Demographic events, Slovenia, 1st quarter 2017

In the first quarter of 2017 pronouncedly negative natural increase: –1,455

In the first quarter of 2017 natural increase pronouncedly negative (–1,455), while net migration was positive (396).

  • 7/28/2017
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  • provisional data

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.

Chart 1: International migrats, Slovenia
Chart 1: International migrats, Slovenia
1) Provisional data.
Source: SURS
Table 1: Demographic events, Slovenia
I–III 2016I–III 20171)
numberper 1,000
numberper 1,000
Live births4,9159.64,7179.3
Natural increase-603-1.2-1,455-2.9
Immigrants from abroad3,6407.14,1738.2
Emigrants to abroad3,8547.53,7777.4
Net migration-214-0.43960.8
Total increase-817-1.6-1,059-2.1
Internal migration25,77150.227,19253.4
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.
Source: SURS
Quarterly data for 2017 are provisional. Final quarterly data for 2017 will be published on 23 July 2018.
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