Sustainable development goals indicators, Slovenia, 2017

Sustainable development goals indicators for Slovenia

For the signatory states of Agenda 2030 the achievement of sustainable development goals represents a unique challenge. The indicators show how far Slovenia has already progressed towards 17 sustainable development goals.

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At the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development, Agenda 2030 was adopted in September 2015, which balanced the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. They cover five crucial areas of human development and the preservation of the environment (people, planet, prosperity, peace, partnership), which go hand in hand with 17 sustainable development goals.

Presented below are the values of selected sustainable development goals indicators for Slovenia.

PEOPLE – End poverty and hunger in all forms and ensure dignity and equality

  • Compared to 2016, in 2017 the very low work intensity rate in Slovenia decreased by 1.2 percentage points to 6.2%. This means that about 96,000 people aged less than 60 years were living in households where the adults (aged 18–59) worked less than 20% of their total work potential.
  • The share of utilized agricultural areas with organic farming or in conversion was 9.6% in 2017. Compared to 2016 it increased by 0.5 of a percentage point.
  • Girls born in 2017 can expect to live 83.7 years (1.9 years more than girls born in 2007), while boys can expect to live 78.1 years (3.4 years more than boys born in 2007).
  • In 2017, 12% of adults aged 25–64 years participated in learning. The share for women was 14% and for men 10%.
  • The share of women in senior management positions of the largest companies listed on the stock exchange in Slovenia was 20.6% in 2017, which means that on average every fifth seat was occupied by a woman.


 PLANET – Protect our planet's natural resources and climate for future generations

  • The share of total population having neither a bath, nor a shower, nor indoor flushing toilet in their household and living below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold in 2017 decreased compared to 2016 by 0.2 of a percentage point to 0.9%.
  • In 2017, 1,553 kg of waste (excluding major mineral wastes) was generated per capita, which is 72 kg more than in 2016.
  • In 2006–2016 the greenhouse gas emissions intensity of energy consumption index decreased by 7.8 percentage points to 88.7.
  • With marine fishing in 2017 fishermen caught 128 tons of marine organisms, which is 86% less than in 2007.
  • In 2017 the farmland bird index slightly improved (by 0.9 of a percentage point) as did the index of the generalists (by 7.7 percentage points) and of meadow bird species (by 2.1 percentage points). 


PROSPERITY – Ensure prosperous and fulfilling lives in harmony with nature

  • In 2017, the final energy consumption in households per capita decreased by 2.4% compared to 2016 and was 6,307 kWh.
  • The long-term unemployment rate in 2017 was 3.3%, the lowest since 2009. Compared to 2016 it decreased by 1.2 percentage points.
  • Employment in high- and medium-high technology manufacturing sectors was in 2017 9.8% and in knowledge-intensive service sectors 35.6%.
  • In 2017 real adjusted gross disposable income of households per capita in purchasing power standards increased by 2.7% over the previous year; compared to 2009 it increased by 12.5%.
  • The share of population living in households that are suffering from noise coming from neighbours or from the street (traffic, factories, companies, etc.) was 14% in 2017, 1 percentage point lower than in 2016.


PEACE – Foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies

  • The standardised mortality rate due to assaults in Slovenia was 0.75 per 100,000 population in 2015, which is 16 people.


PARTNERSHIP – Implement the agenda through a solid global partnership

  • The general government gross debt has been decreasing since 2015 and came to 74.1% of GDP in 2017. Compared to 2016, it decreased by 4.6 percentage points. 


In the international environment sustainable development goals indicators are also monitored by the OECD. For this purpose, in October 2018 a report Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets was issued by the OECD, which also presents the current state of Slovenia in this field. The picture below shows how far Slovenia has already progressed towards each available target. The longer the bars the shorter the distance is to be travelled by 2030.

More information can be found on the SURS website dedicated to the sustainable development goals indicators.

The set of sustainable development goals indicators for Slovenia is based on the set of indicators prepared by Eurostat to monitor progress towards achieving the goals at the EU level.

When making use of the data and information of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, always add: "Source: SURS". More: Copyright.