Municipality Cerklje na Gorenjskem

The municipality has a favourable position at the cross-point from the Ljubljana basin to the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. It is a contact point of lively natural environment and cultural landscape, which reflects in the way of life of the locals.

Cerklje na Gorenjskem

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

Municipality Cerklje na Gorenjskem, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 78 km2; this ranks it 86th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2013 about 7,300 people (about 3,650 men and 3,650 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Cerklje na Gorenjskem 71st among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 94 people per square kilometre, which was lower 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 5.7 (in Slovenia 0.9). 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 8.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 14.5 (in Slovenia 1.1).

The mean age of people in Cerklje na Gorenjskem was 39.2 years, which was lower than the national average (42.2).

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Cerklje na Gorenjskem the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 83 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 Cerklje na Gorenjskem 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 Cerklje na Gorenjskem – in contrast to most Slovene municipalities – fewer women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Cerklje na Gorenjskem had 3 kindergarten. They were attended by 322 children or 68% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic schools in Cerklje na Gorenjskem were attended by about 720 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 330 pupils. There were 50 students and 9 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 7.7%, which is less than the national average (13.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Cerklje na Gorenjskem, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 47% higher than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 38% higher.

In 2013, there were 359 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 80% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 100 m2.

About every other person in Cerklje na Gorenjskem had a car (58 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2013, 254 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Cerklje na Gorenjskem, which is 66 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)94102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)151
Mean age of population (years)3942
Registered unemployment rate (%)813
Average age of passenger cars (years)109
Data for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Area km27820,273
Population7,3172,059,114
Number of persons in paid employment2,549698,724
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)1,379997
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)408,30790,625,516