Municipality Dolenjske Toplice

The municipality is located at the western edge of the Novo mesto area. The center of the municipality is a town called Dolenjske Toplice, named after the thermal spring.

Dolenjske Toplice

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 28. 6. 2010), author D. Mladenovič

Municipality Dolenjske Toplice, which is part of the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region, measures 110 km2; this ranks it 58th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 3,400 people (about 1,700 men and 1,700 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Dolenjske Toplice 143th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 31 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 4.7 (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 -1.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 2.9 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Dolenjske Toplice was 41.3 years, which was lower than the national average (42).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Dolenjske Toplice the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 109 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 Dolenjske Toplice 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 Dolenjske Toplice – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Dolenjske Toplice had 1 kindergarten. They were attended by 144 children or 76% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic school in Dolenjske Toplice was attended by about 290 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 150 pupils. There were 60 students and 11 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 12.1%, which is more than the national average (12%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Dolenjske Toplice, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 14% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 12% lower.

In 2012, there were 422 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 65% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 89 m2.

About every other person in Dolenjske Toplice had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2012, 257 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dolenjske Toplice, which is 70 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)31101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)32
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)1212
Average age of passenger cars (years)89
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km211020,273
Population3,3952,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment548717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)876991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)21,09990,739,422