Municipality Kočevje

The municipality lies in the county named Kočevsko, one of the most naturally preserved regions in Slovenia as forests cover 90% of the total area. Primeval forests and numerous karst phenomena are things worth seeing.

Kočevje

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 24. 6. 2010), author SI-Ziga

Municipality Kočevje, which is part of the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region, measures 555 km2; this ranks it 1st among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2011 about 16,500 people (about 8,150 men and 8,350 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kočevje 28th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 30 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 2.4 (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 -2.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 0.1 (in Slovenia 2.6).

The mean age of people in Kočevje was 42.3 years, which was higher than the national average (41.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kočevje the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 120 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 Kočevje 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 Kočevje – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Kočevje had 6 kindergartens. They were attended by 541 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 schools in Kočevje were attended by about 1,220 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 600 pupils. There were 40 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 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 19.2%, which is more than the national average (11.8%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Kočevje, 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 11th 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 374 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 56% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 80 m2.

Every other person in Kočevje had a car (46 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2011, 270 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kočevje, which is 82 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)30101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)3
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1912
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2011 Municipality Slovenia
Area km255520,273
Population16,4992,052,496
Number of persons in paid employment3,999729,050
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)863987
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)257,47890,789,676