Municipality Rogaška Slatina

The area of the municipality geographically belongs to the eastern part of the Upper Sotla area. Springs of mineral water were known already in antique times. Today they are used for health and tourism purposes.

Rogaška Slatina

Source: STO (, 18. 6. 2010), author Matej Vranič

Municipality Rogaška Slatina, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 72 km2; this ranks it 100th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 11,000 people (about 5,550 men and 5,500 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Rogaška Slatina 51th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 154 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 1.0 (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 3.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 4.2 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Rogaška Slatina was 41.0 years, which was lower than the national average (42).

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Rogaška Slatina the number of young people was the same as the number of old people: there were 100 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 Rogaška Slatina 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 Rogaška Slatina – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Rogaška Slatina had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 430 children or 78% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Rogaška Slatina were attended by about 940 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 450 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 61% 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 11.9%, which is less than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Rogaška Slatina, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 21% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 19% lower.

In 2012, there were 391 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 61% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 82 m2.

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

In 2012, 225 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Rogaška Slatina, which is 102 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)154101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)42
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)1212
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km27220,273
Number of persons in paid employment3,754717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)802991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)233,03390,739,422