Slovakia Population 2017

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Slovakia has an estimated population of 5.4 million, compared to 5.39 million at the 2011 census. The population density is 111 people per square kilometer, which ranks 88th in the world, although the density is much higher in the capital, which has a population density of 1,131 people per square kilometer.

The capital and largest city is Bratislava, with a population of 413,000, followed by Kosice with 241,000 residents. These are the only cities with a population of more than 100,000.

The Slavs, ancestors of the Slovaks, arrived in the area in the 5th or 6th century. After WW II and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Slovaks and Czechs created a mutual state, Czechoslovakia, until Slovakia became an independent state in 1993 and Czechoslovakia was dissolved peacefully.

Slovakia Demographics

The 2011 census found that most residents are Slovaks (80.7%), with Hungarians representing the second-largest ethnic group (8.5%). Other groups include Roma (2%), Czechs (0.6%), and Rusyns (0.6%), although unofficial estimates put the Roma population at 9%. Prior to World War II, there were 135,000 Jews in the country. Today, there are just 2,300 Jews in Slovakia.

62% of Slovaks are Roman Catholics, followed by Protestants (5.9%), Greek Catholics (3.8%), Orthodox (0.9%), and atheist (13.4%).

Slovakia Population in 2017 Source: Marc Ryckaert (MJJR)

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Slovakia Population Growth

Slovakia is currently growing at a rate of just 0.2% per year. A recent Gallup poll in May 2014 fond that, if immigration were unregulated and all Slovaks who wish to move abroad did, while all foreigners who wanted to live in Slovakia moved to the country, the population would still drop by 14%.

Slovakia Population Density

About Slovakia

Official Name Slovak Republic
Languages Spoken Slovak
Borders AUT, CZE, HUN, POL, UKR
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 48.66666666,19.5
Currencies Used EUR

Slovakia Population Clock

What is the population of Slovakia (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 31
Deaths Per Day 30
Net Migrations Per Day 3
Net Change Per Day 4
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Slovakia Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.42 births/thousand 172nd
Crude Death Rate 10.171 deaths/thousand 39th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.184 people/thousand 66th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.646 years 65th
Life Expectancy (Male) 72.963 years 78th
Life Expectancy (Female) 80.24 years 58th
Total Fertility Rate 1.43 children/woman 188th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.695 surviving daughters/woman 184th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 4.401 deaths/1,000 live births 159th
Under Five Mortality 5.423 deaths/thousand 159th
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.096 years 60th
Rate of Natural Increase 0.149 178th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.364% 47th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.249% 50th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.437% 39th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.981% 47th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.852% 50th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 6.972% 39th
Crude Suicide Rate 12.6 suicides/thousand 48th
Median Age (Total) 40.1 years 45th
Median Age (Female) 41.9 years 43rd
Median Age (Male) 38.4 years 47th

Slovakia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 5,432,156 48.469% 51.531% 112 95 0.04% 118
2015 5,426,258 48.471% 51.529% 112 96 0.06% 116
2010 5,406,896 48.478% 51.522% 112 94 0.08% 113
2005 5,385,191 48.495% 51.505% 111 91 0.05% 108
2000 5,386,065 48.576% 51.424% 112 86 0% 102
1995 5,362,950 48.687% 51.313% 111 84 0.17% 101
1990 5,277,709 48.839% 51.161% 109 80 0.39% 99
1985 5,157,959 49.006% 50.994% 107 78 0.53% 95
1980 4,988,654 49.168% 50.832% 103 75 0.81% 95
1975 4,744,482 49.26% 50.74% 98 73 1.03% 92
1970 4,531,874 49.363% 50.637% 94 70 0.8% 88
1965 4,378,613 49.466% 50.534% 91 69 0.78% 85
1960 4,137,224 49.395% 50.605% 86 66 1.34% 82
1955 3,812,696 49.086% 50.914% 79 66 1.85% 82
1950 3,436,574 48.476% 51.524% 71 69 2.11% 81

Slovakia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 5,435,297 48.463% 51.537% 113 97 -0.03% 119
2025 5,414,043 48.438% 51.562% 112 99 -0.16% 122
2030 5,352,976 48.403% 51.597% 111 105 -0.32% 124
2035 5,254,583 48.369% 51.631% 109 111 -0.43% 128
2040 5,136,049 48.375% 51.625% 106 115 -0.48% 130
2045 5,013,468 48.432% 51.568% 104 114 -0.49% 130
2050 4,891,896 48.52% 51.48% 101 120 -0.5% 131
2055 4,766,045 48.623% 51.377% 99 124 -0.56% 131
2060 4,627,955 48.738% 51.262% 96 129 -0.64% 132
2065 4,477,085 48.883% 51.117% 93 130 -0.7% 131
2070 4,322,125 49.06% 50.94% 89 136 -0.7% 133
2075 4,178,167 49.266% 50.734% 86 141 -0.63% 133
2080 4,055,970 49.476% 50.524% 84 141 -0.53% 134
2085 3,957,577 49.656% 50.344% 82 142 -0.44% 134
2090 3,875,905 49.789% 50.211% 80 144 -0.39% 134
2095 3,802,817 49.874% 50.126% 79 144 -0.37% 134
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations