Municipality Cirkulane

The municipality spreads in the eastern part of 'Haloze' at the Slovenian-Croatian border. The landscape is a mosaic of vineyards, forests, pastures and fields. One of the most interesting sights of the municipality is the Borl castle.

Cirkulane

Source: SOkol ARSO (http://nfp-si.eionet.europa.eu/sokol, 23. 6. 2010), author Marjan Šenica

Municipality Cirkulane, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 32 km2; this ranks it 171st among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 2,200 people (about 1,100 men and 1,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Cirkulane 174th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 71 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 -5.7 (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 1.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -4.4 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Cirkulane was 42.0 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Cirkulane the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 124 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Cirkulane is growing more rapidly 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 Cirkulane – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Cirkulane had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 54 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 54% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Cirkulane were attended by about 290 pupils. About 80 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 40 students and 5 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 59% 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 9.1%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Cirkulane, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 14% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.

Every 13th 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 742 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 610 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 37% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 60 m2.

Every fifth person in Cirkulane had a car (20 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 205 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Cirkulane, which is 214 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)71100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-411
Mean age of population (years)4241
Registered unemployment rate (%)97
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23220,273
Population2,2832,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment190789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)800900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)8,62595,786,283