Demographic events, Slovenia, 2016

Average day in 2016: 56 births, 54 deaths, 45 immigrants, 43 emigrants, 18 marriages and 7 divorces

Natural increase and net migration were positive in 2016: the former by 656 and the latter by 1,051 persons. Total increase was 1,707, which was 30% more than in 2015.

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Births peak in the summer, deaths in the winter

Over the year more births occur in the summer months, while more people die in the winter. In 2016, 20,345 children were born in Slovenia, most of them in the third quarter (5,612). Among 19,689 deaths in 2016, most people died in the first quarter (5,518) and the fewest in the third quarter (4,523).
Consequently, natural increase was the highest in the third quarter: 1,089 more people were born than died (2.1 per 1,000 population). In the first quarter of 2016 natural increase was most markedly negative (–603).

Most weddings in spring-summer months

6,667 couples married in 2016 or 3.4% more than in 2015. In 2016 most people married in June (more than 1,000), followed by September, May and July (more than 900 per month) and the fewest in February (203).

2,531 couples divorced in 2016 or 4.1% more than in 2015. Most divorces were recorded in the fourth quarter (686).

Net migration negative at the start of the year, later positive 

Net migration negative only in the first quarter, when 214 fewer residents immigrated to Slovenia than emigrated from it. In the third quarter net migration was most markedly positive: 549 more residents immigrated to Slovenia than emigrated from it.

Most, 28%, internal migrations, i.e. changes of settlement of residence within Slovenia, were recorded in the third quarter of 2016. In total, 1.4% fewer internal migrations were recorded in 2016 than in 2015.
Chart 1: Natural and migration changes of population, Slovenia
Chart 1: Natural and migration changes of population, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Table 1: Demographic events, Slovenia, 2016
Live births20,3454,9155,0565,6124,762
Natural increase656-6034211,089-251
Immigrants from abroad16,6233,6403,9954,6834,305
Emigrants to abroad15,5723,8543,5464,1344,038
Net migration1,051-214449549267
Total increase1,707-8178701,63816
Internal migration110,45925,77124,59231,39328,703
Source: SURS
Table 2: Demographic indicators, Slovenia, 2016
Per 1,000 population
Live births9.99.69.910.89.2
Natural increase1)0.3-
Immigrants from abroad8.
Emigrants to abroad7.
Net migration1)0.5-
Total increase1)0.8-
1) The values are calculated from absolute data and are due to rounding not always equal to the sum/difference of corresponding indicators.
Source: SURS
Detailed data and time series are available in the SI-STAT database.
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