Municipality Poljčane

The municipality lies in the north-eastern Slovenia between Boč hill and Dravinja hills. One of the municipal natural sights is Boč with the altitude of 979 metres above see level. Several footpaths lead to the top of the hill.

Poljčane

Source: SOkol ARSO (http://nfp-si.eionet.europa.eu/sokol, 28. 6. 2010), author Albert Kolar

Municipality Poljčane, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 38 km2; this ranks it 152nd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2013 about 4,500 people (about 2,150 men and 2,350 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Poljčane 110th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 120 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 102 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 -15.6 (in Slovenia 0.9). 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 -3.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -19.1 (in Slovenia 1.1).

The mean age of people in Poljčane was 44.6 years, which was higher than the national average (42.2).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Poljčane the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 152 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 119. It also shows that the mean age of people in Poljčane 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 Poljčane – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Poljčane had 3 kindergarten. They were attended by 166 children or 79% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic school in Poljčane was attended by about 360 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 130 pupils. There were 40 students and 8 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 44 per 1,000 and 9 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 55% 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 (13.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Poljčane, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 26% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 22% lower.

In 2013, there were 407 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 58% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 80 m2.

Every other person in Poljčane had a car (48 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.

In 2013, 263 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Poljčane, which is 57 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)120102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-191
Mean age of population (years)4542
Registered unemployment rate (%)1513
Average age of passenger cars (years)109
Data for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23820,273
Population4,5002,059,114
Number of persons in paid employment820698,724
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)776997
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)63,93290,625,516