Slovenia Population 2017

2,080,528

Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is located in southern Central Europe where it is bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary. In 2017, 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.

Slovenia Population in 2018Source: Miran Rebrec (photo), ModriDirkac (merging&editing)

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
BordersAUT, HRV, ITA, HUN
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude46.1166666614.81666666
Currencies UsedEUR

Slovenia Population Density

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
Slovenj Gradec7,519
Slovenska Bistrica7,454
Grosuplje7,098
Krsko7,097
Ravne na Koroskem6,979
Ajdovscina6,656
Brezice6,573
Litija6,467
Zagorje ob Savi6,439
Menges6,112
Idrija5,955
Radovljica5,940
Lucija5,872
Crnomelj5,776
Hrastnik5,621
Sezana5,531
Bled5,181
Medvode5,178
Rogaska Slatina5,111
Zalec4,943
Slovenske Konjice4,869
Sentjur4,762
Sevnica4,660
Prevalje4,643
Ilirska Bistrica4,553
Ruse4,503
Piran4,192
Cerknica3,928
Trzic3,865
Miklavz na Dravskem Polju3,854
Trzin3,844
Sempeter pri Gorici3,760
Ribnica3,604
Ziri3,588
Tolmin3,534
Trebnje3,477
Ljutomer3,460
Lasko3,456
Dravograd3,289
Metlika3,273
Mezica3,254
Gornja Radgona3,159
Sencur3,152
Lendava3,129
Zelezniki3,075
Lenart v Slov. Goricah3,006
Sostanj2,880
Brezovica pri Ljubljani2,862
Radlje ob Dravi2,811
Spodnje Hoce2,555
Race2,529
Crna na Koroskem2,409
Beltinci2,394
Polzela2,380
Muta2,300
Vojnik2,292
Ig2,262
Skofljica2,209
Radenci2,201
Ormoz2,174
Radece2,168
Borovnica2,162
Pivka2,088
Mozirje2,085
Semic2,000
Straza1,996
Ivancna Gorica1,988
Lovrenc na Pohorju1,977
Mislinja1,945
Store1,937
Sentilj v Slov. Goricah1,826
Bohinjska Bistrica1,799
Smarje pri Jelsah1,779
Vipava1,771
Naklo1,716
Prebold1,709
Odranci1,693
Log pri Brezovici1,634
Bovec1,631
Cerklje na Gorenjskem1,608
Cerkno1,596
Vodice1,589
Vuzenica1,580
Rogatec1,558
Turnisce1,509
Miren1,460
Smartno pri Litiji1,444
Kranjska Gora1,439
Spodnji Duplek1,429
Sentjernej1,423
Divaca1,357
Oplotnica1,352
Horjul1,329
Selnica ob Dravi1,297
Kanal1,269
Dornava1,267
Kidricevo1,253
Gorenja Vas1,192
Crensovci1,178
Poljcane1,153
Sredisce ob Dravi1,124
Kobarid1,121
Ljubno ob Savinji1,104
Zuzemberk1,053
Gornji Grad1,048
Mirna Pec990
Dobrovnik972
Benedikt955
Dobrova943
Velika Polana929
Pesnica pri Mariboru913
Verzej903
Moravce903
Komenda881
Nazarje872
Vitanje865
Preddvor837
Sodrazica832
Starse803
Dolenjske Toplice797
Gorisnica788
Vransko778
Volcja Draga743
Moravske Toplice735
Sv. Trojica v Slov. Goricah730
Velike Lasce729
Kostanjevica na Krki695
Grad686
Kozje669
Komen650
Smartno ob Paki642
Puconci638
Majsperk637
Mokronog637
Kobilje618
Zirovnica601
Videm577
Zgornje Jezersko568
Dobrna548
Kozina544
Leskova Dolina539
Zgornja Kungota535
Podcetrtek528
Apace528
Zgornje Gorje500
Krizevci pri Ljutomeru490
Recica ob Savinji489
Videm pri Ptuju471
Markovci462
Cankova446
Ribnica na Pohorju443
Salovci426
Lukovica pri Domzalah419
Gornji Petrovci419
Luce413
Tabor406
Tisina404
Zetale392
Podlehnik388
Jurovski Dol385
Braslovce383
Kuzma375
Hrib-Loski Potok373
Dobrovo368
Trnovska Vas367
Podvelka343
Vitomarci329
Sentrupert329
Jursinci314
Nova Vas299
Sveti Tomaz284
Bistrica ob Sotli272
Spodnja Hajdina257
Rogasovci254
Razkrizje252
Makole250
Skocjan246
Dol pri Ljubljani241
Hodos228
Solcava214
Sveti Jurij ob Scavnici204
Destrnik172
Sv. Ana v Slov. Goricah155
Cerkvenjak135
Dobje pri Planini116
Osilnica87
Zavrc77
Kostel12

Slovenia Population Clock

What is the population of Slovenia (as of 11/15/2017)?2,080,528
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)2,079,976
Births Per Day12
Deaths Per Day11
Net Migrations Per Day 3
Net Change Per Day 4
Population Change Since January 1st1,276

Slovenia Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 10.198 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.902 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.58 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 80.922 years
Male Life Expectancy 78 years
Female Life Expectancy 83.801 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.646 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.796 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.054 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 2.773 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 3.18 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.198 years
Rate of Natural Increase 0.143
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.591%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.132%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.006%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.399%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 9.79%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 4.842%
Median Age (Total) 44.1 years
Median Age (Female) 45.9 years
Median Age (Male) 42.5 years

Slovenia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20172,079,97649.66%50.34%1030.12%
20152,074,78849.61%50.39%1020.29%
20102,045,16849.46%50.54%1010.49%
20051,996,28148.81%51.19%980.08%
20001,988,49948.82%51.18%98-0.03%
19951,991,47248.46%51.54%98-0.15%
19902,006,47948.54%51.46%990.62%
19851,945,13548.59%51.41%961.16%
19801,835,83748.22%51.78%911.05%
19751,742,62348.41%51.59%860.86%
19701,669,58148.40%51.60%820.49%
19651,629,43447.89%52.12%800.53%
19601,586,63747.90%52.10%780.77%
19551,527,20647.83%52.17%750.72%
19501,473,09347.80%52.20%730.00%

Slovenia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20202,082,05549.73%50.27%1030.00%
20252,076,08249.82%50.18%102-0.06%
20302,059,21149.88%50.12%102-0.16%
20352,035,16849.89%50.11%100-0.23%
20402,007,34049.88%50.12%99-0.27%
20451,976,54049.85%50.15%97-0.31%
20501,941,85149.84%50.16%96-0.35%
20551,902,57949.83%50.17%94-0.41%
20601,860,17549.82%50.18%92-0.45%
20651,817,16549.80%50.20%90-0.47%
20701,776,78349.78%50.22%88-0.45%
20751,742,00849.78%50.22%86-0.39%
20801,714,89949.81%50.19%85-0.31%
20851,695,83949.86%50.14%84-0.22%
20901,682,87349.88%50.12%83-0.15%
20951,672,62249.88%50.12%83-0.12%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer