Municipality Ljubljana


Source: STO (, 28. 6. 2010), author J. Skok

Municipality Ljubljana, which is part of the osrednjeslovenska statistical region, measures 275 km2; this ranks it 11th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2015 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2015 about 287,350 people (about 138,050 men and 149,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Ljubljana 1th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 1,045 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 2.3 (in Slovenia 0.4). 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 1.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 3.8 (in Slovenia 0.6).

The mean age of people in Ljubljana was 42.1 years, which was lower than the national average (42.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Ljubljana the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 128 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 123. It also shows that the mean age of people in Ljubno 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 Ljubljana – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

In the school year 2015/2016 basic schools in Ljubljana were attended by about 22,450 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 8,650 pupils. There were 40 students and 9 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 39 per 1,000 and 9 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 57% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self–employed persons), which is less than the national average (58%).

The registered unemployment rate was 12.6%, which is more than the national average (12.3%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Ljubljana, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 16% higher than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 15% lower.

In 2015, there were 442 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 50% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 68 m2.

Every other person in Ljubljana had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8.8 years old.

In 2015, 378 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Ljubljana, which is 63 kg more than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2015 Municipality Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)1,045102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)41
Mean age of population (years)4243
Registered unemployment rate (%)1312
Average age of passenger cars (years)910
Data for year 2015 Municipality Slovenia
Area km227520,273
Number of persons in paid employment193,916713,076
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)1,1401,013
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)36,036,50695,298,760