Demographics of Slovenia: Wikis


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This article is about the demographic features of the population of Slovenia, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

The majority of Slovenia's population is Slovene (83.06%). Hungarians and Italians have the status of indigenous minorities under the Constitution of Slovenia, which guarantees them seats in the National Assembly. Most other minority groups, particularly those from the former Yugoslavia, relocated after World War II for economic reasons. The majority of Slovenians (57%) are Roman Catholic, though the country also has a small number of Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Slovene is a Slavic language, written in the Roman script.


CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.



2,003,584 (September 2005 est.) 2,024,335 (September 2007 est.) 2,051.333 (September 2008 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 14% (male 145,016/female 137,012)
15-64 years: 70.6% (male 715,629/female 704,079)
65 years and over: 15.4% (male 118,298/female 191,036) (2005 est.)

Population growth rate

0.01% (2006 est.)

Birth rate

10.8 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Death rate

9.1 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate

9.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.57 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Infant mortality rate

4.56 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 74.86 years
male: 70.97 years
female: 78.97 years (2000 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.53 children born/woman (2008 est.)


noun: Slovenian(s)
adjective: Slovenian or Slovene

Ethnic groups

Over four-fifths identify themselves as Slovene/Slovenian. Only 3 percent view themselves Yugoslavian from the time Slovenia is a republic of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Slovene 83.06%,Serb 1.98%, Croat 1.81%, Bosniak 1.10%, Italian 0.11%, Hungarian 0.32%, Roma 0.17%, unknown 11.45% (2002) An estimated 3% are "Yugoslavian" (2009).


Roman Catholic 57.8%, Protestant 0.9%, Orthodox Christian 2.3%, Muslim 2.4%, atheist 10.1%, other and unknown 26.5% (2002)


About 30 languages are spoken in Slovenia, yet there is only one official language (Slovenian) and two recognized minority languages: Prekmurje Hungarian and Istrian Italian. The other largest language is Austrian German spoken in the northernmost parts of the country.

Slovene (official), Italian and Hungarian also official in designated municipalities.

Slovene 87.7%, Serbo-Croatian 8%, Hungarian 0.4%, Albanian 0.4%, Macedonian 0.2%, Romani 0.2%, Italian 0.2%, German 0.1%, other 0.1% (Russian, Czech, Ukrainian, English, Slovak, Polish, Romanian, Turkish, Chinese, French, Bulgarian, Arabic, Spanish, Dutch, Vlach, Rusyn, Greek, Swedish, Danish or Armenian), unknown 2.7% (2002)


definition: NA
total population: 99%
male: NA%
female: NA%

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