Municipality Lendava

The municipality borders Hungary and Croatia. It is bilingual because of the members of the Hungarian national minority. The most important activities here are agriculture and tourism (Spa Lendava).

Lendava

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Municipality Lendava, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 123 km2; this ranks it 51st among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 11,200 people (about 5,400 men and 5,800 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Lendava 48th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 91 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 -5.5 (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 -10.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -16.4 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Lendava was 44.0 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

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

Lendava had 7 kindergartens. They were attended by 241 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 60% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Lendava were attended by about 640 pupils. About 390 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 students and 7 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 57% 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 15.7%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Lendava, 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 10th 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 5,983 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 498 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 45% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 77 m2.

Every other person in Lendava had a car (48 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 25,900 arrivals and 105,500 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 0.9% of all arrivals and 1.3% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.

In 2008, 425 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Lendava, which is 6 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)91100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-1611
Mean age of population (years)4441
Registered unemployment rate (%)167
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km212320,273
Population11,1572,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment3,981789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)807900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)251,72395,786,283