Municipality Vransko

The municipality lies in the Upper Savinja valley. Fertile soil, relief and climate are convenient for hop growing. The legend says that here was the lake with a lot of crows – that is origin of the municipal name (Vransko – place with crows).

Vransko

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 22. 6. 2010), author SI-Ziga

Municipality Vransko, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 53 km2; this ranks it 128th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2013 about 2,600 people (about 1,300 men and 1,350 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Vransko 164th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 49 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 -5 (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. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -21 (in Slovenia 1.1).

The mean age of people in Vransko was 41.6 years, which was lower than the national average (42.2).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Vransko the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 109 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 Vransko 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 Vransko – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Vransko had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 143 children or 78% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic school in Vransko was attended by about 260 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 130 pupils. There were 50 students and 5 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 58% 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%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Vransko, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 14% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.

In 2013, there were 388 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 68% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 91 m2.

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

In 2013, 278 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Vransko, which is 42 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)49102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-211
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1313
Average age of passenger cars (years)109
Data for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Area km25320,273
Population2,6192,059,114
Number of persons in paid employment452698,724
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)883997
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)36,13490,625,516