Municipality Metlika

The municipality, which lies at the east of Bela krajina has karst surface. A specially feature of Bela krajina and Metlika is 'steljnik', mixed forest of white birch and eagle fern, which is cut down and used as bedding for animals.

Metlika

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 28. 6. 2010), author SI-Ziga

Municipality Metlika, which is part of the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region, measures 109 km2; this ranks it 60th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2010 about 8,400 people (about 4,200 men and 4,200 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Metlika 61st among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 77 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 -4.6 (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 1.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -3.1 (in Slovenia 1.6).

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

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Metlika the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 108 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 Metlika 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 Metlika – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Metlika had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 253 children or 69% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary schools in Metlika were attended by about 730 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 340 pupils. There were 55 students and 10 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 61% 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 12.5%, which is more than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Metlika, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 23% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 20% lower.

Every 25th 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 612 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).

In 2010, there were 395 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 51% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 81 m2.

Every other person in Metlika had a car (49 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2010, 336 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Metlika, which is 53 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)77101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-32
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1311
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Municipality Slovenia
Area km210920,273
Population8,4242,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment2,765747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)777967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)211,85486,705,208