Municipality Radlje ob Dravi

Radlje ob Dravi is one of the municipalities in the Drava valley. Settlement Radlje ob Dravi is the municipality’s centre and the administrative and business centre of the wider area. Hop plantations are one of the elements in the landscape.

Radlje ob Dravi

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 22.6.2010), author Klemen Florjančič

Municipality Radlje ob Dravi, which is part of the Koroška statistical region, measures 94 km2; this ranks it 77th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 6,300 people (about 3,200 men and 3,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Radlje ob Dravi 83th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 67 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 -0.6 (in Slovenia 1.3). 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 -5.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -5.9 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Radlje ob Dravi was 41.8 years, which was lower than the national average (42).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Radlje ob Dravi the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 115 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 Radlje ob Dravi 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 Radlje ob Dravi – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Radlje ob Dravi had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 216 children or 68% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Radlje ob Dravi were attended by about 510 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 230 pupils. There were 50 students and 10 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 55% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 57%.

The registered unemployment rate was 13.9%, which is more than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Radlje ob Dravi, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 16% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 14% lower.

In 2012, there were 344 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 63% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

Every other person in Radlje ob Dravi had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2012, 296 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Radlje ob Dravi, which is 31 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)67101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-62
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1412
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km29420,273
Population6,3002,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment1,594717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)855991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)107,10790,739,422