Population, Slovenia, 1 October 2020

On 1 October 2020, Slovenia's population was 2,111,461 or 0.5% more than three months earlier

On 1 October 2020, Slovenia's population was 2,111,461 or 0.5% more than three months earlier. The number of Slovene citizens increased by 7,000 (largely due to administrative changes in the register), and the number of foreign citizens by 4,300. The share of foreigners in the population was 7.9%.

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More citizens of Slovenia, more foreign citizens

The population of Slovenia increased by 11,335 in the third quarter of 2020. The number of citizens of Slovenia increased by more than 7,000, while the number of foreign citizens increased by 4,300.

The increase in the number of Slovenian citizens among the population is a consequence of the enforcement of the provisions of the Residence Registration Act, i.e. cessation of temporary residence abroad. The Residence Registration Act (OJ RS, No. 52/16), which entered into force on 13 August 2016, stipulates in the fourth paragraph of Article 53 that temporary departure from the territory of the Republic of Slovenia ceases four years after the introduction of the Act (unless it has ceased before then). Namely, temporary departures abroad were registered without time limits before 13 August 2016, while after this date the registration of a temporary address abroad lasts a maximum of 4 years. In view of the above, on 13 August 2020, temporary address abroad ceased to 22,248 individuals ex officio.

According to the existing statistical methodology, 18,500 of these individuals would be included in the population count on 1 October 2020. Using different additional data sources, especially those that define a person's activity status and using which we assume that a person is actually present in Slovenia, SURS eventually included fewer than 7,500 of these persons in the final population count (among them 97% Slovenian citizens and 3% foreigners). The majority of these residents most likely returned to Slovenia years or even decades ago, but failed to register their return at the administrative unit for whatever reason.


Increased share of women among foreign citizens


On 1 October 2020, the population of Slovenia consisted of 1,061,212 men and 1,050,249 women. The share of women among citizens of Slovenia was 51.1% (this share has been slowly decreasing for a number of years) and among foreign citizens 33.9% (after more than two years of decrease, their share has been increasing since 1 April 2020).
Foreign citizens among population, Slovenia
Foreign citizens among population, Slovenia
Vir: SURS
Population by groups and sex, Slovenia
1. 10. 20191. 1. 20201. 4. 20201. 7. 20201. 10. 2020
Population2,094,0602,095,8612,097,1952,100,1262,111,461
     men1,049,2771,051,0661,052,6491,054,4831,061,212
     women1,044,7831,044,7951,044,5461,045,6431,050,249
  Citizens of the Republic of Slovenia1,940,9971,939,5101,937,6131,937,5901,944,627
     men947,680947,014946,366946,528950,897
     women993,317992,496991,247991,062993,730
  Foreign citizens153,063156,351159,582162,536166,834
     men101,597104,052106,283107,955110,315
     women51,46652,29953,29954,58156,519
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
From 1 Ocober 2020 we use additional criteria for inclusion in the population of Slovenia for a part of the population due to an administrative change:

The Residence Registration Act (OJ RS, No. 52/16), which entered into force on 13 August 2016, stipulates in the fourth paragraph of Article 53 that temporary departure from the territory of the Republic of Slovenia ceases four years after the introduction of the Act (unless it has ceased before then). Namely, temporary departures abroad were registered without time limits before 13 August 2016, while after this date the registration of a temporary address abroad lasts a maximum of 4 years. In view of the above, on 13 August 2020, temporary address abroad ceased to 22,248 individuals ex officio.

According to the existing statistical methodology, 18,500 of these individuals would be included in the population count on 1 October 2020. Using different additional data sources, especially those that define a person's activity status and using which we assume that a person is actually present in Slovenia, SURS eventually included fewer than 7,500 of these persons in the final population count (among them 97% Slovenian citizens and 3% foreigners). The majority of these residents most likely returned to Slovenia years or even decades ago, but failed to register their return at the administrative unit for whatever reason.
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