Municipality Dravograd

The municipality Dravograd is part of the Koroška region, near the border with Austria. The Drava, Meža and Mislinja rivers that flow through Dravograd are used for energy purposes.

Dravograd

Source: RRA Koroška (http://www.koroška.si, 29. 6. 2010), author Tomo Jeseničnik

Municipality Dravograd, which is part of the Koroška statistical region, measures 105 km2; this ranks it 65th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 9,050 people (about 4,550 men and 4,500 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Dravograd 56th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 86 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 101 people per square kilometre.

The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -1.4 (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 -2.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -3.9 (in Slovenia 1.6).

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

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Dravograd the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 120 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 Dravograd 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 Dravograd – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Dravograd had 6 kindergartens. They were attended by 289 children or 70% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Dravograd were attended by about 740 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 380 pupils. There were 54 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 59% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is the same as the national average.

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 Dravograd, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 13% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 10% lower.

Every 14th 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 899 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 369 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 58% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 78 m2.

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

In 2010, 369 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dravograd, which is 20 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)86101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-42
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1311
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km210520,273
Population9,0692,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment2,422747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)866967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)227,22586,705,208