Enterprises employing persons with disabilities, Slovenia, 2019

At the end of 2019, 145 enterprises employing persons with disabilities employed 5,927 disabled persons

At the end of 2019, 145 enterprises employing persons with disabilities employed one sixth of all disabled persons in employment in Slovenia.

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Most enterprises employing persons with disabilities were small and medium-sized

At the end of 2019, 145 enterprises employing persons with disabilities with at least one person employed1 were registered in the Register of Enterprises Employing Persons with Disabilities. Taking into account the size of enterprises employing persons with disabilities with regard to the number of persons in paid employment2, most enterprises employing persons with disabilities were small (69) and medium-sized (53). Fifteen enterprises employing persons with disabilities were micro enterprises and only eight were large enterprises.

Most enterprises employing persons with disabilities were registered in manufacturing (according to the SKD 2008), 75, followed by other activities (37). Six enterprises employing persons with disabilities were registered in professional, scientific and technical activities and five in health and social work activities and in wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Enterprises employing persons with disabilities are not operating in the following activities: mining and quarrying, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, information and communication activities, financial and insurance activities, and public administration and defence, compulsory social security.

In the last three years, the ratio between men and women in enterprises employing persons with disabilities stayed the same 

Twelve enterprises employing persons with disabilities were operating in the public sector and 133 in the private sector. At the end of 2019, 11,640 persons were employed in enterprises employing persons with disabilities in Slovenia, 2,569 of them were employed in the public sector and 9,071 in the private sector. The number of persons in employment in all 145 mentioned enterprises employing persons with disabilities was 0.9% higher than in 2018. The number of men and women employed in all enterprises employing persons with disabilities together has not changed in the last three years: there were 56% men and 44% women. This ratio has also not changed in the last three years in enterprises employing persons with disabilities in the private sector: 51% men and 49% women. At the end of 2019, there were significantly fewer women than men employed in enterprises employing persons with disabilities in the public sector: 73% men and 27% women.

Enterprises employing persons with disabilities employed one sixth of all disabled persons in employment in Slovenia


At the end of 2019, there were 35,036 disabled persons in employment employed in enterprises employing persons with disabilities, which is 15.5% more than at the end of 2013. Among all persons in employment, 3.9% were disabled persons, of whom only 16.9% (or 5,927) were employed in enterprises employing persons with disabilities. The share of disabled persons among all persons in paid employment in enterprises employing persons with disabilities is constantly around 50%. According to the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons Act (ZZRZI, OJ RS, No. 16/07, 87/11 and 98/14), an enterprise employing persons with disabilities has to have during the entire business year at least 40% of employees that are disabled.

The gender ratio among disabled persons employed in 2019 in enterprises employing persons with disabilities was similar to that among all persons employed in enterprises employing persons with disabilities; 57% men and 43% women. Of 5,927 disabled persons employed in enterprises employing persons with disabilities, 22% were employed in the public sector and 78% in the private sector.

The highest average monthly earnings in enterprises employing persons with disabilities in Obalno-kraška and the lowest in Gorenjska


Average monthly gross earnings in enterprises employing persons with disabilities for 2019 amounted to EUR 1,343.02; compared to earnings for 2018 they were higher in both nominal and real terms (by 3.3% and 1.7%, respectively). Average monthly net earnings in enterprises employing persons with disabilities for 2019 amounted to EUR 897.56; compared to earnings for 2018 they, too, were higher both in nominal and real terms (by 2.8% and 1.2%, respectively). Compared to average monthly earnings of persons employed by all legal persons in Slovenia for 2019, the average monthly earnings in enterprises employing persons with disabilities were significantly lower (by 23.4% gross and by 20.8% net).

In 2019, the average monthly net earnings in enterprises employing persons with disabilities were the lowest in the Gorenjska statistical region (EUR 804.09) and the highest in the Obalno-kraška statistical region (EUR 1,190.50).

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[1] The number of persons in paid employment in enterprises employing persons with disabilities is the same as the number of persons in employment in those enterprises, as enterprises employing persons with disabilities are companies registered as limited liability companies; so there are no self-employed persons in such enterprises. Persons in employment in all other enterprises are persons in paid employment and self-employed persons.

[2] Micro enterprises employing persons with disabilities: 1-9 persons in paid employment,
Small enterprises employing persons with disabilities: 10-49 persons in paid employment, 
Medium-sized enterprises employing persons with disabilities: 50-249 persons in paid employment, 
Large enterprises employing persons with disabilities: at least 250 persons in paid employment.

Persons in paid employment in enterprises employing persons with disabilities by educational attainment, Slovenia, 31. 12. 2019
All persons in paid employmentDisabled persons
sex - totalmenwomensex - totalmenwomen
Educational attainment - total11,6406,4825,1585,9273,3772,550
Basic or less2,7441,1971,5471,8658631,002
Upper secondary7,1564,4262,7303,7302,3421,388
Tertiary1,740859881332172160
Source: SURS
Average monthly earnings by all legal persons and by enterprises employing persons with disabilities, Slovenia, 2019
Ø I-XII 19Ø I-XII 19
Ø I-XII 18
all legal personspersons with disabilitiesall legal personspersons with disabilities
EUREURindexindex
Gross1,753.841,343.02104.3103.3
Public sector2,050.791,559.59105.4102.0
Private sector1,617.981,279.95103.9103.9
Net1,133.50897.56103.7102.8
Public sector1,312.121,034.20104.7101.6
Private sector1,051.77857.77103.4103.3
Source: SURS
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