Municipality Kungota

The municipality lies in the western part of the hilly Slovenske gorice. Agriculture is an important activity as the sunny sides of the hills are cultivated with vineyards and orchards, and the lowlands with field crops.

Kungota

Source: Municipality of Kungota (http://www.kungota.si, 1. 7. 2010), archives of the municipality of Kungota

Municipality Kungota, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 49 km2; this ranks it 136th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 4,750 people (about 2,350 men and 2,400 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kungota 106th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 96 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 4.0 (in Slovenia 1.8). The number of people who moved from the municipality was lower than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 15.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 19.5 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Kungota was 41.5 years, which was lower than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kungota the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 109 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 Kungota 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 Kungota – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Kungota had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 159 children or 78% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Kungota were attended by about 340 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 160 pupils. There were 39 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 53% 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 15.3%, which is more than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Kungota, 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 13th 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 1,747 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 421 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 59% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 86 m2.

Every other person in Kungota had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2010, 351 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kungota, which is 38 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)96101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)202
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1511
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km24920,273
Population4,7272,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment737747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)859967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)67,59086,705,208