Births, detailed data, Slovenia, 2019

In 2019, the youngest mothers in the Koroška statistical region

First-time mothers were in 2019 the youngest in the Koroška statistical region. They were 2.2 years younger than in the Obalno-kraška statistical region, where first-time mothers were the oldest.

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First-time mothers in 2019 the youngest in the Koroška statistical region

In 2019, the mean age of mothers (regardless of birth order) exceeded 30 years in all 12 statistical regions. On average the oldest were mothers in central and south-western parts of Slovenia (over 31.5 years). The oldest were mothers in the Osrednjeslovenska and Obalno-kraška statistical regions (31.8 years) and in the Goriška statistical region (31.5 years). The youngest were mothers in the Koroška statistical region (30 years). The share of mothers below 20 years of age was the highest in Jugovzhodna Slovenija (3.2%) and in the Posavska statistical region (2.2%). In both regions the share of mothers that gave birth to the third child or even to the child of higher order was the highest (19%).

The most children per 1,000 population born in Jugovzhodna Slovenija

The basic indicator of fertility shows an average number of live births per 1,000 population. The value of that indicator was in 2019 the highest in Jugovzhodna Slovenija (10.9 per 1,000 population). It was also quite high in the neighbouring Posavska statistical region. In both regions also the total fertility rate was well above the national average (1.61): in Jugovzhodna Slovenija 1.93, in the Posavska statistical region 1.85. The fewest children per 1,000 population (8) were born in the Zasavska and Obalno-kraška statistical region.

70% of children in the Koroška statistical region born to unmarried mothers

In the data on births the diversity of Slovenia is most evident in the share of children born to unmarried mothers. In 2019, the highest shares were recorded in the Koroška statistical region (70%) and in the Pomurska statistical region (68%). The north-eastern part of Slovenia, especially the Koroška statistical region, was already in the 1970s the area with the highest share of children born to unmarried mothers. In 2019, the region with the lowest share of children born to unmarried mothers was the Goriška statistical region (49%).

Share of children born to unmarried mothers, statistical regions, Slovenia, 2019

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Sources: SURS, GURS

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Data on births in Slovenia in 2019, published in the First Release on 23 June 2020, are published in the SiStat Database at a more detailed level by statistical and cohesion regions.

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