Municipality Solčava

The municipality Solčava is the most sparsely populated Slovenian municipality. It is situated in the Upper Savinja valley and it is geographically very closed. It is known for its regional parks Logarska valley and Robanov kot.

Solčava

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 22. 6. 2010), author SI-Ziga

Municipality Solčava, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 103 km2; this ranks it 69th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 500 people (about 250 men and 250 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Solčava 208th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 5 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 municipality was positive. It was 5.8 (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 -3.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.9 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Solčava was 42.5 years, which was higher than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Solčava the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 131 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 Solčava 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 Solčava – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Solčava had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 15 children or 65% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary school in Solčava was attended by about 20 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 30 pupils. There were 58 students and 10 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 10.7%, which is the same as the national average. As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Solčava, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 16% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 13% lower.

Every 24th 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.

In 2010, there were 429 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 66% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

About every other person in Solčava had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2010, 344 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Solčava, which is 45 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)5101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)22
Mean age of population (years)4342
Registered unemployment rate (%)1111
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km210320,273
Population5182,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment87747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)841967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)4,03586,705,208