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Demographics of Slovenia

The majority of Slovenia's population is Slovenian (over 88%). Hungarians and Italians have the status of indigenous minorities under the Slovenian Constitution[?], which guarantees them seats in the National Assembly. Most other minority groups, particularly those from the former Yugoslavia, immigrated after World War II for economic reasons. Slovenians are predominantly Roman Catholic, though the country also has a small number of Protestants, Orthodox Christians[?], Muslims, and Jews. Slovenian is a Slavic language, written in the Roman script.

Population: 1,927,593 (July 2000 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 16% (male 162,932; female 154,513)
15-64 years: 69% (male 678,502; female 660,637)
65 years and over: 15% (male 98,739; female 172,270) (2000 est.)

Population growth rate: 0.12% (2000 est.)

Birth rate: 9.35 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate: 9.9 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate: 1.75 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.57 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 4.56 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 74.86 years
male: 70.97 years
female: 78.97 years (2000 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.28 children born/woman (2000 est.)

Nationality:
noun: Slovenian(s)
adjective: Slovenian or Slovene (archaic)

Ethnic groups: Slovenian 88%, Croat 3%, Serb 2%, Bosniak 1%, Yugoslav[?] 0.6%, Hungarian 0.4%, other 5% (1991)

Religions: Roman Catholic 70.8% (including Uniate 2%), Lutheran 1%, Muslim 1%, atheist 4.3%, other 22.9%

Languages: Slovenian (official), Italian and Hungarian also official in the regions of their protected minorities.

Literacy:
definition: NA
total population: 99%
male: NA%
female: NA%

See also : Slovenia



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