Municipality Benedikt


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Municipality Benedikt, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 24 km2; this ranks it 191st among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2020 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2020 about 2,610 people (about 1,330 men and 1,290 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Benedikt 167th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 108 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 1.1 (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 0.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.9 (in Slovenia 6.2).

The mean age of people in Benedikt was 39.2 years, which was lower than the national average (43.6).

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Benedikt the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 71 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 136. It also shows that the mean age of people in Benedikt 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 three (Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Jezersko in Loški Potok) higher than the ageing index for men. In Benedikt – in contrast to most Slovene municipalities – less women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.

Benedikt had 1 kindergarten, which was attended by 131 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 school in Benedikt was attended by about 290 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 120 pupils. There were 27 students and 7 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 58% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average (66%).

In Benedikt, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 18% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 16% lower.

Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 588 had a passenger car. The car was on average 10 years old.

In 2020, 215 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Benedikt, which is 140 kg less 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 24 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 2,611 2,100,126
Population density - 1 July 108 104
Mean age (years) - 1 July 39.2 43.6
Total increase per 1,000 population 1.9 6.2
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 307 794,623
Employment rate (%) 58.1 65.6
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,017.28 1,208.65
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 26,928 113,691,184
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 10.4 10.4

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