Municipality Izola

The municipality Izola has the shape of a triangle. The municipality is located in the south eastern part of Slovenia near the sea. Tourism, fishing, viticulture and olive oil production are main activities in the municipality.

Izola

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 18. 6. 2010), author Tomo Jeseničnik

Municipality Izola, which is part of the Obalno-kraška statistical region, measures 29 km2; this ranks it 182nd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 15,900 people (about 8,000 men and 7,900 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Izola 29th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 558 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 2.9 (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 36.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 39.5 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Izola was 42.6 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Izola the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 141 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 Izola 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 Izola – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Izola had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 494 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 74% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Izola were attended by about 970 pupils. About 540 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 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 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 6.1%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Izola, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 10% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 9% lower.

Every 35th 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 1,852 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 425 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 58% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 74 m2.

About every other person in Izola had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 90,100 arrivals and 376,300 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 3.3% of all arrivals and 4.5% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.

In 2008, 474 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Izola, which is 55 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)558100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)4011
Mean age of population (years)4341
Registered unemployment rate (%)67
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km22920,273
Population15,9462,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment5,125789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)820900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)323,48295,786,283