Municipality Cerkvenjak

In the centre of ‘Slovenske gorice’, at the hilly landscape between the Pesnica and Ščavnica rivers, spreads the municipality Cerkvenjak. The settlement of the same name as the centre of the municipality is named after a 13th century church.

Cerkvenjak

Source: Municipality of Cerkvenjak (http://www.cerkvenjak.si, 12. 7. 2010), author Aeroklub Sršen Cerkvenjak

Municipality Cerkvenjak, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 25 km2; this ranks it 189th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 2,100 people (about 1,100 men and 1,000 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Cerkvenjak 184th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 84 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 -2.9 (in Slovenia 1.7). The number of people who moved from the municipality was higher than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -11.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -14.1 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Cerkvenjak was 39.6 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Cerkvenjak the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 102 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 Cerkvenjak 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 Cerkvenjak – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Cerkvenjak had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 49 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 67% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Cerkvenjak was attended by about 240 pupils. About 80 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 40 students and 4 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 5.3%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Cerkvenjak, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 1% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about the same percentage.

Every 20th 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 19,885 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 426 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 51% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 83 m2.

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

In 2008, 251 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Cerkvenjak, which is 168 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)84100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-1411
Mean age of population (years)4041
Registered unemployment rate (%)57
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km22520,273
Population2,0492,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment193789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)910900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)10,65295,786,283