Municipality Zagorje ob Savi

Zagorje ob Savi

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Municipality Zagorje ob Savi, which is part of the Zasavska statistical region, measures 147 km2; this ranks it 43rd among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2022 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2022 about 16,360 people (about 8,190 men and 8,170 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Zagorje ob Savi 31st among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 111 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 –3.1 (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 9.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 6.4 (in Slovenia 4.6).

The mean age of people in Zagorje ob Savi was 44.3 years, which was higher than the national average (43.9).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Zagorje ob Savi the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 142 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was the same as the national average of 142. It also shows that the mean age of people in Zagorje ob Savi is growing as fast as 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 Zagorje ob Savi – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Zagorje ob Savi had 5 kindergartens, which were attended by 647 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 81% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 82%. In the school year 2022/23 elementary schools in Zagorje ob Savi were attended by about 1,540 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 630 pupils. There were 36 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 70% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self–employed persons), which is more than the national average (69%).

In Zagorje ob Savi, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 13% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 11% lower.

Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 560 had a passenger car. The car was on average 11 years old.

In 2022, 323 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Zagorje ob Savi, which is 38 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 147 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 16,356 2,108,732
Population density - 1 July 111 104
Mean age (years) - 1 July 44.3 43.9
Total increase per 1,000 population 6.4 4.6
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 3,891 824,134
Employment rate (%) 70.0 68.6
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,166.61 1,318.64
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 506,839 165,285,133
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 10.6 10.9

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