Municipality Maribor

The urban municipality is one of the largest Slovenian municipalities in terms of population. Settlement Maribor lies along the Drava River and is the administrative, business and cultural centre of the municipality and the Podravska region.

Maribor

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

Municipality Maribor, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 148 km2; this ranks it 40th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2013 about 111,100 people (about 54,300 men and 56,800 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Maribor 2nd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 753 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 -2.4 (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 8.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 6.3 (in Slovenia 1.1).

The mean age of people in Maribor was 44.4 years, which was higher than the national average (42.2).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Maribor the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 176 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 Maribor 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 Maribor – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Maribor had 42 kindergarten. They were attended by 4,129 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 schools in Maribor were attended by about 7,380 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 3,540 pupils. There were 40 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 49% 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 18.3%, which is more than the national average (13.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Maribor, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 3% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 3% lower.

In 2013, there were 470 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 47% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 68 m2.

Every other person in Maribor had a car (45 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2013, 424 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Maribor, which is 104 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)753102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)61
Mean age of population (years)4442
Registered unemployment rate (%)1813
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2013 Municipality Slovenia
Area km214820,273
Population111,1152,059,114
Number of persons in paid employment51,070698,724
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)966997
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)5,169,18090,625,516