On 1 January 2015 Slovenia had a population of 2,062,874 or 143 more than three months earlier. The number of Slovene citizens decreased while the number of foreign citizens increased and reached nearly 5%.
Fewer citizens of Slovenia, more foreign citizens
According to the Statistical Office of Slovenia, the population of Slovenia increased by 143 in the fourth quarter of 2014. The number of citizens of Slovenia decreased by 1,000 (0.1%), while the number of foreign citizens increased by more than 1,100 (1.1%). On 1 January 2015 the 101,532 foreign citizens represented 4.9% of Slovenia’s population.
More women among foreign citizens
On 1 January 2015 the population of Slovenia consisted of 1,022,229 men and 1,040,645 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 33.7% women (their share has increased by 4.6 percentage points in the last four years).
Data on the population as of 1 January 2015 are at the same time also data for the register-based census which will be used as input data for conducting the register-based census of population, households and housing in accordance with the Medium-Term Programme of Statistical Surveys for 2013−2017. The 2011 census was conducted the same way.
The use of administrative and statistical data sources enables us to derive data, which were traditionally only collected by fieldwork census. At the end of September 2015, we will again publish data on households and families, and in the beginning of 2016, we will publish data on dwelling occupation status. We have been publishing annual data on socioeconomic characteristics of population (educational attainment, activity status) every December since 2011.
Table 1: Population by groups and sex, Slovenia