Statistics Show 5% of Slovenia's Population Are Foreigners
Ljubljana, 30 April - Slovenia's population rose by almost 1,800 in 2014, standing at 2,062,874 inhabitants at the beginning of the year. A total of 101,532 people were foreigners, which makes for almost 5% of Slovenia's population, the latest Statistics Office data shows.
The population of Slovenia consisted of 1,022,229 men and 1,040,645 women at the beginning of 2015. The share of women, which currently stands at 51.35%, has been dropping over the past several years.
Slovenia's total population increased by 143 in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Statistics Office also said in a report published on Thursday.
The number of Slovenian citizens dropped by 1,000, while the number of foreign citizens increased by more than 1,100.
A total of 3,510 people moved to Slovenia in the last quarter of 2014, which is 2.8% more than in the year before. Some 3,570 people meanwhile moved out in the last quarter, which is 3.3% more year-on-year.
The net migration rate for foreign citizens was positive, while the net migration rate for Slovenian citizens was negative, as some 2,110 people moved out while 1,457 moved to Slovenia.
Meanwhile, of 5,049 babies were born and 4,842 people died in the last quarter of 2014. There were 120 fewer births and 138 more deaths than in the same period in 2013.
A total of 927 couples got married, while about 695 couples divorced in the same period. Both the number of marriages and divorces increased in the last quarter of 2014 compared to the same period a year ago.