Municipality Šmartno pri Litiji

The municipality Šmartno pri Litiji lies in the western part of Posavje hills at the crossing of important traffic roads. The municipality has around 5,000 population; most persons in employment are employed in industry.

Šmartno pri Litiji

Source: Gradovi.net (http://www.gradovi.net, 21. 6. 2010), author Gorazd Žagar

Municipality Šmartno pri Litiji, which is part of the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, measures 95 km2; this ranks it 76th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 5,400 people (about 2,700 men and 2,700 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Šmartno pri Litiji 91st 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 -2.6 (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 7.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 4.6 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Šmartno pri Litiji was 40.1 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years). 

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Šmartno pri Litiji the number of old people was the same as the number of young people: there were 100 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 Šmartno pri Litiji 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 Šmartno pri Litiji – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Šmartno pri Litiji had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 123 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 57% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Šmartno pri Litiji were attended by about 540 pupils. About 210 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 students and 7 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 6.1%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Šmartno pri Litiji, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 23% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 19% lower.

Every 34th 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 369 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 375 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 52% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 74 m2.

Every other person in Šmartno pri Litiji had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2008, 290 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Šmartno pri Litiji, which is 129 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)511
Mean age of population (years)4041
Registered unemployment rate (%)67
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km29520,273
Population5,4192,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment959789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)729900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)73,37695,786,283