Municipality Slovenske Konjice

The municipality Slovenske Konjice lies in the Dravinja valley. The municipality’s centre received the title of the 'town of flowers and wine'. It won the gold medal at the European competition 'Entente Florale'.

Slovenske Konjice

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 22. 6. 2010), CC Mihael Simonič

Municipality Slovenske Konjice, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 98 km2; this ranks it 72nd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 14,300 people (about 7,300 men and 7,000 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Slovenske Konjice 38th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 147 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 2.5 (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 13.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 15.6 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Slovenske Konjice was 39.5 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years). 

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Slovenske Konjice the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 91 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 Slovenske Konjice 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 Slovenske Konjice – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Slovenske Konjice had 9 kindergartens. They were attended by 527 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 Slovenske Konjice were attended by about 1,300 pupils. About 670 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 students and 9 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 62% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is the same as the national average.

The registered unemployment rate was 7.7%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Slovenske Konjice, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 18% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 15% 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 2,382 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 383 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 59% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 80 m2.

Every other person in Slovenske Konjice had a car (50 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 Slovenske Konjice, which is 30 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)147100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)1611
Mean age of population (years)4041
Registered unemployment rate (%)87
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km29820,273
Population14,3462,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment4,986789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)763900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)380,20895,786,283