Municipality Železniki

The municipality Železniki is located in the upper part of the Selška valley. “Dražgoški kruhek”, a nicely decorated gingerbread biscuit, the Železniki lace and the smelting furnace are signs of activities in the past.

Železniki

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 21. 6. 2010), author Tomo Jeseničnik

Municipality Železniki, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 164 km2; this ranks it 34th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 6,750 people (about 3,450 men and 3,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Železniki 75th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 41 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 5.6 (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 -4.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.0 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Železniki was 38.9 years, which was lower than the national average (41.6).

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Železniki the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 89 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 Železniki 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 Železniki – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Železniki had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 248 children or 63% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Železniki were attended by about 680 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 370 pupils. There were 67 students and 11 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 64% 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 4.1%, which is less than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Železniki, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 19% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 16% lower.

Every 76th 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 1,430 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 344 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 69% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 85 m2.

About every other person in Železniki had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2010, 220 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Železniki, which is 169 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)41101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)12
Mean age of population (years)3942
Registered unemployment rate (%)411
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km216420,273
Population6,7562,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment2,221747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)809967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)160,25186,705,208