Municipality Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici

The municipality is a rural municipality in the part of Slovenia called Prlekija. Agriculture is the prevailing activity of local people. Lake Blaguš is convenient for fishing, bathing and walking in the surrounding countryside.

Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 28. 6. 2010), author B186

Municipality Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 51 km2; this ranks it 130th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 2,900 people (about 1,450 men and 1,450 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici 157th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 56 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 1.0 (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 -2.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -1.7 (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici was 41.3 years, which was lower than the national average (41.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 112 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 Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici 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 Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 106 children or 65% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic school in Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici was attended by about 210 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 120 pupils. There were 50 students and 10 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 58% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is the same as the national average.

The registered unemployment rate was 14.3%, which is more than the national average (11.8%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 14% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 10% lower.

Every 18th 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 438 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 66% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 83 m2.

About every other person in Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2011, 207 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici, which is 145 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)56101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-23
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)1412
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25120,273
Population2,8932,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment236729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)884987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)16,83390,789,676