Municipality Nova Gorica

The urban municipality is situated at the west of Slovenia and borders Italy. Settlement Nova Gorica is the business, cultural and administrative centre of the municipality and the wider region.

Nova Gorica

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 22. 6. 2010), CC Johan Jaritz

Municipality Nova Gorica, which is part of the Goriška statistical region, measures 280 km2; this ranks it 10th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 32,100 people (about 15,850 men and 16,250 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Nova Gorica 9th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 115 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 municipality was positive. It was 1.4 (in Slovenia 1.8). 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 -1.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 0.1 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Nova Gorica was 43.3 years, which was higher than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Nova Gorica 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 117. It also shows that the mean age of people in Nova Gorica 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 Nova Gorica – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Nova Gorica had 15 kindergartens. They were attended by 1.140 children or 72% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Nova Gorica were attended by about 2,300 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 1,200 pupils. There were 47 students and 11 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 52 per 1,000 and 10 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 60% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average of 59%.

The registered unemployment rate was 8.5%, which is less than the national average (10.7%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, the same number of men as women were unemployed.

In Nova Gorica, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 7% higher than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 6% higher.

Every 39th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 22nd person received at least one financial social assistance.

The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 1,394 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 423 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 65% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 80 m2.

About every other person in Nova Gorica had a car (62 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 71,700 arrivals and 131,200 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 2.4 % of all arrivals and 1.5 % of all overnight stays of tourist in Slovenia.

In 2010, 552 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Nova Gorica, which is 163 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)115101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)2
Mean age of population (years)4342
Registered unemployment rate (%)911
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km228020,273
Population32,0702,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment14,173747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)1,028967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)1,192,46586,705,208