Municipality Škofja Loka

Škofja Loka

Source: STO (, 18. 6. 2010), author B. Kladnik

Municipality Škofja Loka, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 146 km2; this ranks it 44th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2021 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2021 about 23,540 people (about 11,690 men and 11,840 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Škofja Loka 14th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 161 people per square kilometre, which was higher 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 0.6 (in Slovenia -2.0). 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 6.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 7.1 (in Slovenia -0.9).

The mean age of people in Škofja Loka was 42.3 years, which was lower than the national average (43.8).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Škofja Loka the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 118 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 139. It also shows that the mean age of people in Škofja Loka 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 five (Črna na Koroškem, Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Jezersko, Loški Potok in Mislinja) higher than the ageing index for men. In Škofja Loka – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Škofja Loka had 9 kindergartens, which were attended by 1029 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 78% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 81%. In the school year 2021/22 elementary schools in Škofja Loka were attended by about 2,390 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 920 pupils. There were 40 students and 8 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 39 per 1,000 and 8 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 71% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average (67%).

In Škofja Loka, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 2% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 1% lower.

Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 538 had a passenger car. The car was on average 10 years old.

In 2021, 294 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Škofja Loka, which is 71 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid for 2021

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 146 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 23,535 2,107,007
Population density - 1 July 161 104
Mean age (years) - 1 July 42.3 43.8
Total increase per 1,000 population 7.1 -0.9
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 9,142 804,432
Employment rate (%) 70.8 66.7
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,254.81 1,270.3
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 1,332,541 137,819,826
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 10.4 10.6

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