Municipality Veržej


Source: STO (, 18. 6. 2010), author Damjan Renko

Municipality Veržej, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 12 km2; this ranks it 207th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2021 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2021 about 1,340 people (about 680 men and 660 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Veržej 200th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 112 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 -3.0 (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 17.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 14.9 (in Slovenia -0.9).

The mean age of people in Veržej was 46.4 years, which was lower than the national average (43.8).

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

Veržej had 1 kindergarten, which was attended by 48 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 77% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 81%. In the school year 2021/22 elementary school in Veržej was attended by about 110 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 50 pupils. There were 27 students and 12 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 64% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average (67%).

In Veržej, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 10% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 8% lower.

Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 574 had a passenger car. The car was on average 11 years old.

In 2021, 381 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Veržej, which is 16 kg more 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 12 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 1,343 2,107,007
Population density - 1 July 112 104
Mean age (years) - 1 July 46.4 43.8
Total increase per 1,000 population 14.9 -0.9
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 258 804,432
Employment rate (%) 64.2 66.7
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,165.45 1,270.3
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 29,443 137,819,826
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 10.7 10.6

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