Municipality Lovrenc na Pohorju

The municipality is marked by mountainous Pohorje. Wood, rock, water and fertile soil are natural riches exploited for the development of the municipality. 'Pajštva' drying house for fruit and flax is an important ethnological monument in the municipality.

Lovrenc na Pohorju

Source: SOkol ARSO (http://nfp-si.eionet.europa.eu/sokol, 23. 6. 2010), author Peter Frantar

Municipality Lovrenc na Pohorju, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 84 km2; this ranks it 82nd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2009 about 3,200 people (about 1,600 men and 1,600 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Lovrenc na Pohorju 153rd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 37 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 1.3 (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 0.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.6 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Lovrenc na Pohorju was 41.9 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years). 

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Lovrenc na Pohorju the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 120 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 Lovrenc na Pohorju 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 Lovrenc na Pohorju – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Lovrenc na Pohorju had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 85 children or 67% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary school in Lovrenc na Pohorju was attended by about 230 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 110 pupils. There were 50 students and 11 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 58% 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 12.3%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Lovrenc na Pohorju, 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 16% lower.

Every 14th 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 730 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita). 

In 2009, there were 403 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 45% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 71 m2.

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

In 2009, 289 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Lovrenc na Pohorju, which is 115 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)37101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)27
Mean age of population (years)4241
Registered unemployment rate (%)129
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2009 Municipality Slovenia
Area km28420,273
Population3,1232,042,335
Number of persons in paid employment387767,373
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)781930
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)20,60383,060,213