Municipality Kranjska Gora

The municipality lies in the north-western part of Slovenia, at the three-country border with Austria and Italy. The municipality is an important alpine tourist area, attractive in both winter and summer.

Kranjska Gora

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

Municipality Kranjska Gora, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 256 km2; this ranks it 17th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2013 about 5,300 people (about 2,650 men and 2,700 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Kranjska Gora 98th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 21 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 -7.7 (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 11.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 4.1 (in Slovenia 1.1).

The mean age of people in Kranjska Gora was 46.3 years, which was higher than the national average (42.2).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Kranjska Gora the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 190 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 Kranjska Gora 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 Kranjska Gora – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Kranjska Gora had 3 kindergarten. They were attended by 174 children or 76% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic schools in Kranjska Gora were attended by about 360 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 140 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 56% 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 9.4%, which is less than the national average (13.1%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Kranjska Gora, 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 12% lower.

In 2013, there were 718 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 53% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 76 m2.

About every other person in Kranjska Gora had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.

In 2013, 404 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Kranjska Gora, which is 84 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)21102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)41
Mean age of population (years)4642
Registered unemployment rate (%)913
Average age of passenger cars (years)109
Data for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Area km225620,273
Population5,3082,059,114
Number of persons in paid employment1,141698,724
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)882997
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)59,07990,625,516