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 2022 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2022 about 2,700 people (about 1,370 men and 1,340 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Benedikt 162nd 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 higher than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 4.4 (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 15.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 19.6 (in Slovenia 4.6).

The mean age of people in Benedikt was 39.4 years, which was lower than the national average (43.9).

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Benedikt the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 77 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 142. 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 four (Črna na Koroškem, Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Jezersko in Mislinja) 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 149 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 85% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 82%. In the school year 2022/23 elementary school in Benedikt was attended by about 290 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 130 pupils. There were 30 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 61% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self–employed persons), which is less than the national average (69%).

In Benedikt, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 19% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 16% lower.

Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 592 had a passenger car. The car was on average 11 years old.

In 2022, 206 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Benedikt, which is 155 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 24 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 2,703 2,108,732
Population density - 1 July 112 104
Mean age (years) - 1 July 39.4 43.9
Total increase per 1,000 population 19.6 4.6
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 324 824,134
Employment rate (%) 60.6 68.6
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,100.6 1,318.64
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 39,926 165,285,133
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 10.8 10.9

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