Municipality Ravne na Koroškem

The municipality Ravne na Koroškem covers a picturesque landscape in the lower part of the Mežica valley. Its central part and the central settlement of the municipality are densely populated, while forests prevail in the surrounding hills.

Ravne na Koroškem

Source: Slovenija, kam na izlet (http://www.kam.si, 28. 6. 2010), author tone

Municipality Ravne na Koroškem, which is part of the Koroška statistical region, measures 63 km2; this ranks it 108th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 11,700 people (about 5,850 men and 5,850 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Ravne na Koroškem 46th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 184 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 2.4 (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 -10.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -8.1 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Ravne na Koroškem was 42.0 years, which was higher than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Ravne na Koroškem the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 117 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was the same as the national average. It also shows that the mean age of people in Ravne na Koroškem is growing as fast as 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 Ravne na Koroškem – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Ravne na Koroškem had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 344 children or 66% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Ravne na Koroškem were attended by about 930 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 470 pupils. There were 57 students and 9 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 55% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 59%.

The registered unemployment rate was 13.6%, which is more than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Ravne na Koroškem, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 5% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 4% lower.

Every 15th 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 1,080 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 412 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 47% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 71 m2.

Every other person in Ravne na Koroškem had a car (49 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2010, 346 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Ravne na Koroškem, which is 43 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)184101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-82
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1411
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km26320,273
Population11,6912,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment4,531747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)930967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)456,68686,705,208