Slovenia Population 2019

2,078,756

Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is located in southern Central Europe where it is bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary. In 2019, the population of Slovenia is estimated at 2.08 million, which ranks 149th 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, followed 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 the 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 27 minutes
One death every 25 minutes
One net migrant every 288 minutes
Net gain of one person every 720 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

Slovenia Population Pyramid 2019

Slovenia Population by Age

There are 1,710,291 adults in Slovenia.

Census Years

Year Date
20211 January 2021
20181 January 2018
20151 January 2015
20111 January 2011
200231 March 2002
199131 March 1991
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.

Official NameRepublic of Slovenia
Languages SpokenSlovene
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude46.1166666614.81666666
Currencies UsedEuro
DemonymSlovene
Name Population Location
Ljubljana272,220Map
Maribor95,171Map
Celje37,520Map
Kranj36,874Map
Velenje25,456Map
Koper24,996Map
Novo Mesto23,341Map
Ptuj18,164Map
Trbovlje15,163Map
Kamnik13,644Map
Jesenice13,440Map
Nova Gorica13,178Map
Domzale12,406Map
Skofja Loka11,969Map
Murska Sobota11,614Map
Izola11,223Map
Postojna9,183Map
Logatec8,942Map
Kocevje8,672Map
Vrhnika8,413Map

Slovenia Population Clock

The population of Slovenia (as of 8/20/2019)?2,078,756
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2019)2,078,654
Births Per Day54
Deaths Per Day57
Net Migrations Per Day 5
Net Change Per Day 2
Population Change Since January 1st464

Slovenia Population Estimator

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Estimate as of August 20th 2019 is: 2,078,693

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20192,078,65449.78%50.22%102.531490.04%
20182,077,83749.75%50.25%102.491490.07%
20172,076,39449.73%50.27%102.421480.11%
20162,074,21049.71%50.29%102.311480.15%
20152,071,19949.69%50.31%102.171470.27%
20102,043,33749.55%50.45%100.791450.48%
20051,994,97648.90%51.10%98.411450.07%
20001,987,71748.90%51.10%98.05145-0.03%
19951,991,13148.53%51.47%98.22142-0.15%
19902,006,40548.60%51.40%98.971410.62%
19851,945,13048.66%51.34%95.951381.16%
19801,835,83148.29%51.71%90.561361.05%
19751,742,62348.46%51.54%85.961350.86%
19701,669,58148.40%51.60%82.351340.49%
19651,629,43347.89%52.12%80.371310.53%
19601,586,63747.90%52.10%78.261280.77%
19551,527,20547.83%52.17%75.331240.72%
19501,473,09347.80%52.20%72.661200.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20202,078,93849.80%50.20%102.551490.00%
20252,073,06249.88%50.12%102.26150-0.06%
20302,056,19349.93%50.07%101.43149-0.16%
20352,032,74449.94%50.06%100.27151-0.23%
20402,005,51949.92%50.08%98.93151-0.27%
20451,974,73449.90%50.10%97.41151-0.31%
20501,939,59249.90%50.10%95.67152-0.36%
20551,900,66949.90%50.10%93.75152-0.40%
20601,859,34149.88%50.12%91.72153-0.44%
20651,817,94949.85%50.15%89.67153-0.45%
20701,779,18249.82%50.18%87.76154-0.43%
20751,745,93849.81%50.19%86.12155-0.38%
20801,720,34949.83%50.17%84.86152-0.29%
20851,703,14049.87%50.13%84.01152-0.20%
20901,692,44049.89%50.11%83.48152-0.13%
20951,684,62049.87%50.13%83.10152-0.09%
  1. Statistical office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. World Population Prospects (2019 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