Municipality Hodoš

The municipality is located in the north-eastern part of Slovenia. The majority of the population is Hungarian. The area is interesting due to protected farms and characteristic Pannonian wells.

Hodoš

Source: Goričko.net (http://www.goricko.net, 23. 6. 2010), archives Goričko.net

Municipality Hodoš, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 18 km2; this ranks it 201st among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 400 people (about 200 men and 200 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Hodoš 210th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 18 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 -6.2 (in Slovenia 1.7). The number of people who moved from the municipality was the same as the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was zero. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -6.2 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Hodoš was 44.2 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Hodoš the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 170 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 Hodoš 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 Hodoš – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Hodoš had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 11 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 92% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Hodoš was attended by about 10 pupils. About 10 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 40 students and no graduate 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 56% 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 11.9%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Hodoš, 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 16% lower.

Every 12th 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 1,052 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 460 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 65% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 83 m2.

Every other person in Hodoš had a car (41 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2008, 249 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Hodoš, which is 170 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)18100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-611
Mean age of population (years)4441
Registered unemployment rate (%)127
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km21820,273
Population3222,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment49789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)752900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)73795,786,283