Municipality Loška dolina

The municipality is from all sides closed karst hollow with flat, partly flooded bottom. It is surrounded by higher karst plateaus such as Snežnik. A karst cave worth seeing is called Križna cave and has 22 lakes.

Loška dolina

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

Municipality Loška dolina, which is part of the Notranjsko-kraška statistical region, measures 167 km2; this ranks it 32nd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 3,950 people (about 2,050 men and 1,900 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Loška dolina 128th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 24 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 -19.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -13.7 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Loška dolina was 41.7 years, which was higher than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Loška dolina the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 121 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 Loška dolina 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 Loška dolina – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Loška dolina had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 126 children or 66% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Loška dolina were attended by about 360 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 140 pupils. There were 45 students and 9 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 68% 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 7.6%, which is less than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Loška dolina, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 17% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 13% lower.

Every 38th 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 1,281 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 402 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 59% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 83 m2.

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

In 2010, 253 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Loška dolina, which is 136 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)24101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-142
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)811
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km216720,273
Population3,9302,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment1,518747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)837967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)98,71386,705,208