Municipality Hrpelje - Kozina

The municipality Hrpelje – Kozina spreads from the border with Italy across to the Matarsko valley and south part of the Brkini almost to Podgrad towards the border with Croatia. Two settlements Hrpelje and Kozina function as one.

Hrpelje - Kozina

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Municipality Hrpelje - Kozina, which is part of the Obalno-kraška statistical region, measures 195 km2; this ranks it 27th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 4,100 people (about 2,100 men and 2,000 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Hrpelje - Kozina 119th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 21 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 3.0 (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 16.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 19.8 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Hrpelje - Kozina was 43.2 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Hrpelje - Kozina the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 150 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 Hrpelje - Kozina 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 Hrpelje - Kozina – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Hrpelje - Kozina had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 111 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 Hrpelje - Kozina were attended by about 270 pupils. About 130 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 students and 5 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 63% 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 4.8%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Hrpelje - Kozina, 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 12% lower.

Every 26th 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 1,709 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 514 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 66% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 85 m2.

About every other person in Hrpelje - Kozina had a car (58 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 447 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Hrpelje - Kozina, which is 28 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)21100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)2011
Mean age of population (years)4341
Registered unemployment rate (%)57
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km219520,273
Population4,1262,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment1,392789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)793900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)172,22995,786,283