Municipality Straža

The municipality lies by the Krka river and is one of the youngest Slovenian municipalities. Natural conditions are used for fishing on the Krka river and for tourism purposes – rowing on the Krka river.

Straža

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 22. 6. 2010), author SI-Ziga

Municipality Straža, which is part of the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region, measures 29 km2; this ranks it 184th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 3,850 people (about 1,900 men and 1,950 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Straža 131th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 136 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 3.4 (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 4.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 7.8 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Straža was 40.9 years, which was lower than the national average (42).

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Straža the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 91 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 Straža 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 Straža – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Straža had 1 kindergarten. They were attended by 166 children or 85% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic school in Straža was attended by about 290 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 150 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 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 12.5%, which is more than the national average (12%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Straža, 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 12% lower.

In 2012, there were 359 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 Straža had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2012, 232 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Straža, which is 95 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)136101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)82
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)1312
Average age of passenger cars (years)89
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km22920,273
Population3,8652,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment505717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)875991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)42,68790,739,422