Municipality Radlje ob Dravi

Radlje ob Dravi is one of the municipalities in the Drava valley. Settlement Radlje ob Dravi is the municipality’s centre and the administrative and business centre of the wider area. Hop plantations are one of the elements in the landscape.

Radlje ob Dravi

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 22.6.2010), author Klemen Florjančič

Municipality Radlje ob Dravi, which is part of the Koroška statistical region, measures 94 km2; this ranks it 77th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 6,200 people (about 3,100 men and 3,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Radlje ob Dravi 83rd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 67 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 0.2 (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 6.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 6.9 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Radlje ob Dravi was 41.1 years, which was lower than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Radlje ob Dravi the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 114 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 Radlje ob Dravi 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 Radlje ob Dravi – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Radlje ob Dravi had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 176 children or 64% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Radlje ob Dravi were attended by about 480 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 290 pupils. There were 50 students and 11 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 55% 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 13.3%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Radlje ob Dravi, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 25% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 22% 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 548 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 369 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 52% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 77 m2.

Every other person in Radlje ob Dravi had a car (48 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2009, 338 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Radlje ob Dravi, which is 66 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)67101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)77
Mean age of population (years)4141
Registered unemployment rate (%)139
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km29420,273
Population6,2552,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment1,916767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)726930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)89,84183,060,213