Municipality Velike Lašče

The municipality has mostly karst surface and is part of the Osrednjeslovenska region. The municipality is proud of the writers that were born here, who are linked by the traditional cultural (Levstik-Stritar-Trubar) route.

Velike Lašče

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

Municipality Velike Lašče, which is part of the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, measures 103 km2; this ranks it 67th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 4,150 people (about 2,150 men and 2,000 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Velike Lašče 119th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 40 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 3.1 (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 -2.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 0.2 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Velike Lašče was 41.0 years, which was lower than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Velike Lašče the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 106 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 Velike Lašče 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 Velike Lašče – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Velike Lašče had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 200 children or 85% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Velike Lašče were attended by about 370 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 180 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 66% 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 5.9%, which is less than the national average (10.7%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Velike Lašče, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 18% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 14% lower.

Every 79th 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 216 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 413 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 59% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 84 m2.

About every other person in Velike Lašče had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2010, 292 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Velike Lašče, which is 97 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)40101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)2
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)611
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km210320,273
Population4,1622,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment411747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)829967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)34,55486,705,208