Municipality Središče ob Dravi

Središče ob Dravi

Source: SOkol ARSO (, 28. 6. 2010), author Marjan Šenica

Municipality Središče ob Dravi, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 33 km2; this ranks it 169th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2022 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2022 about 1,890 people (about 940 men and 960 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Središče ob Dravi 186th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 58 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 104 people per square kilometre.

The number of live births was the same as the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was zero (in Slovenia –2,3). 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 4.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 4.2 (in Slovenia 4.6).

The mean age of people in Središče ob Dravi was 47.3 years, which was higher than the national average (43.9).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Središče ob Dravi the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 186 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 142. It also shows that the mean age of people in Središče ob Dravi is growing more rapidly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all municipalities except in four (Črna na Koroškem, Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Jezersko in Mislinja) higher than the ageing index for men. In Središče ob Dravi – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Središče ob Dravi had 1 kindergarten, which was attended by 64 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 84% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 82%. In the school year 2022/23 elementary school in Središče ob Dravi was attended by about 160 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 60 pupils. There were 26 students and 8 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 38 per 1,000 and 8 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 68% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self–employed persons), which is less than the national average (69%).

In Središče ob Dravi, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 4% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 3% lower.

Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 568 had a passenger car. The car was on average 12 years old.

In 2022, 247 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Središče ob Dravi, which is 114 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid for 2022

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 33 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 1,893 2,108,732
Population density - 1 July 58 104
Mean age (years) - 1 July 47.3 43.9
Total increase per 1,000 population 4.2 4.6
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 308 824,134
Employment rate (%) 67.7 68.6
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,274.01 1,318.64
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 41,762 165,285,133
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 11.5 10.9

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