Municipality Dobrepolje

The municipality spreads over the area of two karst valleys namely the Mala Gora mountain and the Tisovec plateau. Numerous karst caves are located at this area, the most famous being the Podpeška cave, which was already explored by Valvasor.

Dobrepolje

Source: Municipality of Dobrepolje (http://dobrepolje.si, 7. 7. 2010), archives of the municipality of Dobrepolje

Municipality Dobrepolje, which is part of the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, measures 103 km2; this ranks it 67th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 3,800 people (about 1,900 men and 1,900 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Dobrepolje 129th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 37 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 -0.5 (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 24.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 23.9 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Dobrepolje was 41.1 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Dobrepolje the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 121 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 Dobrepolje 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 Dobrepolje – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Dobrepolje had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 131 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 71% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Dobrepolje were attended by about 350 pupils. About 140 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 66% 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 3.5%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Dobrepolje, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 16% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 13% lower.

Every 82nd 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 1,059 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 384 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 60% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

Every other person in Dobrepolje had a car (47 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 344 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dobrepolje, which is 75 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)37100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)2411
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)47
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km210320,273
Population3,8242,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment744789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)785900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)57,86295,786,283