Municipality Lendava

The municipality borders Hungary and Croatia. It is bilingual because of the members of the Hungarian national minority. The most important activities here are agriculture and tourism (Spa Lendava).

Lendava

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Municipality Lendava, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 123 km2; this ranks it 51st among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 11,200 people (about 5,400 men and 5,800 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Lendava 49th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 91 people per square kilometre, which was lower 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 -3.5 (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 -9.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -12.7 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Lendava was 44.1 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Lendava the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 162 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 Lendava 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 Lendava – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Lendava had 7 kindergartens. They were attended by 246 children or 60% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Lendava were attended by about 630 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 360 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 18.8%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Lendava, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 12% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 9% lower.

Every 9th 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 1,923 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 504 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 45% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 77 m2.

Every other person in Lendava had a car (48 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 26,900 arrivals and 105,800 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 0.9% of all arrivals and 1.2% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.

In 2009, 350 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Lendava, which is 54 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)91101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-137
Mean age of population (years)4441
Registered unemployment rate (%)199
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km212320,273
Population11,1592,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment3,685767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)844930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)207,20183,060,213