Municipality Sveti Tomaž

The municipality Sveti Tomaž is part of the Podravska region and was established in 2006 as a separate part of the Ormož municipality. The prevailing activity of persons in employment is agriculture.

Sveti Tomaž

Source: Municipality of Sveti Tomaž (http://www.kidricevo.si, 29. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Sveti Tomaž

Municipality Sveti Tomaž, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 38 km2; this ranks it 153rd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2013 about 2,100 people (about 1,000 men and 1,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Sveti Tomaž 180th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 55 people per square kilometre, which was lower 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 -2.9 (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 -16.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -19.5 (in Slovenia 1.1).

The mean age of people in Sveti Tomaž was 42.0 years, which was lower than the national average (42.2).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Sveti Tomaž the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 120 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 Sveti Tomaž 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 Sveti Tomaž – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Sveti Tomaž had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 59 children or 74% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic school in Sveti Tomaž was attended by about 170 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 90 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 60% 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 13.1%, which is the same as the national average. As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Sveti Tomaž, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 7% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 3% lower.

In 2013, there were 428 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 57% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 79 m2.

Every other person in Sveti Tomaž had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.

In 2013, 110 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Sveti Tomaž, which is 210 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)55102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-201
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1313
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Area km23820,273
Population2,1012,059,114
Number of persons in paid employment79698,724
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)964997
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)3,18190,625,516