Municipality Šmartno pri Litiji

The municipality Šmartno pri Litiji lies in the western part of Posavje hills at the crossing of important traffic roads. The municipality has around 5,000 population; most persons in employment are employed in industry.

Šmartno pri Litiji

Source: Gradovi.net (http://www.gradovi.net, 21. 6. 2010), author Gorazd Žagar

Municipality Šmartno pri Litiji, which is part of the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, measures 95 km2; this ranks it 76th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 5,400 people (about 2,700 men and 2,700 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Šmartno pri Litiji 92nd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 57 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 2.6 (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 8.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 11.5 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Šmartno pri Litiji was 40.3 years, which was lower than the national average (41.6).

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Šmartno pri Litiji the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 98 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was lower than the national average of 117. It also shows that the mean age of people in Šmartno pri Litiji is growing more slowly 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 Šmartno pri Litiji – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Šmartno pri Litiji had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 163 children or 62% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Šmartno pri Litiji were attended by about 510 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 220 pupils. There were 57 students and 12 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 10.4%, which is less than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Šmartno pri Litiji, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 24% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 20% 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.

The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 220 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 385 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 52% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 75 m2.

Every other person in Šmartno pri Litiji had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2010, 288 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Šmartno pri Litiji, which is 101 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)57101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)122
Mean age of population (years)4042
Registered unemployment rate (%)1011
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km29520,273
Population5,4112,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment830747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)777967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)65,31086,705,208