Municipality Kobilje

The municipality Kobilje spreads along Kobilje brook nestled within mighty forests and carefully cultivated vineyards. On Prekmurje plain, where the municipality is located, there are many old, Pannonian houses.

Kobilje

Source: Municipality of Kobilje (http://www.kobilje.si, 23. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Kobilje

Municipality Kobilje, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 20 km2; this ranks it 197th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 600 people (about 300 men and 300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kobilje 207th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 31 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 101 people per square kilometre. 

The number of live births was the same as the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the muncipality was zero (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 -13.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -13.1 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Kobilje was 42.9 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kobilje the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 138 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 Kobilje 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 Kobilje – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Kobilje had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 16 children or 77% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary school in Kobilje was attended by about 40 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 30 pupils. There were 40 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 52% 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 17.0%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Kobilje, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 19% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 15% lower.

Every 10th 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 103 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 493 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 51% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 84 m2.

Every other person in Kobilje had a car (43 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2009, 566 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kobilje, which is 162 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)31101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-137
Mean age of population (years)4341
Registered unemployment rate (%)179
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km22020,273
Population6102,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment52767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)790930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)1,17783,060,213