Municipality Kungota

The municipality lies in the western part of the hilly Slovenske gorice. Agriculture is an important activity as the sunny sides of the hills are cultivated with vineyards and orchards, and the lowlands with field crops.

Kungota

Source: Municipality of Kungota (http://www.kungota.si, 1. 7. 2010), archives of the municipality of Kungota

Municipality Kungota, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 49 km2; this ranks it 136th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 4,800 people (about 2,400 men and 2,400 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kungota 106th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 98 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 2.5 (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 -5.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -3.3 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Kungota was 42.0 years, which was the same as the national average.

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kungota the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 112 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 Kungota 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 Kungota – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Kungota had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 181 children or 86% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Kungota were attended by about 350 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 150 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 51% 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 15.1%, which is more than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Kungota, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 13% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 10% lower.

In 2012, there were 422 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 69% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 93 m2.

About every other person in Kungota had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2012, 272 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kungota, which is 55 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)98101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-32
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1512
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Municipality Slovenia
Area km24920,273
Population4,7922,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment683717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)894991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)75,68390,739,422