Municipality Grad

The centre of the present-day Grad municipality is the settlement Grad, which is the largest and the oldest settlement in Goričko. People mostly work in agriculture, many of them in Austria.

Grad

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Municipality Grad, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 37 km2; this ranks it 155th 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 Grad 175th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 60 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 -2.6 (in Slovenia 1.7). The number of people who moved from the municipality was higher than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -1.7. 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 Grad was 43.7 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Grad the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 162 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 Grad 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 Grad – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Grad had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 46 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 67% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Grad was attended by about 170 pupils. About 80 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 40 students and 6 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 55% 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 10.6%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Grad, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 15% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.

Every 15th 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 7 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 393 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 60% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 88 m2.

Every other person in Grad had a car (47 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2008, 140 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Grad, which is 279 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

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Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)60100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-411
Mean age of population (years)4441
Registered unemployment rate (%)117
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23720,273
Population2,2592,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment136789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)799900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)5,45195,786,283