Municipality Kranjska Gora

The municipality lies in the north-western part of Slovenia, at the three-country border with Austria and Italy. The municipality is an important alpine tourist area, attractive in both winter and summer.

Kranjska Gora

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

Municipality Kranjska Gora, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 256 km2; this ranks it 17th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 5,300 people (about 2,600 men and 2,700 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kranjska Gora 93th 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 0.6 (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 -10.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -10.3 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Kranjska Gora was 43.7 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kranjska Gora the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 160 people, aged 65 ore 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 Kranjska Gora 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 Kranjska Gora – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Kranjska Gora had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 79 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 40% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Kranjska Gora were attended by about 320 pupils. About 220 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 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 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 4.8%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Kranjska Gora, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 5% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 4% lower.

Every 49th 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 1,362 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 644 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 48% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 73 m2.

About every other person in Kranjska Gora had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 7 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 130,000 arrivals and 405,600 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 4.7% of all arrivals and 4.8% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.

In 2008, 513 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kranjska Gora, which is 94 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)-1011
Mean age of population (years)4441
Registered unemployment rate (%)57
Average age of passenger cars (years)78
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km225620,273
Population5,3092,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment1,242789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)861900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)76,31595,786,283