Municipality Kobilje

The municipality Kobilje spreads along Kobilje brook nestled within mighty forests and carefully cultivated vineyards. On Prekmurje plain, where the municipality is located, there are many old, Pannonian houses.

Kobilje

Source: Municipality of Kobilje (http://www.kobilje.si, 23. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Kobilje

Municipality Kobilje, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 20 km2; this ranks it 197th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 600 people (about 300 men and 300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kobilje 207th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 31 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 -1.6 (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 8.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 6.5 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Kobilje was 42.8 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years).  

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kobilje the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 132 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 Kobilje 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 Kobilje – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Kobilje had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 19 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 83% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Kobilje was attended by about 50 pupils. About 30 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 40 students and 2 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 53% 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 12.4%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Kobilje, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 15% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.

Every 13th 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.

In 2008, there were 487 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 51% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 84 m2.

Every other person in Kobilje had a car (43 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 252 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kobilje, which is 167 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)31100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)711
Mean age of population (years)4341
Registered unemployment rate (%)127
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km22020,273
Population6122,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment52789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)805900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)1,21695,786,283