Municipality Bled

The municipality with its surroundings is one of the most beautiful holiday resorts which can offer healing climate and thermal lake water. Because of the rich tourist offer, the most important economic activity in the municipality is tourism.

Bled

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 28. 6. 2010), author Matej Vranič

Municipality Bled, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 72 km2; this ranks it 96th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 8,200 people (about 4,000 men and 4,200 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Bled 65th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 113 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 -0.4 (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 2.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 2.5 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Bled was 42.9 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Bled 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 Bled 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 Bled – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Bled had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 222 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 66% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Bled were attended by about 610 pupils. About 330 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 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 60% 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 3.7%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Bled, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 1% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about the same percentage.

Every 75th 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 2,603 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 462 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 68% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

About every other person in Bled had a car (64 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 7 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 201,400 arrivals and 505,400 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 7.3% of all arrivals and 6.0% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.

In 2008, 417 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Bled, which is 2 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

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Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)113100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)311
Mean age of population (years)4341
Registered unemployment rate (%)47
Average age of passenger cars (years)78
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km27220,273
Population8,1482,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment3,171789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)890900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)279,47895,786,283