Municipality Šmartno ob Paki

The central part of the municipality lies in the valley of the lower Paka river. Hillsides of Mali vrh are cultivated with vineyards. Here some old vineyard cottage and granaries can be seen. Most people work in industry.

Šmartno ob Paki

Source: Rotary klub Velenje (http://www.rotaryklubvelenje.si, 30. 6. 2010), archives of the Rotary club Velenje

Municipality Šmartno ob Paki, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 18 km2; this ranks it 201th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 3,200 people (about 1,600 men and 1,600 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Šmartno ob Paki 146th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 177 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 1.6 (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. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 5.6 (in Slovenia 1.6).

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

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Šmartno ob Paki the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 95 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 Šmartno ob Paki 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 Šmartno ob Paki – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Šmartno ob Paki had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 163 children or 84% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic school in Šmartno ob Paki was attended by about 310 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 180 pupils. There were 60 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 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 11.5%, which is less than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Šmartno ob Paki, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 20% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 17% lower.

In 2012, there were 383 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 69% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 91 m2.

About every other person in Šmartno ob Paki had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2012, 215 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Šmartno ob Paki, which is 112 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)177101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)62
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)1212
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km21820,273
Population3,2202,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment312717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)821991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)28,90890,739,422