Municipality Medvode

The name of the municipality and its central settlement points out that the area is at the confluence of two rivers – Sava and Sora. Natural resources are used for the development of tourism (”green doors of the capital”).

Medvode

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

Municipality Medvode, which is part of the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, measures 78 km2; this ranks it 87th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:

At the end of 2008 about 15,000 people (about 7,400 men and 7,600 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Medvode 33th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 194 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 3.2 (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 12.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 15.6 (in Slovenia 10.9).

The mean age of people in Medvode was 41.5 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Medvode the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 120 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 Medvode 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 Medvode – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Medvode had 6 kindergartens. They were attended by 517 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 76% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Medvode were attended by about 1,200 pupils. About 660 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 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 65% 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 4.9%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Medvode, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 8% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 6% lower.

Every 67th 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 1,565 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita). 

In 2008, there were 369 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 63% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

About every other person in Medvode had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2008, 449 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Medvode, which is 30 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)194100
Total increase (per 1,000 population)1611
Mean age of population (years)4241
Registered unemployment rate (%)57
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2008 Municipality Slovenia
Area km27820,273
Population15,0682,032,362
Number of persons in paid employment3,475789,863
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)842900
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)393,17995,786,283