Municipality Kungota

The municipality lies in the western part of the hilly Slovenske gorice. Agriculture is an important activity as the sunny sides of the hills are cultivated with vineyards and orchards, and the lowlands with field crops.

Kungota

Source: Municipality of Kungota (http://www.kungota.si, 1. 7. 2010), archives of the municipality of Kungota

Municipality Kungota, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 49 km2; this ranks it 134th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 4,700 people (about 2,400 men and 2,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kungota 105th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 96 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 1.7 (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 7.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 9.6 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Kungota was 40.9 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kungota the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 104 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was lower than the national average of 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Kungota is growing more slowly 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 Kungota – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Kungota had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 134 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 64% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Kungota were attended by about 330 pupils. About 160 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 40 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 56% 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 12.8%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Kungota, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 12% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 9% lower.

Every 14th 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 1,516 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 408 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 58% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 82 m2.

Every other person in Kungota had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 372 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kungota, which is 47 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)96100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)1011
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)137
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km24920,273
Population4,7132,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment792789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)817900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)81,27695,786,283