Gorenjska region


Source: Slovenian tourist board

The Gorenjska statistical region, in terms of the population the fourth largest region in Slovenia, had 10% of Slovenia’s population in 2022. The population density here was lower than the national average. Together with the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, this region stood out with the second highest share of people aged 0–14. In both, the share of people in this age group was 15.8%. This region recorded the third highest natural increase in 2022. It was -1.2 per 1,000 population. Only in this region was total migration per 1,000 population negative at -3.6. This region had the fourth highest share of third-born children or children of a higher order, at 16.4%. Only Jugovzhodna Slovenija, Goriška and Primorsko-notranjska had higher shares. Births outside marriage accounted for 53% of all births in the region, which was one of the lowest shares among the regions. The educational structure of the population was better than in most regions. The share of population with basic education or less was lower than the national average (third lowest), while the share of population with tertiary education was the second highest with 34.3% of the population aged 25–64 having tertiary education.

The employment rate was the second highest in the country at 71.7% and the LFS unemployment rate was the second lowest at 2.8%. Of the employed persons resident in the region, 28.9% went to work in other regions, most of them (88.0%) in Osrednjeslovenska. Average monthly net earnings in this region amounted to EUR 1,291, which was 2.5% less than the national average. GDP per capita in this region in 2022 amounted to EUR 23,695, which was 12.4% less than the average for Slovenia. Around 22,400 enterprises operated in this region. Almost 84,900 people worked in them.

The severe material deprivation rate was the lowest (0.7%), the at-risk-of-poverty rate was the second lowest (9.1%) and the risk of social exclusion was the third lowest (10.2%). People living in Gorenjska assessed general satisfaction with their life with the highest average score, i.e. 7.9 out of 10. There were 559 cars per 1,000 population in the region, with only the Osrednjeslovenska and Zasavska regions having fewer. On the other hand, the age of cars (10.6 years) was lower than the national average of 10.9 years.

In 2022, the region recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals of all regions i.e. 1,394,784 or 23.8% of all tourists in Slovenia. This was mainly due to foreign tourists, who generated the highest number of arrivals (1,076,737) and overnight stays (2,819,386), in both cases accounting for just over 27% of total arrivals and overnight stays of foreign tourists 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 2,137 20,271
Population - Total - 1 July 210,747 2,108,732
Population density - 1 July 98.6 104.0
Mean age (years) - 1 July 43.5 43.9
Total increase per 1,000 population -4.8 4.6
Number of persons in paid employment (by work place) 70,160 824,134
Employment rate (%) 71.7 68.6
Average monthly net earnings per person (EUR) 1,291.18 1,318.64
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR) 11,445,122 165,285,133
Average age of passenger cars - 31 December 10.6 10.9

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