Positive net migration
In 2015, 15,420
people immigrated to Slovenia and 14,913 emigrated from it. Compared to 2014, the
number of immigrants was 11% higher and the number of emigrants 4% higher. Net
migration was, contrary to the year before, positive: by 507 persons.
For the sixteenth
consecutive year negative net migration of citizens of Slovenia was recorded:
in 2015, 5,899 citizens of Slovenia more left the country than returned to it.
On the other hand, net migration of foreign nationals was positive for the seventeenth
year in a row: in 2015, 6,406 more of them immigrated to Slovenia than
emigrated from it.
Most Slovenian citizens from Germany, most foreigners
from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Slovenian citizens immigrated to the country of their citizenship from 89
different countries. The most common countries of previous residence for
immigrants with Slovenian citizenship in 2015 were Germany and Austria (17% and
16% respectively), followed by Croatia, Italy and Switzerland.
112 foreign countries immigrated to Slovenia in
2015 from 116 different countries. Most foreign immigrants in 2015 came from Bosnia and Herzegovina (37% of
all foreign immigrants); some other common countries of previous residence were
Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia.
Most Slovenian citizens to Austria, most foreigners to
Bosnia and Herzegovina
citizens emigrated to 92 different countries. In 2015 more than a quarter (26%)
of Slovenian emigrants left for Austria; some other common countries of next
residence were Germany (21%), Switzerland and Croatia.
Citizens of 89
foreign countries emigrated from Slovenia to 87 different countries. Among foreign emigrants,
the most common country of next residence was Bosnia and Herzegovina (20%),
followed by Croatia (12%), Serbia (11%) and Germany (10%).
Late registration of emigration
relatively high number of emigrants is partly due to administrative de-registrations
of residence for persons who actually emigrated years ago. Such
de-registrations of residence accounted for about 9% of all emigrations in
3.7% fewer internal migrations than in 2014
In 2015, 108,944
internal migrations (i.e. changes of residence within a country) were
registered by 97,448 internal migrants (10,967 residents changed their
settlement of residence more than once). The number of migrations decreased by 3.7%
compared to 2014.
of residents who changed their settlement of residence in 2015 (81%) moved to
another municipality; one in five moved to another settlement within the same
municipality. Most changes of settlement of residence were made by Slovenian citizens (nearly
96,200 changes), while foreign citizens recorded over 12,700 changes of
residence. Slightly more than a half of internal migrants were 20–39 years old.
In 2015, 4.7%
of Slovenian population changed their settlement of residence at least once.
Compared to citizens of Slovenia, foreign citizens are a more mobile population
group: one in ten foreign citizens changed the settlement of residence at least
once, while among Slovenian citizens one in twenty-two did so.
another 46,861 changes of residence by 43,965 residents were recorded within
settlements; statistically these are not counted as migrations. Within
Ljubljana 15,005 residents changed their residence at least once, and within
Maribor 5,183 residents did so.
New in the SI-STAT database
The SI−STAT database contains the series of data on
migration. The data series is completed with data for 2015. The latest data on international
and internal migration, migration change
and total increase
now available. A lot of data are available for several territorial levels.
Interactive map 1: Total net migration per 1,000 population, municipalities, Slovenia, 2015
Source: SURS (STAGE)