Municipality Maribor

The urban municipality is one of the largest Slovenian municipalities in terms of population. Settlement Maribor lies along the Drava River and is the administrative, business and cultural centre of the municipality and the Podravska region.

Maribor

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

Municipality Maribor, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 148 km2; this ranks it 40th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 111,700 people (about 54,400 men and 57,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Maribor 2nd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 757 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 -1.9 (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 -3.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -5.5 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Maribor was 43.9 years, which was higher than the national average (41.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Maribor the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 173 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 Maribor 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 Maribor – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Maribor had 42 kindergartens. They were attended by 3.979 children or 77% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Maribor were attended by about 7,200 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 3,800 pupils. There were 46 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 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 15.4%, which is more than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Maribor, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 3% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 2% 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 3,556 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 471 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 43% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 69 m2.

Every other person in Maribor had a car (47 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 87,200 arrivals and 194,000 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 2.9 % of all arrivals and 2.2 % of all overnight stays of tourist in Slovenia.

In 2010, 528 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Maribor, which is 139 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)757101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-62
Mean age of population (years)4442
Registered unemployment rate (%)1511
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km214820,273
Population111,7042,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment58,002747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)945967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)5,240,28486,705,208