Municipality Podlehnik

The municipality lies in the very centre of Haloze hills in the north-eastern part of Slovenia. Along the valley runs the road towards the international border crossing Gruškovje. Hills with the vineyards rise up on both sides of the valley.

Podlehnik

Source: archives of SURS, 2010

Municipality Podlehnik, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 46 km2; this ranks it 139th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 1,900 people (about 950 men and 950 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Podlehnik 187th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 41 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 -10.7 (in Slovenia 1.6). 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 -6.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -17.6 (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Podlehnik was 42.1 years, which was higher than the national average (41.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Podlehnik the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 131 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 Podlehnik 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 Podlehnik – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Podlehnik had no kindergarten. However, of all children aged 1–5, 34% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic school in Podlehnik was attended by about 110 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 80 pupils. There were 50 students and 9 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 51 per 1,000 and 10 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 59% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average of 58%.

The registered unemployment rate was 14.2%, which is more than the national average (11.8%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Podlehnik, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 5% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 2% lower.

Every 12th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 24th person received at least one financial social assistance.

In 2011, there were 594 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 42% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 67 m2.

Every other person in Podlehnik had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.

In 2011, 93 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Podlehnik, which is 259 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)41101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-183
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1412
Average age of passenger cars (years)108
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km24620,273
Population1,8762,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment367729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)964987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)16,03790,789,676