Municipality Kobarid

The municipality is marked by beautiful nature of Julian Alps with the Soča river and its affluents. Because of its natural wealth, the municipality is tourism-oriented (mountain-climbing, cycling, rafting and fishing).

Kobarid

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 18. 6. 2010), author Bogdan Kladnik

Municipality Kobarid, which is part of the Goriška statistical region, measures 193 km2; this ranks it 29th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 4,200 people (about 2,100 men and 2,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kobarid 116th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 22 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 0.2 (in Slovenia 1.8). The number of people who moved from the municipality was the same as the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was zero. 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 Kobarid was 44.3 years, which was higher than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kobarid the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 162 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 Kobarid 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 Kobarid – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Kobarid had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 102 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 Kobarid were attended by about 320 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 160 pupils. There were 60 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 56% 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 9.6%, which is less than the national average (10.7%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Kobarid, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 15% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.

Every 36th 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 324 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 519 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 74% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 81 m2.

About every other person in Kobarid had a car (55 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 31,700 arrivals and 81,400 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 1.1 % of all arrivals and 0.9 % of all overnight stays of tourist in Slovenia.

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

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)22101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)2
Mean age of population (years)4442
Registered unemployment rate (%)1011
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km219320,273
Population4,2172,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment743747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)859967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)50,89986,705,208