Municipality Bled

The municipality with its surroundings is one of the most beautiful holiday resorts which can offer healing climate and thermal lake water. Because of the rich tourist offer, the most important economic activity in the municipality is tourism.

Bled

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

Municipality Bled, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 72 km2; this ranks it 96th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 8,150 people (about 4,000 men and 4,150 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Bled 66th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 113 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 5.4 (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 1.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 7.2 (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Bled was 43.5 years, which was higher than the national average (41.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Bled the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 146 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 Bled 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 Bled – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Bled had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 297 children or 73% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic schools in Bled were attended by about 560 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 290 pupils. There were 60 students and 11 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 7.7%, 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 Bled, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 4% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 4% lower.

Every 55th 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 447 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 71% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 95 m2.

About every other person in Bled had a car (56 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 233,700 arrivals and 571,800 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 7.3% of all arrivals and 6.1% of all overnight stays of tourist in Slovenia.

In 2011, 450 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Bled, which is 98 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

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Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)113101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)73
Mean age of population (years)4442
Registered unemployment rate (%)812
Average age of passenger cars (years)88
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km27220,273
Population8,1412,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment2,684729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)950987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)277,90390,789,676