Municipality Gornja Radgona

The municipality is located at the north eastern part of Slovenia namely at the area of Ščavnica valley and at the wine-growing area of the Radgona hills. The municipality is known for fairs, viticulture and Gornja Radgona sparkling wine.

Gornja Radgona

Source: Gradovi.net (http://www.gradovi.net, 21. 6. 2010), author Gorazd Žagar

Municipality Gornja Radgona, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 75 km2; this ranks it 93th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 8,600 people (about 4,250 men and 4,350 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Gornja Radgona 59th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 116 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 101 people per square kilometre.

The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -2.1 (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 -0.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -2.6 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Gornja Radgona was 42.9 years, which was higher than the national average (42).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Gornja Radgona the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 136 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 Gornja Radgona 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 Gornja Radgona – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Gornja Radgona had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 278 children or 75% of all children aged 1–5, which was the same as the national average.. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Gornja Radgona were attended by about 630 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 320 pupils. There were 40 students and 9 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 53% 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 14.6%, which is more than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Gornja Radgona, 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 421 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 63% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 84 m2.

About every other person in Gornja Radgona had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2012, 300 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Gornja Radgona, which is 27 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)116101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-32
Mean age of population (years)4342
Registered unemployment rate (%)1512
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km27520,273
Population8,6172,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment3,812717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)870991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)343,97590,739,422