Municipality Gornji Petrovci

The municipality is situated at the north eastern part of the Goričko hills. A large part of the population still works in agriculture. The municipality offers some important monuments and tourist attractions.

Gornji Petrovci

Source: Wikipedija (http://sl.wikipedia.org, 23. 6. 2010), author SI-Ziga

Municipality Gornji Petrovci, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 67 km2; this ranks it 102nd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2013 about 2,100 people (about 1,050 men and 1,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Gornji Petrovci 179th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 32 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 -7.1 (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 -9.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -17 (in Slovenia 1.1).

The mean age of people in Gornji Petrovci was 46.4 years, which was higher than the national average (42.2).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Gornji Petrovci the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 194 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 Gornji Petrovci 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 Gornji Petrovci – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Gornji Petrovci had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 48 children or 60% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic school in Gornji Petrovci was attended by about 120 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 70 pupils. There were 30 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 50% 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 16.6%, which is more than the national average (13.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Gornji Petrovci, 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 543 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 59% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 84 m2.

About every other person in Gornji Petrovci had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.

In 2013, 131 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Gornji Petrovci, which is 189 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)32102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-171
Mean age of population (years)4642
Registered unemployment rate (%)1713
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Area km26720,273
Population2,1222,059,114
Number of persons in paid employment240698,724
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)782997
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)7,71590,625,516