Births and deaths, Slovenia, March 2021

1,541 live births and 1,929 deaths in March 2021

According to provisional data for March 2021, 1,541 children were born and 1,929 people died in Slovenia. The numbers of births and deaths were higher than in March 2020.

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More live births than in March 2020

According to provisional data for March 2021, 1,541 children were born (4.1% or 61 more than in March 2020). On average 50 children were born per day, 2 more than on average in March 2020 and 4 more than in February 2021.

More deaths than in March 2020

According to provisional data for March 2021, 1,929 people died. This is 4.2% or 78 more than in March 2020, when for the first time the COVID-19 epidemic was officially declared in Slovenia and mortality had not yet deviated from the average of previous years.
On average 62 people died each day in March 2021 (60 people per day died on average in March 2020).

Excess mortality

Excess mortality (i.e. excess number of deaths compared to the average number of deaths in the same periods in the past) in March 2021 was 2.0%. This means that 2.0% more people died in March 2021 than on an average March in the 2015–2019 period.

Excess mortality of the population aged 75 or more

According to provisional data, 1,311 people aged 75 or more died in Slovenia in March 2021 (68% of all deaths). The number of deceased in March 2021 was 5.0% higher than the average number of deceased of the same age in 2015–2019.

What do data for April 2021 show us?

According to the first estimate, 1,046 people died between 1 and 18 April 2021. In the same period of 2020, 1,067 people died.

Provisional data for April 2021 will be published on 7 June 2021.

Data publication

In response to the increased needs of users for up-to-date data, the Statistical Office started to publish monthly data on deaths and live births by days. In the SiStat Database, the already existing tables on live births and deaths by days are being updated monthly.

Eurostat continuously publishes provisional data on the number of deaths by weeks by countries. Slovenia provides provisional data monthly.

The National Institute of Public Health is publishing daily changes in the number of deaths with COVID-19.



Mortality compared to the 2015–2019 average, Slovenia, monthly1)
Mortality  compared to the 2015–2019 average, Slovenia, monthly<sup>1)</sup>
1) Provisional data.
Source: SURS
Deaths compared to the 2015–2019 average, Slovenia, weekly1)
Deaths compared to the 2015–2019 average, Slovenia, weekly<sup>1)</sup>
1) Provisional data.
Source: SURS
Mortality by age compared to the 2015–2019 average, Slovenia, monthly1)
Mortality by age compared to the 2015–2019 average, Slovenia, monthly<sup>1)</sup>
1) Provisional data.
Source: SURS
Live births and deaths, Slovenia, monthly
Live birthsDeaths
201920201)20211)201920201)20211)
January1,6561,5601,4982,1401,9712,617
February1,3251,3241,2971,9531,8891,848
March1,5841,4801,5411,8871,8511,929
April1,5451,441-1,6521,750-
May1,6761,567-1,6411,593-
June1,6351,569-1,4661,613-
July1,7881,691-1,5871,583-
August1,7311,717-1,6141,622-
September1,6851,653-1,5311,666-
October1,6901,602-1,6352,098-
November1,5311,357-1,6143,096-
December1,4821,402-1,8683,237-
1) Provisional data.
Source: SURS
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