Municipality Starše

The municipality Starše lies at the north-eastern part of the Drava plain along the Drava river. Agriculture is the prevailing economic activity but as supplementary and not as basic activity.

Starše

Source: Starše.eu (http://www.starse.eu, 26. 6. 2010), author Stašo Vobič

Municipality Starše, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 34 km2; this ranks it 165th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 4,150 people (about 2,050 men and 2,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Starše 121st among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 122 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 2.9 (in Slovenia 1.8). 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 9.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 12.3 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Starše was 41.8 years, which was higher than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Starše the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 118 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 Starše 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 Starše – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Starše had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 116 children or 69% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Starše were attended by about 330 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 140 pupils. There were 52 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 58% 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 12.6%, which is more than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Starše, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 29% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 24% lower.

Every 21st 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 513 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 376 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 59% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 77 m2.

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

In 2010, 312 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Starše, which is 77 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)122101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)122
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1311
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23420,273
Population4,1352,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment506747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)730967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)21,09486,705,208