Municipality Kobarid

The municipality is marked by beautiful nature of Julian Alps with the Soča river and its affluents. Because of its natural wealth, the municipality is tourism-oriented (mountain-climbing, cycling, rafting and fishing).

Kobarid

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

Municipality Kobarid, which is part of the Goriška statistical region, measures 193 km2; this ranks it 28th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 4,200 people (about 2,100 men and 2,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kobarid 118th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 22 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 1.0 (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 1.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 2.6 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Kobarid was 44.6 years, which was higher than the national average (42).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kobarid the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 150 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 Kobarid 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 Kobarid – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Kobarid had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 133 children or 70% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Kobarid were attended by about 310 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 150 pupils. There were 50 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 57% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is the same as the national average.

The registered unemployment rate was 8.4%, which is less than the national average (12%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Kobarid, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 17% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 13% lower.

In 2012, there were 500 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 79% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 88 m2.

About every other person in Kobarid had a car (56 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2012, 311 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kobarid, which is 16 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)22101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)32
Mean age of population (years)4542
Registered unemployment rate (%)812
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km219320,273
Population4,2022,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment724717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)861991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)50,96990,739,422