In 2017, 20,509 people died or 4.2% more than in 2016. The mean age at death for men was 74.0 years and for women 81.4 years. A boy born in 2017 can expect to live 78.05 years and a girl 83.66 years.
In 2017, 20,509 people died in Slovenia or 4.2% more than in 2016
In 2017, 20,509 people died in Slovenia: 10,136 men and 10,373 women. After World War II the number of deaths was higher only in 1983 when 20,703 persons died.
Most people die during the winter months. In 2017, most people died in January (2,425 or 11.8%). The crude death rate (number of deaths per 1,000 population) was 9.9.
The mean age at death is rising. In 2017 it was 77.7 years; for men it was 74.0 years and for women 81.4 years (on average women were 7.4 years older than men at death).
42 infants died (21 boys and 21 girls) in 2017, which is 2.1 per 1,000 live births. Among EU-28 Member States Slovenia is the country with the lowest infant mortality rate.
The share of premature mortality is in decline
The share of premature mortality tells how many persons die before 65 years of age. In 2017, the share of premature mortality was 17.3%. It was higher for men (23.7%) than for women (11.0%). The share of premature mortality is decreasing. Ten years ago (in 2007), the share of premature mortality of men was 33.0% and of women 13.7%. In 2017, the share of premature mortality of men was the highest in the Savinjska statistical region (26.5%), followed by Zasavska (26.1%) and Pomurska (25.0%). Primorsko-notranjska (19.1%), Obalno-kraška (20.2%) and Gorenjska (22.0%) were statistical regions with the lowest shares of premature mortality.
Women live longer than men
A boy born in 2017 can expect to live 78.05 years or 5.6 years less than a girl born in the same year, who can expect to live 83.66 years. In the past three decades male life expectancy increased by 9.8 years and female life expectancy by 7.4 years.
Natural decrease in 2017
For the first time after eleven years of natural increase, in Slovenia in 2017 more people died than were born (20,509 persons died; 20.241 were born). Natural decrease was –268. Natural decrease was a consequence of a higher mortality rate of persons in winter months.
Data on natural increase by municipalities and regions are published on the SI-STAT Data Portal.
Deaths per 1,000 population, municipalities, Slovenia, 2017 Source. SURS
Source: SURS, NIJZ
Natural increase, Slovenia
Source: SURS, NIJZ