Municipality Apače

The municipality Apače covers the Apače plain by the Mura river. It boasts with a beautiful church of St. Mary's Ascension with one of the most amazing Gothic stone rosettes in Slovenia. Another sight worthy of attention is the Meinlov grad (castle).

Apače

Source: Slovenija, kam na izlet (http://www.kam.si, 23. 6. 2010), archives of Slovenia, kam na izlet

Municipality Apače, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 54 km2; this ranks it 126th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 3,600 people (about 1,800 men and 1,850 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Apače 138th 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 higher than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 2.2 (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 -9.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -7.2 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Apače was 42.6 years, which was higher than the national average (42).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Apače the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 124 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Apače is growing more rapidly 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 Apače – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Apače had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 97 children or 69% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Apače were attended by about 250 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 110 pupils. There were 40 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 46% 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 16.1%, which is more than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Apače, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 18% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 14% lower.

In 2012, there were 411 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 67% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 87 m2.

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

In 2012, 216 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Apače, which is 111 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

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Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)67101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-72
Mean age of population (years)4342
Registered unemployment rate (%)1612
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25420,273
Population3,6052,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment345717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)852991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)25,99290,739,422