Municipality Cerkvenjak

In the centre of ‘Slovenske gorice’, at the hilly landscape between the Pesnica and Ščavnica rivers, spreads the municipality Cerkvenjak. The settlement of the same name as the centre of the municipality is named after a 13th century church.

Cerkvenjak

Source: Municipality of Cerkvenjak (http://www.cerkvenjak.si, 12. 7. 2010), author Aeroklub Sršen Cerkvenjak

Municipality Cerkvenjak, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 25 km2; this ranks it 189th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 2,000 people (about 1,050 men and 950 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Cerkvenjak 184th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 82 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 -14.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -13.5 (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Cerkvenjak was 40.5 years, which was lower than the national average (41.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Cerkvenjak the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 106 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 Cerkvenjak 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 Cerkvenjak – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Cerkvenjak had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 50 children or 77% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic school in Cerkvenjak was attended by about 200 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 110 pupils. There were 40 students and 8 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 7.9%, which is less than the national average (11.8%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, the same number of men as women was unemployed.

In Cerkvenjak, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 8% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 6% lower.

Every 23rd 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 420 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 63% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 84 m2.

Every other person in Cerkvenjak had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.

In 2011, 181 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Cerkvenjak, which is 171 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)82101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-143
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)812
Average age of passenger cars (years)108
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km22520,273
Population2,0052,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment199729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)932987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)11,54390,789,676