Municipality Šempeter - Vrtojba

The municipality lies on the fertile Šempeter – Vrtojba plain and is part of the Goriška region. The Mediterranean climate enables growing of early vegetables, fruits and flowers. Šempeter and Vrtojba are two settlements, living side by side.

Šempeter - Vrtojba

Source: Municipality of Šempeter - Vrtojba (http://www.sempeter-vrtojba.si, 26. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Šempeter - Vrtojba

Municipality Šempeter - Vrtojba, which is part of the Goriška statistical region, measures 15 km2; this ranks it 204th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 6,350 people (about 3,200 men and 3,150 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Šempeter - Vrtojba 81st among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 427 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 4.1 (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 -4.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -0.5 (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Šempeter - Vrtojba was 43.4 years, which was higher than the national average (41.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Šempeter - Vrtojba the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 137 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 Šempeter - Vrtojba 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 Šempeter - Vrtojba – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Šempeter - Vrtojba had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 256 children or 69% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic schools in Šempeter - Vrtojba were attended by about 570 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 250 pupils. There were 50 students and 11 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 57% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 58%.

The registered unemployment rate was 10.7%, which is less than the national average (11.8%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Šempeter - Vrtojba, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were approximately the same as the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 1% higher.

Every 42nd 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 402 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 75% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 88 m2.

About every other person in Šempeter - Vrtojba had a car (61 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2011, 579 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Šempeter - Vrtojba, which is 227 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)427101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-13
Mean age of population (years)4342
Registered unemployment rate (%)1112
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km21520,273
Population6,3602,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment4,393729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)996987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)501,50590,789,676