Municipality Podvelka

The municipality lies in the Drava valley and extends on Kozjak hills and Pohorje mountains. The municipality strives for sustainable development. Rafters are very active here, which is also used for tourism purposes.

Podvelka

Source: RRA Koroška (http://www.koroška.si, 29. 6. 2010), author Tomo Jeseničnik

Municipality Podvelka, which is part of the Koroška statistical region, measures 104 km2; this ranks it 66th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 2,600 people (about 1,300 men and 1,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Podvelka 166th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 25 people per square kilometre, which was lower 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 0.4 (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 -18.0. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -17.6 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Podvelka was 42.0 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Podvelka the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 124 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 Podvelka 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 Podvelka – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Podvelka had 5 kindergartens. They were attended by 68 children or 58% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Podvelka were attended by about 170 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 90 pupils. There were 40 students and 4 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 54% 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 13.0%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Podvelka, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 20% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 15% lower.

Every 15th 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 206 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 421 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 47% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 69 m2.

Every other person in Podvelka had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2009, 251 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Podvelka, which is 153 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)25101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-187
Mean age of population (years)4241
Registered unemployment rate (%)139
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km210420,273
Population2,6112,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment294767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)791930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)18,89783,060,213