Municipality Šentilj

The municipality Šentilj lies in the western part of Slovenske gorice hills. Once a rural municipality, it is changing its character because of the industrialisation, new highway and border crossing.

Šentilj

Source: Municipality of Šentilj (http://www.sentilj.si, 26. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Šentilj

Municipality Šentilj, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 65 km2; this ranks it 105th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 8,400 people (about 4,150 men and 4,250 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Šentilj 63rd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 129 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 -0.7 (in Slovenia 1.6). 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 2.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.9 (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Šentilj was 41.8 years, which was the same as the national average.

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Šentilj the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 113 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 Šentilj 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 Šentilj – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Šentilj had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 258 children or 78% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic schools in Šentilj were attended by about 610 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 310 pupils. There were 40 students and 7 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 54% 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 15.5%, which is more than the national average (11.8%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Šentilj, 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 11% lower.

Every 14th 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 375 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 70% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 87 m2.

Every other person in Šentilj had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2011, 245 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Šentilj, which is 107 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)129101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)23
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1612
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km26520,273
Population8,3762,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment1,751729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)878987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)144,28990,789,676