Municipality Vuzenica

The municipality is part of the Koroška region. A larger part of the municipality lies in the Drava valley, where the Drava river is exploited also for the production of electricity in hydro power plant.

Vuzenica

Source: RRA Koroška (http://www.koroška.si, 29. 6. 2010), author Tomo Jeseničnik

Municipality Vuzenica, which is part of the Koroška statistical region, measures 50 km2; this ranks it 133th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 2,800 people (about 1,400 men and 1,400 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Vuzenica 161st among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 55 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 100 people per square kilometre.

The number of live births was the same as the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was zero (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 5.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 5.8 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Vuzenica was 40.3 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Vuzenica the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 103 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 Vuzenica 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 Vuzenica – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Vuzenica had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 99 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 76% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Vuzenica was attended by about 260 pupils. About 120 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 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 58% 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 7.5%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Vuzenica, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 22% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 18% lower.

Every 27th 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 171 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 370 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 61% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 80 m2.

Every other person in Vuzenica had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 335 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Vuzenica, which is 84 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)55100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)611
Mean age of population (years)4041
Registered unemployment rate (%)87
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25020,273
Population2,7482,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment708789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)737900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)45,26795,786,283