Municipality Apače


Source: Slovenija, kam na izlet (, 23. 6. 2010), archives of Slovenia, kam na izlet

Municipality Apače, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 54 km2; this ranks it 125th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2019 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2019 about 3,530 people (about 1,760 men and 1,770 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Apače 140th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 66 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 103 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 1.1 (in Slovenia -0.6). 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 4.0. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 5.1 (in Slovenia 7.2).

The mean age of people in Apače was 43.8 years, which was higher than the national average (43.4).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Apače the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 136 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 133. It also shows that the mean age of people in Apače 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 two (Jezersko and Loški Potok) higher than the ageing index for men. In Apače – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Apače had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 127 children or 90% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 81%. In the school year 2019/20 elementary schools in Apače were attended by about 260 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 100 pupils. There were 22 students and 3 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 37 per 1,000 and 8 per 1,000, respectively.

Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 45% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average (66%).

In Apače, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 17% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 14% lower.

Among 100 inhabitants in the municipality, 61 had a passenger car. The car was on average 10 years old.

In 2019, 346 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Apače, which is 13 kg less than on average in Slovenia.

Population pyramid for 2019

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 54 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 3,532 2,089,310
Population density - 1 July 66 103
Mean age (years) - 1 July 43.8 43.4
Total increase per 1,000 population 5.1 7.2
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 335 801,909
Employment rate (%) 45.0 66.0
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 978.90 1,133.50
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 27,489 121,356,615
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 9.7 10.2

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