Municipality Izola

The municipality Izola has the shape of a triangle. The municipality is located in the south eastern part of Slovenia near the sea. Tourism, fishing, viticulture and olive oil production are main activities in the municipality.

Izola

Source: STO (http://www.slovenia.info, 18. 6. 2010), author Tomo Jeseničnik

Municipality Izola, which is part of the Obalno-kraška statistical region, measures 29 km2; this ranks it 183th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 15,950 people (about 7,950 men and 8,000 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Izola 30th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 558 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 -1.7 (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 2.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 0.9 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Izola was 43.6 years, which was higher than the national average (42).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Izola the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 139 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 Izola 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 Izola – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Izola had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 625 children or 78% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Izola were attended by about 1,010 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 510 pupils. There were 40 students and 8 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 11.8%, which is less than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Izola, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 5% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 4% lower.

In 2012, there were 523 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 53% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 65 m2.

About every other person in Izola/Isola had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2012, 433 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Izola/Isola, which is 106 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)558101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)12
Mean age of population (years)4442
Registered unemployment rate (%)1212
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km22920,273
Population15,9512,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment4,667717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)947991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)308,04690,739,422