Municipality Selnica ob Dravi

Geographically, the municipality belongs to central part of the Drava valley. Good infrastructural equipment, closeness of the Drava river and position by the main road influenced development of the settlement.

Selnica ob Dravi

Source: Municipality of Selnica ob Dravi (http://www.selnica.si, 1. 7. 2010), © FOTO ANKA

Municipality Selnica ob Dravi, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 65 km2; this ranks it 105th 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 Selnica ob Dravi 108th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 71 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 1.5 (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 6.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 8.1 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Selnica ob Dravi was 41.3 years, which was the same as the national average.

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Selnica ob Dravi the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 121 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 Selnica ob Dravi 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 Selnica ob Dravi – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Selnica ob Dravi had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 122 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 75% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Selnica ob Dravi were attended by about 370 pupils. About 160 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 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 11.0%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Selnica ob Dravi, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 6% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about the same percentage.

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 345 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 380 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 54% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 79 m2.

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

In 2008, 286 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Selnica ob Dravi, which is 133 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)71100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)811
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)117
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km26520,273
Population4,5632,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment812789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)845900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)73,28895,786,283