Daily passeger mobility, Slovenia, 2017

Daily mobility of a resident of Slovenia in one year: 7,200 km or 3-times from Ljubljana to Paris and back

In 2017, the residents of Slovenia performed more than 12 billion kilometres on their daily trips – this is about the same distance as if going 300,000 times around the Earth along the equator. By car, all drivers made about 8 billion kilometres.

  • 10 September 2018 at 10:30
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  • provisional data

7,200 kilometres per resident per year on daily trips
In 2017, the residents of Slovenia (15–84 years) performed more than 12 billion kilometres on their daily trips, which is about 7,200 kilometres per person – this is the distance from Ljubljana to the North Cape and back. The residents performed 3.2 trips per day, which took them 76 minutes in total; the average length of one trip was 13 kilometres.
The working day trips differed from the non-working day trips: on working days the residents of Slovenia performed 3.3 trips on average, and on non-working days 2.7 trips. One trip was about 12 kilometres long on a working day, and about 17 kilometres long on a non-working day. On a working day, about 75 minutes were spent on all trips, while on a non-working day 78 minutes were spent.
On working days most trips started between 7 and 8 am, and between 3 and 4 pm. On non-working days most trips started between 10 and 11 am.

Is a car our most important mode of transport?
The answer is YES! Cars were the main mode of transport on 68% of the trips (made as a driver or as a passenger), on which 84% of all kilometres were made. The data are not surprising, because at the end of 2017, there were more than 1.1 million cars in Slovenia, i.e. two cars per 3 residents aged 18 and more.
The results indicate that in two thirds of all cars there was on average only one person in the car, thus the car occupancy rate was 1.7.
Walking was the second most common transport mode on 21.3% of trips; a bicycle was used on 4.5% of trips and public means of transport (bus and train) on 4.3%.

Walking was the most important mode of transport only on trips up to 1 kilometre
Only on trips at distances up to 1 kilometre, there were more trips made on foot than by car; at all other distances, cars were the dominant mode of transport.
Public means of transport were most often used on trips at distances from 20 to 30 kilometres; their share was the highest (17%) in the distance class from 150 to 200 kilometres.

Leisure and work as the most important travel purposes
Each trip begins with a purpose. In 2017, leisure and work were the most frequent purposes of the trips (36.1% and 24.0%, respectively), while the third most frequent trip purpose was shopping (15.1%).
Trips to work and back were longer than trips with the purpose of leisure. The average distance of trips to work was 17 kilometres, and such trips accounted for 34.6% of all distances travelled. The average distance of trips with the purpose of leisure was 13 kilometres, and accounted for 29.9% of all distances travelled.
The share of travel time of trips with the purpose of leisure was 40.7%. The share of trips with the purpose of work was 24.8% of all travel time.

European Mobility Week: Mix and Move!
Since 2002, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport has organized the European Mobility Week between 16 and 22 September. This year’s theme Mix and Move encourages us to combine more environment-friendly modes of moving on our daily trips.


The results of the survey on passenger daily mobility, implemented by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia for the first time, indicate that the encouragement to use different means of transport is really necessary as most of our trips are made only by one mode of transport (95% according to 2017 provisional data). Walking was used on a fifth of trips, and cars on most of the others.
When two modes of transport were used in one trip, walking was mostly combined by another “vehicle mode of transport” - again most often by cars.
The last day of the European Mobility Week is the Car-Free Day.

Basic data on passenger daily mobility, Slovenia, 2017
All daysWorking dayNon-working day
Number of trips per person per day3.23.32.7
Average distance per trip (km)131217
Average travel time per person per day (min)767578
Car occupancy rate1.71.52.2
Source: SURS
Methodological note:
In the autumn of 2017, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia implemented the survey Passenger Daily Mobility for the first time, as development work and with the assistance of European funds. The survey brings the results on the characteristics of daily trips in the length from 100 metres to 300 kilometres, carried out by the residents of Slovenia aged 15 to 84. The survey was carried out between 16 September and 27 October 2017.

The final and more comprehensive data will be published in the spring of 2019.
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