Municipality Grad

The centre of the present-day Grad municipality is the settlement Grad, which is the largest and the oldest settlement in Goričko. People mostly work in agriculture, many of them in Austria.

Grad

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Municipality Grad, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 37 km2; this ranks it 155th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 2,250 people (about 1,100 men and 1,150 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Grad 175th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 60 people per square kilometre, which was lower 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 -7.1 (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 -6.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -13.8 (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Grad was 43.9 years, which was higher than the national average (41.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Grad the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 166 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 Grad 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 Grad – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Grad had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 38 children or 70% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic school in Grad was attended by about 160 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 80 pupils. There were 40 students and 13 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 52% 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 16.1%, which is more than the national average (11.8%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Grad, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 1% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 3% higher.

Every 15th 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 418 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 67% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 83 m2.

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

In 2011, 141 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Grad, which is 211 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

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Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)60101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-143
Mean age of population (years)4442
Registered unemployment rate (%)1612
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23720,273
Population2,2462,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment137729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)1,014987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)6,64790,789,676