Municipality Gornja Radgona

The municipality is located at the north eastern part of Slovenia namely at the area of Ščavnica valley and at the wine-growing area of the Radgona hills. The municipality is known for fairs, viticulture and Gornja Radgona sparkling wine.

Gornja Radgona

Source: Gradovi.net (http://www.gradovi.net, 21. 6. 2010), author Gorazd Žagar

Municipality Gornja Radgona, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 75 km2; this ranks it 91st among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 8,600 people (about 4,200 men and 4,400 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Gornja Radgona 58th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 116 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 101 people per square kilometre. 

The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the muncipality was negative. It was -3.0 (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 4.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.3 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Gornja Radgona was 42.1 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Gornja Radgona the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 131 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 Gornja Radgona 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 Gornja Radgona – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Gornja Radgona had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 264 children or 78% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Gornja Radgona were attended by about 670 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 370 pupils. There were 50 students and 8 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 12.2%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Gornja Radgona, 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 12% 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 1,485 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 413 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 58% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 84 m2.

About every other person in Gornja Radgona had a car (60 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2009, 479 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Gornja Radgona, which is 75 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)116101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)17
Mean age of population (years)4241
Registered unemployment rate (%)129
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km27520,273
Population8,6202,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment4,002767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)815930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)306,07883,060,213