače - Fram was 41.3 years, which was the same as the national average.

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Rače - Fram the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 111 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was lower than the national average of 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Rače - Fram is growing more slowly 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 Rače - Fram – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Rače - Fram had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 182 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 74% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Rače - Fram were attended by about 530 pupils. About 270 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 students and 8 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 58% 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 9.3%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Rače - Fram, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 14% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.

Every 19th 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 4,682 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 407 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 61% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 84 m2.

About every other person in Rače - Fram had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 256 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Rače - Fram, which is 163 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)128100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)1411
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)97
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25120,273
Population6,5282,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment1,094789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)798900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)118,28495,786,283