Slovenia Population 2017

2,071,548

Slovenia's population is estimated at 2.1 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 2017Source: 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
Kostel12
Zavrc77
Osilnica87
Dobje pri Planini116
Cerkvenjak135
Sv. Ana v Slov. Goricah155
Destrnik172
Sveti Jurij ob Scavnici204
Solcava214
Hodos228
Dol pri Ljubljani241
Skocjan246
Makole250
Razkrizje252
Rogasovci254
Spodnja Hajdina257
Bistrica ob Sotli272
Sveti Tomaz284
Nova Vas299
Jursinci314
Smarjeta326
Sentrupert329
Vitomarci329
Podvelka343
Trnovska Vas367
Dobrovo368
Hrib-Loski Potok373
Kuzma375
Braslovce383
Jurovski Dol385
Podlehnik388
Zetale392
Tisina404
Tabor406
Luce413
Lukovica pri Domzalah419
Gornji Petrovci419
Salovci426
Cirkulane434
Ribnica na Pohorju443
Cankova446
Markovci462
Videm pri Ptuju471
Recica ob Savinji489
Krizevci pri Ljutomeru490
Zgornje Gorje500
Apace528
Podcetrtek528
Zgornja Kungota535
Leskova Dolina539
Kozina544
Dobrna548
Zgornje Jezersko568
Videm577
Zirovnica601
Kobilje618
Mokronog637
Majsperk637
Puconci638
Smartno ob Paki642
Komen650
Kozje669
Grad686
Kostanjevica na Krki695
Velike Lasce729
Sv. Trojica v Slov. Goricah730
Moravske Toplice735
Volcja Draga743
Vransko778
Gorisnica788
Dolenjske Toplice797
Starse803
Sodrazica832
Preddvor837
Vitanje865
Nazarje872
Komenda881
Verzej903
Moravce903
Pesnica pri Mariboru913
Velika Polana929
Dobrova943
Benedikt955
Dobrovnik972
Mirna Pec990
Gornji Grad1,048
Zuzemberk1,053
Ljubno ob Savinji1,104
Kobarid1,121
Sredisce ob Dravi1,124
Poljcane1,153
Crensovci1,178
Gorenja Vas1,192
Kidricevo1,253
Dornava1,267
Kanal1,269
Selnica ob Dravi1,297
Horjul1,329
Oplotnica1,352
Divaca1,357
Sentjernej1,423
Spodnji Duplek1,429
Kranjska Gora1,439
Smartno pri Litiji1,444
Miren1,460
Turnisce1,509
Rogatec1,558
Vuzenica1,580
Vodice1,589
Cerkno1,596
Cerklje na Gorenjskem1,608
Bovec1,631
Log pri Brezovici1,634
Odranci1,693
Prebold1,709
Naklo1,716
Vipava1,771
Smarje pri Jelsah1,779
Bohinjska Bistrica1,799
Sentilj v Slov. Goricah1,826
Store1,937
Mislinja1,945
Lovrenc na Pohorju1,977
Ivancna Gorica1,988
Straza1,996
Semic2,000
Mozirje2,085
Pivka2,088
Borovnica2,162
Radece2,168
Ormoz2,174
Radenci2,201
Skofljica2,209
Ig2,262
Vojnik2,292
Muta2,300
Polzela2,380
Beltinci2,394
Crna na Koroskem2,409
Race2,529
Spodnje Hoce2,555
Radlje ob Dravi2,811
Brezovica pri Ljubljani2,862
Sostanj2,880
Zrece2,935
Lenart v Slov. Goricah3,006
Zelezniki3,075
Lendava3,129
Sencur3,152
Gornja Radgona3,159
Mezica3,254
Metlika3,273
Dravograd3,289
Lasko3,456
Ljutomer3,460
Trebnje3,477
Tolmin3,534
Ziri3,588
Ribnica3,604
Sempeter pri Gorici3,760
Trzin3,844
Miklavz na Dravskem Polju3,854
Trzic3,865
Cerknica3,928
Piran4,192
Ruse4,503
Ilirska Bistrica4,553
Prevalje4,643
Sevnica4,660
Sentjur4,762
Slovenske Konjice4,869
Zalec4,943
Rogaska Slatina5,111
Medvode5,178
Bled5,181
Sezana5,531
Hrastnik5,621
Crnomelj5,776
Lucija5,872
Radovljica5,940
Idrija5,955
Menges6,112
Zagorje ob Savi6,439
Litija6,467
Brezice6,573
Ajdovscina6,656
Ravne na Koroskem6,979
Krsko7,097
Grosuplje7,098
Slovenska Bistrica7,454
Slovenj Gradec7,519
Vrhnika8,413
Kocevje8,672
Logatec8,942
Postojna9,183
Izola11,223
Murska Sobota11,614
Skofja Loka11,969
Domzale12,406
Nova Gorica13,178
Jesenice13,440
Kamnik13,644
Trbovlje15,163
Ptuj18,164
Novo Mesto23,341
Koper24,996
Velenje25,456
Kranj36,874
Celje37,520
Maribor95,171
Ljubljana272,220

