Municipality Loška dolina

The municipality is from all sides closed karst hollow with flat, partly flooded bottom. It is surrounded by higher karst plateaus such as Snežnik. A karst cave worth seeing is called Križna cave and has 22 lakes.

Loška dolina

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

Municipality Loška dolina, which is part of the Notranjsko-kraška statistical region, measures 167 km2; this ranks it 31st among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2013 about 3,900 people (about 2,000 men and 1,900 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Loška dolina 130th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 23 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 1.8 (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 -2.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -0.3 (in Slovenia 1.1).

The mean age of people in Loška dolina was 42.7 years, which was higher than the national average (42.2).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Loška dolina the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 124 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 Loška dolina 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 Loška dolina – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Loška dolina had 2 kindergarten. They were attended by 130 children or 58% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic schools in Loška dolina were attended by about 350 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 130 pupils. There were 40 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 62% 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 14.1%, which is more than the national average (13.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Loška dolina, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 21% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 18% lower.

In 2013, there were 368 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 72% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 91 m2.

Every other person in Loška dolina had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.

In 2013, 239 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Loška dolina, which is 81 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)23102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)1
Mean age of population (years)4342
Registered unemployment rate (%)1413
Average age of passenger cars (years)109
Data for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Area km216720,273
Population3,8822,059,114
Number of persons in paid employment1,246698,724
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)817997
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)97,95590,625,516