Municipality Šenčur

The municipality Šenčur is situated in the western part of Kranjsko polje, near good traffic connections. It is often called “krompirjeva deželica” (the land of potatoes) because of fertile soils.

Šenčur

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 25. 6. 2010), author AzzQim

Municipality Šenčur, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 40 km2; this ranks it 149th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 8,300 people (about 4,100 men and 4,200 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Šenčur 64th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 205 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 5.0 (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 19.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 24.9 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Šenčur was 38.7 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years). 

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Šenčur the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 81 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 Šenčur 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 Šenčur – in contrast to most Slovene municipalities – fewer women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Šenčur had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 267 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 64% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Šenčur were attended by about 700 pupils. About 330 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 63% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average of 62%.

The registered unemployment rate was 3.8%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Šenčur, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 3% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 2% lower.

Every 86th 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 568 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 327 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 71% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 93 m2.

About every other person in Šenčur had a car (57 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 7 years old.

In 2008, 420 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Šenčur, which is 1 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)205100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)2511
Mean age of population (years)3941
Registered unemployment rate (%)47
Average age of passenger cars (years)78
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km24020,273
Population8,2502,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment1,647789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)879900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)288,04095,786,283