Municipality Osilnica

The municipality is the second smallest Slovenian municipality by the population. It is situated in the Osilnica valley. Cultural sights, attractive natural environment and the clean Kolpa river are hidden in a picturesque valley.

Osilnica

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 22. 6. 2010), author SI-Ziga

Municipality Osilnica, which is part of the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region, measures 36 km2; this ranks it 159th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 400 people (about 200 men and 200 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Osilnica 209th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 11 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 101 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 muncipality was negative. It was -10.0 (in Slovenia 1.5). 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 -19.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -29.9 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Osilnica was 48.7 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Osilnica the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 309 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 Osilnica 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 Osilnica – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Osilnica had no kindergarten. However, of all children aged 1–5, 10% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary school in Osilnica was attended by fewer than 10 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 10 pupils. There were 10 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 58% 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 9.6%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Osilnica, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 49% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 43% lower.

Every 20th 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 132 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 556 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 51% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 72 m2.

Every other person in Osilnica had a car (42 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2009, 129 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Osilnica, which is 275 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)11101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-307
Mean age of population (years)4941
Registered unemployment rate (%)109
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23620,273
Population4022,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment52767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)530930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)2,50983,060,213