Municipality Ljutomer

The municipality covers the north-eastern part of Slovenske gorice and a part of the western area of Pannonia periphery. The most important activity of the municipality is agriculture with wine growing; craft also plays an important part.

Ljutomer

Source: Municipality of Ljutomer (http://obcinaljutomer.si, 29. 6. 2010); archives of the municipality of Ljutomer

Municipality Ljutomer, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 107 km2; this ranks it 63rd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 11,900 people (about 5,800 men and 6,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Ljutomer 45th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 111 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 -0.7 (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 -7.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -8.1 (in Slovenia 7.2).

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

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Ljutomer the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 126 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 Ljutomer 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 Ljutomer – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Ljutomer had 6 kindergartens. They were attended by 472 children or 82% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Ljutomer were attended by about 900 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 500 pupils. There were 50 students and 7 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 14.4%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Ljutomer, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 17% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 13% lower.

Every 13th 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 1,469 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 412 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 54% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 78 m2.

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

In 2009, 294 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Ljutomer, which is 110 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)111101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-87
Mean age of population (years)4241
Registered unemployment rate (%)149
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km210720,273
Population11,8552,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment4,018767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)807930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)218,62583,060,213