Municipality Dolenjske Toplice

The municipality is located at the western edge of the Novo mesto area. The center of the municipality is a town called Dolenjske Toplice, named after the thermal spring.

Dolenjske Toplice

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 28. 6. 2010), author D. Mladenovič

Municipality Dolenjske Toplice, which is part of the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region, measures 110 km2; this ranks it 58th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 3,400 people (about 1,700 men and 1,700 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Dolenjske Toplice 144th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 31 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 6.8 (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 -17.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -10.3 (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Dolenjske Toplice was 40.9 years, which was lower than the national average (41.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Dolenjske Toplice the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 104 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 Dolenjske Toplice 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 Dolenjske Toplice – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Dolenjske Toplice had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 145 children or 84% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic school in Dolenjske Toplice was attended by about 290 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 170 pupils. There were 60 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 60% 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 9.9%, which is less than the national average (11.8%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Dolenjske Toplice, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 13% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.

Every 39th 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 422 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 65% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

About every other person in Dolenjske Toplice had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 20,900 arrivals and 109,000 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 0.6% of all arrivals and 1.2% of all overnight stays of tourist in Slovenia.

In 2011, 268 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dolenjske Toplice, which is 84 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)31101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-103
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)1012
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km211020,273
Population3,3962,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment566729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)883987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)20,52590,789,676