GDP per capita in Plovdiv district has continued to grow. The share of the working-age population is relatively high, but while the unemployment rate is significantly more favorable than the national average, the employment rate is lagging behind. Investment and business activity has registered a significant growth. The infrastructural development in the district can be assessed as very good. The level of the taxes on retail trade and taxi transportation in Plovdiv district is below the national average. The AIP active transparency rating of the local administration is above the country’s average.

Against the general trend towards population aging in the country, Plovdiv performs relatively well. The age dependency ratios are favorable. Students’ results are high. Plovdiv is also among the districts with the largest relative numbers of doctors and hospital beds. The relative number of patients treated in the local hospitals is the highest in the country. The workloads of the criminal judges in Plovdiv district are among the heaviest in the country but the speed of delivery of justice is relatively high. The share of forest areas is equal to the country’s average, but that of degraded land is considerably lower. Cultural life in the district is relatively active.

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