Municipality Rače - Fram

The municipality lies between the Drava plain on one side and wooded hillsides of Pohorje on the other side. The opinion of local people is that they are essential element of the municipality – they are hardworking, open minded and hospitable.

Rače - Fram

Source: Municipality of Rače - Fram (http://www.race-fram.si, 28. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Rače - Fram

Municipality Rače - Fram, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 51 km2; this ranks it 130th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 6,600 people (about 3,300 men and 3,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Rače - Fram 76th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 129 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 0.9 (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 26.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 27.0 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Rače - Fram was 41.4 years, which was the same as the national average. 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Rače - Fram the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 110 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was lower than the national average of 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Rače - Fram is growing more slowly 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 Rače - Fram – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Rače - Fram had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 195 children or 67% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Rače - Fram were attended by about 540 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 270 pupils. There were 50 students and 10 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 57% 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 12.0%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Rače - Fram, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 15% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 13% lower.

Every 18th 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 926 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 404 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 61% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 84 m2.

About every other person in Rače - Fram had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2009, 276 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Rače - Fram, which is 128 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)129101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)277
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)129
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25120,273
Population6,5942,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment1,098767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)813930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)101,00883,060,213