District Blagoevgrad


 
district: BLAGOEVGRAD (BLG)
Domains Indicators Years
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Demographic statistics Population as of 31.12. - Total (number) 315 577 312 831 310 321 307 882 305 123
Population as of 31.12. - Мale (number) 154 280 152 762 151 342 150 007 148 542
Population as of 31.12. - Female (number) 161 297 160 069 158 979 157 875 156 581
Natural increase rate (per 1 000 persons of the population) - ‰ -3.6 -3.5 -3.5 -4.6 -4.5
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) - ‰ 6.4 5.3 7.1 3.7 4.5
Mortality rate - Total (per 1 000 population) - ‰ 12.9 13.0 12.6 13.3 13.2
Mortality rate - Male (per 1 000 population) - ‰ 14.3 14.4 13.9 14.6 14.9
Mortality rate - Female (per 1 000 population) - ‰ 11.4 11.6 11.4 12.0 11.7
Labour market Average annual number of employees under labour contract (number) 89 016 89 286 89 355 89 746 88 781
Average annual wages and salaries of the employees under labour contract (levs) 6 818 7 181 7 658 8 297 9 024
Economic activity rate - 15 - 64 completed years (%) 73.0 70.8 69.8 72.6 74.6
Employment rate - 15 - 64 completed years (%) 62.6 63.4 64.0 69.2 71.0
Unemployment rate (%) 14.1 10.3 8.3 4.6 4.7
Unemployed persons registered at the labour offices as of 31.12. (number) 21 523 20 895 16 535 16 228 15 220
Relative share of the population aged between 25 and 64 years with higher education (%) 19.6 19.5 19.4 19.9 20.7
Relative share of the population aged between 25 and 64 years with secondary education (%) 56.6 57.7 58.8 60.5 60.1
Relative share of the population aged between 25 and 64 years with primary or lower education (%) 23.8 22.8 21.9 19.6 19.2
Health services Hospital establishments as of 31.12. (number) 13 13 12 11 11
Hospital beds in the hospital establishments as of 31.12. (number) 1 617 1 608 1 604 1 603 1 650
Physicians in health establishments as of 31.12. per 10 000 population (number) 29.8 31.5 30.3 30.7 29.9
Education Schools (primary, lower and upper secondary educations stage) - number 130 128 127 124 124
Enrolments in all type of schools (primary, lower and upper secondary educations stage) - number 34 890 34 879 35 249 34 940 34 573
Group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens (%) 89.3 88.2 88.8 89.2 88.9
Investments Foreign direct investment in non-financial enterprises as of 31.12. (thousand euro) 384 666.4 446 364.4 482 986.7 474 396.6 499 326.7
Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets (thousand levs) 495 204 560 486 427 467 487 138 539 533
Non-financial enterprises Turnover (thousand levs) 5 642 119 6 410 596 6 554 553 7 379 929 7 592 886
Output (thousand levs) 4 206 879 4 805 617 4 876 689 5 579 173 5 620 867
Value added at factor cost (thousand levs) 1 135 734 1 373 276 1 476 922 1 555 133 1 670 126
Relative share of enterprises with up to 9 persons employed in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 93.4 93.3 93.7 93.5 93.6
Relative share of enterprises with 10-49 employees in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 5.4 5.6 5.3 5.5 5.5
Relative share of enterprises with 50-249 employees in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8
Relative share of enterprises with more than 250 employees in total number of enterprises in the district (%) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Transport Length of motorways (km) - 19 19 19 43
Length of category I roads (km) 87 74 75 75 75
Length of category II roads (km) 153 152 152 152 152
Length of category III roads (km) 426 432 434 434 438
Length of railway lines (km) 162 161 161 161 161
R & D Expenditure on research and development
(R & D) - thousand levs
3 421 4 079 5 291 4 770 4 720
Staff engaged in research and development (R & D) - number 587 613 676 688 703
Information Society Relative share of households with Internet access (%) 61.9 63.3 64 63.3 71.4
Relative share of individuals aged 16-74, regulary using internet (every day or at least once per week) - % 54.3 55.6 57 61.3 61.2
Housing fund Residential buildings (number) 79 172 79 214 79 237 79 255 79 265
Dwellings (number) 140 231 140 431 140 474 140 506 140 519
Tourism Accommodation establishments (number) 287 299 289 266 250
Nights spent - total (number) 1 163 068 1 203 329 1 353 443 1 379 465 1 437 615

1) The indicator "Unemployment" rate is calculated from Labour force survey data.
2) The Hospital establishments, Hospital beds and Physicians attached to the other offices are included in the total number for the country, but are not territorially distributed by districts.
3) Reference date for indicators "Schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)", "Enrolments in all type of schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)" and "Group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens" is 1st of October for the respective school year.
4) For indicators "Schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)" and "Enrolments in all type of schools (primary, lower and upper secondary education stage)" from 2017/2018 school year there is a break in the time series due to changes in the national education system. The data are not comparable to the previous school years.
5) The group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens is calculated as per cent of number of enrolments in pre-primary education - age group 3-6 years to the number of population in the same age group.
6) Since 2007 the data for indicator "Foreign direct investment in non-financial enterprises" is in thousand EUR.
7) Data on the indicator "Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets" also includes the cost for purchasing land.
8) The indicators "Turnover", "Output" and "Value added at factor cost" are calculated according to the methodology of Structural business statistics for all non-financial enterprises which have submitted annual reports on their activities in the NSI.
9) Roads from the republican road network do not cross the territory of the district Sofia (stolitsa).
10) Data on indicators in the topic "Tourism" include categorized accommodation establishments with 10 and more bed-places in use during the reference year.
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() due to small sample figures in brackets are not reliable
04.03.2020