Municipality Šempeter - Vrtojba

Šempeter - Vrtojba

Source: Municipality of Šempeter - Vrtojba (, 26. 6. 2010), archives of the municipality of Šempeter - Vrtojba

Municipality Šempeter - Vrtojba, which is part of the Goriška statistical region, measures 15 km2; this ranks it 205th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2020 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2020 about 6,250 people (about 3,120 men and 3,130 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Šempeter - Vrtojba 85th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 417 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 104 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 -1.4 (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 1.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -0.2 (in Slovenia 6.2).

The mean age of people in Šempeter - Vrtojba was 46.2 years, which was higher than the national average (43.6).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Šempeter - Vrtojba the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 178 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 136. It also shows that the mean age of people in Šempeter - Vrtojba 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 three (Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Jezersko in Loški Potok) higher than the ageing index for men. In Šempeter - Vrtojba – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Šempeter - Vrtojba had 1 kindergarten, which was attended by 292 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 81% were included in kindergartens, which was the same as national average. In the school year 2020/21 elementary schools in Šempeter - Vrtojba were attended by about 670 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 210 pupils. There were 38 students and 8 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 68% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average (66%).

In Šempeter - Vrtojba, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 1% higher than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 2% higher.

Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 640 had a passenger car. The car was on average 12 years old.

In 2020, 584 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Šempeter - Vrtojba, which is 229 kg more 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 15 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 6,245 2,100,126
Population density - 1 July 417 104
Mean age (years) - 1 July 46.2 43.6
Total increase per 1,000 population -0.2 6.2
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 5,104 794,623
Employment rate (%) 68.4 65.6
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,230.32 1,208.65
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 630,514 113,691,184
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 12.0 10.4

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