On 1 October 2016 Slovenia had a population of 2,065,879 or 1,638 more than three months earlier. The number of Slovene citizens decreased while the number of foreign citizens increased and reached 5.5%.
Fewer citizens of Slovenia, more foreign citizens
According to the Statistical Office of Slovenia, the population of Slovenia increased by more than 1,600 in the third quarter of 2016. The number of citizens of Slovenia decreased by more than 500 (0.0%), while the number of foreign citizens increased by more than 2,100 (2.0%). On 1 October 2016 the 112,767 foreign citizens represented 5.5% of Slovenia’s population.
Increasing share of women among foreign citizens
On 1 October 2016 the population of Slovenia consisted of 1,024,939 men and 1,040,940 women. The share of women among citizens of Slovenia was 51.3% (this share has been slowly decreasing for a number of years); among foreign citizens there were 35.0% women (their share has increased by 3.3 percentage points in the last four years).
Table 1: Population by groups and sex, Slovenia