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Slovenia Had 2,108,977 Residents on 1 Jan 2021, Including 168,651 Foreigners

Slovenia had 2,108,977 residents on 1 January, of whom 1,940,326 were citizens of Slovenia and 168,651 were foreigners. A negative trend was observed in the last quarter of 2020, as the number of births decreased and the number of deaths increased compared to the same period the year before, the Statistics Office has reported.

On 1 January 2021, men outnumbered women in Slovenia, as there were 1,059,938 male residents and 1,049,039 female residents.

The share of women among the Slovenian citizens, which has been slowly declining for a number of years, stood at 51.1%, while among foreign residents it was only 34.2% or a total of 57,742.

In the last quarter of 2020, 7,028 people moved to Slovenia, which is almost 5% less year-on-year, while the number of people who moved out from the country was up by 5% to 5,562.


The number of Slovenian citizens who moved out of the country in the fourth quarter of last year was higher than the number of foreign citizens who moved out, the Statistics Office notes.


According to preliminary data, there were 4,480 births in Slovenia in the last quarter of 2020, while there were 8,431 deaths. The number of births was down 4.7% year-on-year, and the number of deaths was up by 64.8%.

In the fourth quarter of last year, fewer people got married year-on-year, but there were also fewer divorces. The number of new marriages dropped by a quarter to 711, and the number of divorces was down by more than a third to 400.

A total of 43,190 people moved internally within Slovenia in the last quarter of 2020, which is 52% more than in the same period in 2019.

The Statistics Office attributes this mostly to the Covid-19 epidemic, as many people decided to change their residence address due to the ban on travel between municipalities or regions.


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