Pomurska region


Source: Archive TIC Moravske Toplice

The Pomurska statistical region had 5.4% of Slovenia’s population in 2021. The region stood out with the highest natural decrease (5.9 per 1,000 population) and the lowest share of foreign citizens in the population (2.5%). The age structure of the population was the least favourable here. The share of young people (aged 0–14) in this region was the lowest at 13.1% and the share of population aged 65 or more was the highest (24.0%). The mean age of the population in the Pomurska statistical region was the highest in Slovenia (46.1 years). Residents of this region were on average 3.9 years older than in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, where the mean age of the population was the lowest. Life expectancy at birth was the lowest for boys and second lowest for girls. Boys born in 2021 in this region can expect to live 75.8 years, while girls can expect to live 82.0 years. The number of divorces per 1,000 population was higher than in most of the other regions (1 per 1,000 population). The educational structure of the population was also less favourable. Almost a third of the population had only basic education or less. This region has the second highest share of children aged 1–5 included in kindergartens (82.7%).

Residents of Pomurska assessed general satisfaction with their life with the lowest average score of 7.3 out of 10. The share of households that received financial or material assistance from charities in this region was second highest, namely 6%; it was only higher in Zasavska (8%). Dwellings that were in bad condition (problems such as a leaking roof, damp walls/floors/foundation, or rot in window frames or the floor) were inhabited by 24% of households, which was the second highest share among the regions. On the other hand, the region had the second lowest overcrowding rate; 8.1% of people lived in dwellings with too few rooms for the number of household members.

In the Pomurska statistical region, 3.7% of the national GDP was generated in 2021. GDP per capita amounted to EUR 16,920, 31.7% less than the average in Slovenia. The region had about 8,000 enterprises, which on average employed 4.3 people. The employment rates for men (61.7%) and women (56.0%) were the lowest 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 1,336 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 114,540 2,107,007
Population density - 1 July 85.8 103.9
Mean age (years) - 1 July 46.1 43.8
Total increase per 1,000 population -4.2 -0.9
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 33,375 804,432
Employment rate (%) 58.9 66.7
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,176.61 1,270.3
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 3,732,010 137,819,826
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 10.4 10.6

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