Municipality Hrastnik

The municipality is a part of the Zasavje and lies on both banks of the Sava river. Three fifths of the area is covered by forest, especially oak trees. The most important activity in the past was mining.

Hrastnik

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 23. 6. 2010), author Roman Maurer

Municipalities in region

Municipality Hrastnik, which is part of the Zasavska statistical region, measures 59 km2; this ranks it 116th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 10,200 people (about 4,900 men and 5,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Hrastnik 53th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 172 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 -3.2 (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 -3.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -6.7 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Hrastnik was 43.1 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Hrastnik the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 146 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 Hrastnik 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 Hrastnik – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Hrastnik had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 246 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 59% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Hrastnik were attended by about 700 pupils. About 370 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 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 59% 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 9.5%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Hrastnik, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 17% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 15% lower.

Every 16th 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 1,294 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita).  

In 2008, there were 429 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 40% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 61 m2.

Every other person in Hrastnik had a car (44 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 373 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Hrastnik, which is 46 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)172100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-711
Mean age of population (years)4341
Registered unemployment rate (%)107
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25920,273
Population10,1072,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment2,396789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)764900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)136,98695,786,283