Municipality Gornja Radgona

The municipality is located at the north eastern part of Slovenia namely at the area of Ščavnica valley and at the wine-growing area of the Radgona hills. The municipality is known for fairs, viticulture and Gornja Radgona sparkling wine.

Gornja Radgona

Source: Gradovi.net (http://www.gradovi.net, 21. 6. 2010), author Gorazd Žagar

Municipality Gornja Radgona, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 75 km2; this ranks it 93rd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 8,650 people (about 4,250 men and 4,400 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Gornja Radgona 59th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 116 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 -3.2 (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 4.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.6 (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Gornja Radgona was 42.7 years, which was higher than the national average (41.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Gornja Radgona the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 135 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 Gornja Radgona 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 Gornja Radgona – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; as regards men the same number were 65+ years old as 14 or less.

Gornja Radgona had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 279 children or 80% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic schools in Gornja Radgona were attended by about 650 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 330 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 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 15.1%, which is more than the national average (11.8%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Gornja Radgona, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 15% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 13% lower.

Every 19th 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 416 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 63% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 83 m2.

About every other person in Gornja Radgona had a car (55 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2011, 329 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Gornja Radgona, which is 23 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)116101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)23
Mean age of population (years)4342
Registered unemployment rate (%)1512
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km27520,273
Population8,6322,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment3,850729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)857987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)337,11990,789,676