Municipality Dolenjske Toplice

The municipality is located at the western edge of the Novo mesto area. The center of the municipality is a town called Dolenjske Toplice, named after the thermal spring.

Dolenjske Toplice

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 28. 6. 2010), author D. Mladenovič

Municipality Dolenjske Toplice, which is part of the Jugovzhodna Slovenia statistical region, measures 110 km2; this ranks it 58th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 3,400 people (about 1,700 men and 1,700 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Dolenjske Toplice 143th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 31 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 100 people per square kilometre.

The number of live births was higher than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 3.2 (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 9.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 12.3 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Dolenjske Toplice was 40.2 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years). 

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Dolenjske Toplice 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 Dolenjske Toplice 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 Dolenjske Toplice – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Dolenjske Toplice had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 112 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 75% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Dolenjske Toplice was attended by about 310 pupils. About 160 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 students and 8 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 65% 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 3.7%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Dolenjske Toplice, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 12% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 10% lower.

Every 54th 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 4,520 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 469 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 52% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 77 m2.

Every other person in Dolenjske Toplice had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 7 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 15,700 arrivals and 89,400 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 0.6% of all arrivals and 1.1% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.

In 2008, 299 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dolenjske Toplice, which is 120 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)31100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)1211
Mean age of population (years)4041
Registered unemployment rate (%)47
Average age of passenger cars (years)78
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km211020,273
Population3,4142,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment629789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)813900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)21,67095,786,283