Savinjska region


Source: Archive Zlati Grič, Slovenske Konjice

The Savinjska statistical region had 12% of Slovenia’s population in 2021. With 112 inhabitants per square kilometre, it was among the most densely populated (the average for Slovenia is 104 inhabitants per square kilometre). The region stood out by the lowest share of people aged 80+ (5.1%). The mean age of the population in this region was 43.8 years, the same as the national average. As most of the other regions, Savinjska recorded a natural decrease, namely -2.9 per 1,000 population, while net migration was positive (2.1 per 1,000 population). The share of children included in kindergartens was the third highest among the regions (81.6% of children of the appropriate age). 21.8% of people aged 15 and over had tertiary education, which was less than the national average (25.0%). However, they are ranked among the regions with more students. In 2021, they had 36 students per 1,000 population, the same as in Jugovzhodna Slovenija and Gorenjska.

In 2021, 432,985 tourist arrivals were recorded, or 10.8% of the national total, and 1,381,850 overnight stays, or 12.3% of the national total. The large majority of tourists in the region were domestic, with foreign arrivals accounting for around a quarter. The severe material deprivation rate was the highest among regions (4.2%). People in this region were less satisfied with their life on average. They assessed satisfaction with their lives with the score of 7.5 out of 10.

In 2021, the employment rate in the Savinjska statistical region was at 68.4% the fifth highest and above the national average (66.7%). The difference between the employment rate for men (72.8%) and women (63.4%) was more than 9 percentage points. The share of persons in employment working outside the region of residence (20.5%) was among the lowest. In 2021, almost 23,300 enterprises operated here; each employed on average 4.6 people. Average monthly net earnings in Savinjska in 2021 amounted to EUR 1,161, which was approximately EUR 109 less than the national average. The region generated 10.9% of the national GDP and thus ranked third among the statistical regions. 60.3% of wastewater in the region was treated before discharge from the sewage system. A lower share was recorded only in Osrednjeslovenska. Each household in the region was supplied on average 42.7 m3 of water from the public water supply, ranking the region second in terms of public water supply.

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 2,301 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 258,677 2,107,007
Population density - 1 July 112.4 103.9
Mean age (years) - 1 July 43.8 43.8
Total increase per 1,000 population -0.8 -0.9
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 95,052 804,432
Employment rate (%) 68.4 66.7
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,161.11 1,270.3
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 14,292,367 137,819,826
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 10.8 10.6

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