Municipality Markovci

The municipality spreads over the lower part of Ptujsko polje, mainly on the left bank of the Drava river. The municipality is agriculture-oriented; its ethnological particularity is ‘korant’, authentic mask worn on Shrove Tuesday.

Markovci

Source: Municipality of Markovci (http://www.markovci.si, 26. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Markovci

Municipality Markovci, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 30 km2; this ranks it 178th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 3,900 people (about 1,900 men and 2,000 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Markovci 124th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 133 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 -0.8 (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 2.0. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.3 (in Slovenia 10.9).

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

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Markovci the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 123 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 Markovci 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 Markovci – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Markovci had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 75 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 63% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Markovci was attended by about 310 pupils. About 200 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 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 63% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more 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 Markovci, 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 11% lower.

Every 21st 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 480 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 343 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 67% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

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

In 2008, 242 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Markovci, which is 177 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)133100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)111
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)67
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23020,273
Population3,9732,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment506789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)801900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)46,49295,786,283