Municipality Kostanjevica na Krki

The municipality is one of the youngest and smallest in the country. It lies in the part of Krško plain, where the Krka river makes special meanders. In one of the sharpest meanders lies the settlement Kostanjevica na Krki, the centre of the municipality.

Kostanjevica na Krki

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 24. 6. 2010), author SI-Ziga

Municipality Kostanjevica na Krki, which is part of the Spodnjeposavska statistical region, measures 58 km2; this ranks it 119th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 2,450 people (about 1,200 men and 1,250 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kostanjevica na Krki 168th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 42 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 -1.2 (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 -5.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -7.0 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Kostanjevica na Krki was 41.2 years, which was lower than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kostanjevica na Krki the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 110 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 Kostanjevica na Krki 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 Kostanjevica na Krki – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Kostanjevica na Krki had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 95 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 school in Kostanjevica na Krki was attended by about 200 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 90 pupils. There were 54 students and 6 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 9.4%, which is less than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Kostanjevica na Krki, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 35% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 31% lower.

Every 21st 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 207 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 406 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 58% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 79 m2.

Every other person in Kostanjevica na Krki had a car (44 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2010, 455 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kostanjevica na Krki, which is 66 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)42101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-72
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)911
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25820,273
Population2,4212,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment690747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)667967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)51,37786,705,208