Municipality Kobarid

The municipality is marked by beautiful nature of Julian Alps with the Soča river and its affluents. Because of its natural wealth, the municipality is tourism-oriented (mountain-climbing, cycling, rafting and fishing).

Kobarid

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

Municipality Kobarid, which is part of the Goriška statistical region, measures 193 km2; this ranks it 29th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 4,200 people (about 2,100 men and 2,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kobarid 116th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 22 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 -3.5 (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 -7.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -11.4 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Kobarid was 43.9 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kobarid the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 166 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 Kobarid 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 Kobarid – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Kobarid had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 87 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 57% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Kobarid were attended by about 330 pupils. About 170 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 students and 11 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 6.0%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Kobarid, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 13% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 10% lower.

Every 46th 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 326 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 513 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 74% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 81 m2.

About every other person in Kobarid had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 433 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kobarid, which is 14 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)22100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-1111
Mean age of population (years)4441
Registered unemployment rate (%)67
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km219320,273
Population4,2082,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment801789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)811900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)51,77195,786,283