Zasavska region



Municipalities in region

In terms of the area, the Zasavska statistical region is the smallest in Slovenia. It is more than five times smaller than Jugovzhodna Slovenia, the largest one. Zasavska had about 3% of Slovenia’s population in 2021. With a population density of 117 inhabitants per square kilometre, it was the third most densely populated region. The share of foreign citizens among the population was among the lowest (6.1%). The difference between the number of men and women was the smallest. In 2021, 63 more women than men were living in this region. The educational structure of the population was less favourable. Namely, only 20% of the population had tertiary education, which was 5 percentage points less than the national average. In 2021, the region had 33 students per 1,000 population, making it one of the regions with fewer students. Housing costs (including possible rent or mortgage repayments) were a heavy burden in 2021 for 33% of households in the region. Compared to other regions, this was the highest share. The share of households receiving material and/or financial support from charity organisations was the highest in this region (8%).

The employment rate in Zasavska in 2021 was slightly lower than the national average; it was 66.1%. The difference between the employment rate for men (68.7%) and women (63.3%) was the lowest among the regions at 5.4 percentage points. The share of people who worked outside the region of residence was the highest in this region (53.3%); the vast majority of these persons worked in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region. Average net earnings in Zasavska in 2021 amounted to EUR 1,168, which was EUR 103 less than the national average or EUR 215 less than in Osrednjeslovenska. In the Zasavska statistical region the GDP per capita was the lowest in the country (EUR 13,236), representing 1.4% of the national GDP. The region had just over 4,000 enterprises. The number of passenger cars per 1,000 population was also the lowest (539), while their average age (10.6 years) was the same as the national average.

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 485 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 56,917 2,107,007
Population density - 1 July 117.3 103.9
Mean age (years) - 1 July 44.8 43.8
Total increase per 1,000 population -5.7 -0.9
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 12,624 804,432
Employment rate (%) 66.1 66.7
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,167.74 1,270.3
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 1,443,855 137,819,826
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 10.6 10.6

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