Demographic events, 1st quarter 2022

Births outnumbered by deaths, net migration positive

Similarly to the last quarter of 2021, significantly more deaths than births were recorded in the first quarter of this year.

  • 28 July 2022 at 10:30
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  • provisional data
Fewer live births and fewer deaths

In the first quarter of 2022, 4,109 live births and 6,301 deaths were recorded in Slovenia. Compared to the first quarter of 2021, the number of live births was 388 (9%) lower, and the number of deaths was 150 (2%) lower. In a year the value of natural decrease changed from –3.8 per 1,000 population to –4.2 per 1,000 population.

More marriages and fewer divorces than in the same quarter of the previous year

In the first quarter of 2022, 747 couples were married and 530 couples were divorced. Compared to the first quarter of 2021, the number of marriages went up by 147 (25%) and the number of divorces went down by 118 (18%).

Decrease in internal migration

In the first quarter of 2022, 28,014 people migrated internally, which is nearly 6% fewer than in the same period of 2021.

More immigrations and more emigrations

Compared to the same period of 2021, the number of immigrants to Slovenia increased by 41% to 7,411 in the first quarter of 2022. The number of emigrants increased by 20% to 6,184. The number of emigrated citizens of Slovenia (1,354) was lower than the number of emigrated foreigners (4,830).

Positive net migration was recorded for foreign nationals (1,879 persons), while 652 Slovene citizens more emigrated from Slovenia than immigrated to it.

The table on demographic events with the latest data is available in the SiStat Database.

International migrats, Slovenia
International migrats, Slovenia
1) Provisional data.
Demographic events, Slovenia
I–III 2021I–III 20221)
numberper 1,000
numberper 1,000
Live births4,4978.74,1097.9
Natural increase–1,954–3.8–2,192–4.2
Immigrants from abroad5,24310.17,41114.3
Emigrants to abroad5,1409.96,18411.9
Net migration1030.21,2272.4
Total increase–1,851–3.6–965–1.9
Internal migration29,76057.328,01453.9
1) Provisional data.
2) The values are calculated from absolute data and are due to rounding not always equal to the sum/difference of corresponding indicators.
Quarterly data for 2022 are provisional. Final quarterly data for 2022 will be published on 21 July 2023.
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