Municipality Domžale

The municipality is one of the most populated municipalities in Slovenia. It lies in the Bistriška plain at the foot of the Kamnik mountains. In the past, straw-hat production was one of the most important crafts.

Domžale

Source: Gradovi.net (http://www.gradovi.net, 21. 6. 2010), author Gorazd Žagar

Municipality Domžale, which is part of the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, measures 72 km2; this ranks it 98th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 33,200 people (about 16,300 men and 16,900 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Domžale 8th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 459 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 7.0 (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 12.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 19.3 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Domžale was 39.0 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years). 

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Domžale the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 85 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 Domžale 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 Domžale – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Domžale had 14 kindergartens. They were attended by 1,206 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 Domžale were attended by about 3,200 pupils. About 1,600 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 students and 9 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 4.4%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Domžale, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 5% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 4% lower.

Every 37th 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 1,600 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 343 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 60% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 81 m2.

About every other person in Domžale had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 7 years old.

In 2008, 445 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Domžale, which is 26 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)459100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)1911
Mean age of population (years)3941
Registered unemployment rate (%)47
Average age of passenger cars (years)78
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km27220,273
Population33,1832,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment10,063789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)860900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)1,103,41995,786,283