Municipality Dobrna

The municipality hides at the green edge of the Paški Kozjak and at the area of the Pohorje forest. The narrow valley of the swift Dobrnica river is the source of a healing spring, which is used in one of the oldest spas in Slovenia (The Terme Dobrna spa).


Source: (, 28. 6. 2010), author Gorazd Žagar

Municipality Dobrna, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 32 km2; this ranks it 172nd 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 Dobrna 176th 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 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 -0.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 2.3 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Dobrna was 40.0 years, which was lower than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Dobrna the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 108 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 Dobrna 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 Dobrna – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Dobrna had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 67 children or 73% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary school in Dobrna was attended by about 200 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 120 pupils. There were 50 students and 12 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 61% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is the same as the national average.

The registered unemployment rate was 7.8%, which is less than the national average (9.1%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Dobrna, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 14% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% 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 3,130 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 353 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 54% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 72 m2.

Every other person in Dobrna had a car (48 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 19,000 arrivals and 89,900 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 0.6% of all arrivals and 1.0% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.

In 2009, 282 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dobrna, which is 122 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)27
Mean age of population (years)4041
Registered unemployment rate (%)89
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23220,273
Number of persons in paid employment435767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)830930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)18,25583,060,213