Municipality Miklavž na Dravskem polju

The municipality Miklavž na Dravskem polju lies on the Drava plain. The most important economic branches in the municipality are transport, trade, repair of motor vehicles, tourism and construction.

Miklavž na Dravskem polju

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 25. 6. 2010), author LM

Municipality Miklavž na Dravskem polju, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 13 km2; this ranks it 205th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 6,300 people (about 3,100 men and 3,200 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Miklavž na Dravskem polju 82nd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 501 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 101 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 muncipality was positive. It was 0.6 (in Slovenia 1.5). 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 5.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 6.2 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Miklavž na Dravskem polju was 42.3 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Miklavž na Dravskem polju the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 134 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 Miklavž na Dravskem polju 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 Miklavž na Dravskem polju – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Miklavž na Dravskem polju had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 175 children or 72% of all children aged 1–5, which was the same as the national average. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Miklavž na Dravskem polju were attended by about 440 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 270 pupils. There were 50 students and 7 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 56 per 1,000 and 9 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 61%.

The registered unemployment rate was 10.9%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Miklavž na Dravskem polju, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 16% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 14% lower.

Every 27th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 23rd person received at least one financial social assistance.

The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 562 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 396 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 65% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 88 m2.

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

In 2009, 359 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Miklavž na Dravskem polju, which is 45 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)501101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)67
Mean age of population (years)4241
Registered unemployment rate (%)119
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km21320,273
Population6,2642,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment979767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)801930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)78,95383,060,213