Municipality Sodražica


Source: Municipality of Sodražica (, 30. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Sodražica

Municipality Sodražica, which is part of the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region, measures 50 km2; this ranks it 132nd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2020 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2020 about 2,220 people (about 1,120 men and 1,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Sodražica 178th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 45 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 104 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 3.2 (in Slovenia -2.5). 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 26.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 29.3 (in Slovenia 6.2).

The mean age of people in Sodražica was 42.5 years, which was lower than the national average (43.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Sodražica the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 105 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was lower than the national average of 136. It also shows that the mean age of people in Sodražica is growing more slowly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all municipalities except in three (Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Jezersko in Loški Potok) higher than the ageing index for men. In Sodražica – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Sodražica had 1 kindergarten, which was attended by 135 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 85% were included in kindergartens, which was more than national average of 81%. In the school year 2020/21 elementary school in Sodražica was attended by about 260 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 80 pupils. There were 29 students and 4 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 39 per 1,000 and 7 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 70% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average (66%).

In Sodražica, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 13% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 10% lower.

Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 558 had a passenger car. The car was on average 11 years old.

In 2020, 259 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Sodražica, which is 96 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid for 2020

The population pyramid is a graphical illustration of the age and sex structure of the population. The length of an individual bar in the chart represents the share of population in an individual age group. If you position the cursor on a single line, the share is displayed. The share of the male population is shown on the left side and of the female population on the right side of the pyramid.

Surface area (sq. km) - 1 January 50 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 2,215 2,100,126
Population density - 1 July 45 104
Mean age (years) - 1 July 42.5 43.6
Total increase per 1,000 population 29.3 6.2
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 337 794,623
Employment rate (%) 69.7 65.6
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,087.89 1,208.65
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 19,588 113,691,184
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 10.8 10.4

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