In the first quarter of 2017 natural increase pronouncedly negative (–1,455), while net migration was positive (396).
Fewer live births and more deaths
In the first quarter of 2017, 4,717 live births and 6,172 deaths were recorded in Slovenia. Compared to the first quarter of 2016, the number of live births was 198 lower, and the number of deaths was 654 higher. In a year the value of natural decrease changed from –1.2 per 1,000 population to –2.9 per 1,000 population.
Fewer marriages and divorces than in the same quarter of the previous year
In the first quarter of 2017, 579 couples were married and 647 couples were divorced. Compared to the first quarter of 2016, the number of marriages went down by 41 and the number of divorces by 19.
Increase in internal migration
In the first quarter of 2017, 27,192 people migrated internally, which is 5.5% more than in the same period of 2016.
Net migration of Slovenian citizens negative for the twentyfourth consecutive quarter
Compared to the same period of 2016, the number of immigrants to Slovenia increased by 14.6% to 4,173 in the first quarter of 2016. The number of emigrants decreased by 77 to 3,777. The number of emigrated citizens of Slovenia (1,887) was lower than the number of emigrated foreigners (1,890) for the first time in many years.
Positive net migration was recorded for foreign nationals (1,524 persons), while 1,128 Slovene citizens more emigrated from Slovenia than immigrated to it.
Table 1: Demographic events, Slovenia
1) Provisional data.
2) The values are calculated from absolute data and are due to rounding not always equal to the sum/difference of corresponding indicators.