Municipality Oplotnica

The municipality lies in the north-eastern part of Slovenia. Field crops farming and wine growing are the most developed on the flat part. On the other hand, livestock production and forestry are activities in hilly areas.

Oplotnica

Source: Slovenija, kam na izlet (http://www.kam.si, 25. 6. 2010), author Tomaž Štefe

Municipality Oplotnica, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 33 km2; this ranks it 168th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 4,000 people (about 2,050 men and 2,000 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Oplotnica 125th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 121 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 4.5 (in Slovenia 1.3). 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 2.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 6.7 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Oplotnica was 40.8 years, which was lower than the national average (42).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Oplotnica the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 105 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 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Oplotnica 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 Oplotnica – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Oplotnica had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 139 children or 74% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Oplotnica were attended by about 310 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 180 pupils. There were 50 students and 13 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 47 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 more than the national average of 57%.

The registered unemployment rate was 10.0%, which is less than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Oplotnica, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 28% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 23% lower.

In 2012, there were 367 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 68% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 87 m2.

About every other person in Oplotnica had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2012, 220 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Oplotnica, which is 107 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)121101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)72
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)1012
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23320,273
Population4,0172,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment413717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)760991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)30,55990,739,422