Slovenia Population 2018

2,081,452

Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is located in southern Central Europe where it is bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary. In 2018, the population of Slovenia is estimated at 2.08 million, which ranks 146th in the world.

Slovenia's population is estimated at 2.08 million, a small increase from the population of 1.96 million in 2002. The country has a population density of 101 people per square kilometer (262/sq mi), which ranks 106th in the world. This is one of the lowest population densities in Europe.

Most people are concentrated in the Central Slovenian statistical region, which includes the capital and largest city, Ljubljana. Ljubljana has a population of 275,000, which is the only city with a population of more than 100,000. About 65 to 79% of the population lives in urban areas.

Slovenia Demographics

83% of the population are Slovenes, follwed by Serbs (2%), Croats (2%), Bosniaks (1%) and other groups.

The official language is Slovene, which is spoken by 92% of the Slovenian population. This makes Slovenia one of the most homogenous countries in EU in terms of speakers of the predominant mother tongue. Hungarian and Italian are official languages as well and spoken by the respective minorities. About 0.2% of people speak Italian while 0.4% speak Hungarian as their native language. Romani is also spoken by the Roma community.

Many people in Slovenia speak a variant of Serbo-Croatian as their native language. Most are immigrants who moved to the country from other former Yugoslav republics between the 1960's and 80's and their descendants.

About 12% of Slovenians were born abroad, and there are 100,000 non-EU citizens in the country, which represents 5% of the total population. Most come from Bosnia-Herzegovina, along with Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo and Macedonia.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 25 minutes
One death every 26 minutes
One net migrant every 480 minutes
Net gain of one person every 360 minutes

Slovenia Population in 2018Source: By Adiel lo [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

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

Slovenia Population Growth

Slovenia is one of the most rapidly aging European countries with a low birth rate and increasing life expectancy. The working-age group continues to decline, despite immigration. It also has one of Europe's highest suidicde rates at 22 per 100,000.

As with most European countries, Slovenia is slowly aging and declining in population. While the country is currently growing at a rate of 0.3% per year, this fluctuates widely and is still trending flat.

About Slovenia

Official NameRepublic of Slovenia
Languages SpokenSlovene
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude46.1166666614.81666666
Currencies UsedEuro
DemonymSlovene

Countries Bordering Slovenia

Austria
Croatia
Italy
Hungary

Slovenia Population Density

Slovenia Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Ljubljana272,220
Maribor95,171
Celje37,520
Kranj36,874
Velenje25,456
Koper24,996
Novo Mesto23,341
Ptuj18,164
Trbovlje15,163
Kamnik13,644
Jesenice13,440
Nova Gorica13,178
Domzale12,406
Skofja Loka11,969
Murska Sobota11,614
Izola11,223
Postojna9,183
Logatec8,942
Kocevje8,672
Vrhnika8,413

Slovenia Population Clock

The population of Slovenia (as of 8/17/2018)?2,081,452
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)2,081,260
Births Per Day57
Deaths Per Day56
Net Migrations Per Day 3
Net Change Per Day 4
Population Change Since January 1st916

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Estimate as of August 17th 2018 is: 2,081,342

Slovenia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20182,081,26049.68%50.32%102.661480.06%
20172,079,97649.66%50.34%102.601480.10%
20162,077,86249.63%50.37%102.491470.15%
20152,074,78849.61%50.39%102.341470.29%
20102,045,16849.46%50.54%100.881450.49%
20051,996,28148.81%51.19%98.471450.08%
20001,988,49948.82%51.18%98.09144-0.03%
19951,991,47248.46%51.54%98.23142-0.15%
19902,006,47948.54%51.46%98.971410.62%
19851,945,13548.59%51.41%95.951381.16%
19801,835,83748.22%51.78%90.561381.05%
19751,742,62348.41%51.59%85.961360.86%
19701,669,58148.40%51.60%82.351350.49%
19651,629,43447.89%52.12%80.371310.53%
19601,586,63747.90%52.10%78.261280.77%
19551,527,20647.83%52.17%75.331240.72%
19501,473,09347.80%52.20%72.661200.00%

Slovenia Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20202,082,05549.73%50.27%102.701490.00%
20252,076,08249.82%50.18%102.41150-0.06%
20302,059,21149.88%50.12%101.57150-0.16%
20352,035,16849.89%50.11%100.39152-0.23%
20402,007,34049.88%50.12%99.02153-0.27%
20451,976,54049.85%50.15%97.50153-0.31%
20501,941,85149.84%50.16%95.79153-0.35%
20551,902,57949.83%50.17%93.85153-0.41%
20601,860,17549.82%50.18%91.76153-0.45%
20651,817,16549.80%50.20%89.63153-0.47%
20701,776,78349.78%50.22%87.64154-0.45%
20751,742,00849.78%50.22%85.93154-0.39%
20801,714,89949.81%50.19%84.59154-0.31%
20851,695,83949.86%50.14%83.65154-0.22%
20901,682,87349.88%50.12%83.01154-0.15%
20951,672,62249.88%50.12%82.50153-0.12%
Data Sources
  1. Statistical office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 2002 and 2011 censuses, with official population estimates through 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer