Population, 1 January 2023

Population increase in 2022

In 2022, the population increased by nearly 9,800. On 1 January 2023, foreign citizens represented 9% of the 2,116,972 residents of Slovenia.

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Fewer citizens of Slovenia, more foreign citizens

On 1 January 2023, Slovenia had 9,792 residents more than one year earlier. In 2022, the number of citizens of Slovenia decreased by nearly 7,600, while the number of foreign citizens increased by 17,400. Among the latter, the number of Ukrainian citizens increased the most: by almost 6,100 or 250%.

Increased share of women among foreign citizens

On the first day of this year, the population of Slovenia consisted of 1,063,271 men and 1,053,701 women. The share of women among citizens of Slovenia was 51.1% (this share has been slowly decreasing for a number of years) and among foreign citizens 36.7% (after more than two years of decrease, their share has been increasing again since 1 April 2020).

The table with the latest data is available in the SiStat Database.
Foreign citizens among population, Slovenia
Foreign citizens among population, Slovenia
Population by groups and sex, Slovenia
1. 1. 20221. 4. 20221. 7. 20221. 10. 20221. 1. 2023
  Citizens of the Republic of Slovenia1,934,7381,931,8751,930,4851,929,5321,927,176
  Foreign citizens172,442174,340178,247181,015189,796
On 14 October 2022, temporary protection status for Ukrainians fleeing the war was extended until 4 March 2024. This extension meant that persons with temporary protection status and registered residence in Slovenia met the 12-month minimum intended stay criterion to be included in the usually resident population. Almost 6,000 Ukrainian citizens meeting this condition were included in the population count as of 1 January 2023.
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