Municipality Rogaška Slatina

The area of the municipality geographically belongs to the eastern part of the Upper Sotla area. Springs of mineral water were known already in antique times. Today they are used for health and tourism purposes.

Rogaška Slatina

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

Municipality Rogaška Slatina, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 72 km2; this ranks it 100th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2013 about 11,050 people (about 5,500 men and 5,550 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Rogaška Slatina 51st among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 155 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 102 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 1.3 (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 -9.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -8 (in Slovenia 1.1).

The mean age of people in Rogaška Slatina was 41.4 years, which was lower than the national average (42.2).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Rogaška Slatina the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 105 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 119. It also shows that the mean age of people in Rogaška Slatina 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 Rogaška Slatina – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Rogaška Slatina had 4 kindergarten. They were attended by 423 children or 80% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic schools in Rogaška Slatina were attended by about 930 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 460 pupils. There were 40 students and 7 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 61% 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 12.8%, which is less than the national average (13.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Rogaška Slatina, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 20% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 18% lower.

In 2013, there were 395 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 62% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 83 m2.

Every other person in Rogaška Slatina had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2013, 232 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Rogaška Slatina, which is 88 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)155102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-81
Mean age of population (years)4142
Registered unemployment rate (%)1313
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Area km27220,273
Population11,0512,059,114
Number of persons in paid employment3,752698,724
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)816997
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)231,63890,625,516