Municipality Središče ob Dravi

The municipality is one of the youngest and smallest Slovenian municipalities and it extends between the hilly Slovenske gorice at the north and the Drava river at the south. It includes 5 settlements where agriculture is the prevailing activity.

Središče ob Dravi

Source: SOkol ARSO (http://nfp-si.eionet.europa.eu/sokol, 28. 6. 2010), author Marjan Šenica

Municipality Središče ob Dravi, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 33 km2; this ranks it 170th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 2,200 people (about 1,100 men and 1,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Središče ob Dravi 179th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 66 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 2.8 (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 -19.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -16.3 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Središče ob Dravi was 43.1 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Središče ob Dravi the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 154 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 Središče ob Dravi 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 Središče ob Dravi – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Središče ob Dravi had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 53 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 school in Središče ob Dravi was attended by about 140 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 90 pupils. There were 50 students and 9 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 10.2%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Središče ob Dravi, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 6% higher than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 9% higher.

Every 19th 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.

In 2009, there were 375 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 64% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 91 m2.

About every fourth person in Središče ob Dravi had a car (26 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2009, 250 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Središče ob Dravi, which is 154 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)66101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-167
Mean age of population (years)4341
Registered unemployment rate (%)109
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23320,273
Population2,1512,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment264767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)1,014930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)19,59683,060,213