Municipality Apače

The municipality Apače covers the Apače plain by the Mura river. It boasts with a beautiful church of St. Mary's Ascension with one of the most amazing Gothic stone rosettes in Slovenia. Another sight worthy of attention is the Meinlov grad (castle).

Apače

Source: Slovenija, kam na izlet (http://www.kam.si, 23. 6. 2010), archives of Slovenia, kam na izlet

Municipality Apače, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 54 km2; this ranks it 125th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 3,600 people (about 1,800 men and 1,800 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Apače 137th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 68 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 1.9 (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 -10.0. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -8.0 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Apače was 41.6 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Apače the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 122 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 Apače 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 Apače – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Apače had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 63 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 school in Apače was attended by about 240 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 150 pupils. There were 50 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 51% 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 15.2%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Apače, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 11% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 7% lower.

Every 17th 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 121 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 397 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 56% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 86 m2.

Every third person in Apače had a car (31 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 7 years old.

In 2009, 318 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Apače, which is 86 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

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Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)68101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-87
Mean age of population (years)4241
Registered unemployment rate (%)159
Average age of passenger cars (years)78
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25420,273
Population3,6182,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment331767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)863930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)20,13583,060,213