Slovenia Population Clock

What is the population of Slovenia (as of September 13, 2017)?2,071,548
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)2071252
Births Per Day12
Deaths Per Day11
Net Migrations Per Day 3
Net Change Per Day 4
Population Change Since January 1st1,020

Slovenia Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.198 births/thousand175
Crude Death Rate 9.902 deaths/thousand41
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.58 people/thousand57
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 80.922 years33
Male Life Expectancy 78 years36
Female Life Expectancy 83.801 years24
Total Fertility Rate 1.646 children/woman159
Net Reproduction Rate 0.796 surviving daughters/woman158
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.054 males per female69
Infant Mortality Rate 2.773 deaths/1,000 live births184
Under Five Mortality 3.18 deaths/thousand186
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.198 years23
Rate of Natural Increase 0.143 179
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.591 %21
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.132 %26
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.006 %12
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.399 %35
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 9.79 %39
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 4.842 %22
Crude Suicide Rate 17.1 suicides/thousand21
Median Age (Total) 44.1 years8
Median Age (Female) 45.9 years8
Median Age (Male) 42.5 years12

Slovenia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20172,071,25249.596%50.404%1021050.09%148
20152,067,52549.568%50.432%1021030.09%147
20102,052,48049.544%50.456%1011030.32%145
20051,996,52248.811%51.189%991010.45%145
20001,988,65248.817%51.183%9899-0.02%143
19951,991,48748.463%51.537%9896-0.12%142
19902,006,52048.536%51.464%99900.07%141
19851,945,13648.593%51.407%96860.91%138
19801,835,83948.218%51.782%91871.19%137
19751,742,62648.413%51.587%86840.98%136
19701,669,58248.403%51.597%82830.71%134
19651,629,43447.885%52.115%80770.44%131
19601,586,63247.904%52.096%78760.62%128
19551,527,20547.831%52.169%75720.82%124
19501,473,09447.804%52.196%73670.58%120

Slovenia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20202,075,01149.676%50.324%1031070%148
20252,069,74449.76%50.24%102112-0.12%150
20302,053,57649.815%50.185%101117-0.21%150
20352,029,92649.822%50.178%100120-0.26%150
20402,003,07549.799%50.201%99122-0.28%150
20451,974,22149.77%50.23%98123-0.31%151
20501,941,93749.755%50.245%96132-0.36%150
20551,905,18749.754%50.246%94133-0.41%151
20601,864,88649.744%50.256%92136-0.44%152
20651,824,01649.729%50.271%90136-0.43%152
20701,786,45549.706%50.294%88138-0.38%154
20751,755,80149.712%50.288%87138-0.3%154
20801,733,13749.757%50.243%86138-0.2%154
20851,718,37949.83%50.17%85138-0.13%153
20901,708,77949.885%50.115%84138-0.09%153
20951,701,07649.901%50.099%84138-0.09%153
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations