Slovak Republic - Population

Slovak Republic: Population

Mnemonic POP.ISVK
Unit #
Annual 0.46 %
Data 2021 5,434,712
2020 5,459,781

Series Information

Source Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
Release Population - Subnational
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1945
End Date 12/31/2021

Slovak Republic: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Deaths Nov 2022 4,607 4,878 #, NSA Monthly
Births 2021 56,565 56,650 # Annual
Population 2021 5,434,712 5,459,781 # Annual
Net Migration 2017 4,999 # Annual
Birth Rate 2016 10.6 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 1984 10.1 10.3 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information

Subnational Population data for the Slovak Republic includes detailed data on the population of people based on region, sex, and age group. Age groups are in five year increments. Data is reported by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic and represents the values at the end of the year.

  • Age spectrum: 0-4, 5-9, ..., 105-109, 110 years and older
  • Measurement: Unitary count (#)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date: As early as 1945
  • Geo coverage:
    • Country
    • All four NUTS 2 areas (ISVK_^^)
    • All 8 NUTS 3 areas (ISVK_^^^)
    • All 79 LAU 1 districts (ISVK_nnnnn)

Data on population change are obtained from statistical reports processing about demographic population phenomena (marriages, divorces, births and deaths) producing statistical survey contents on population. Data covers all inhabitants residing permanently in Slovakia regardless of their citizenship as well as citizens of the SR with permanent residence in the SR during their temporary residence abroad. Demographic statistics includes statistics on spontaneous and induced abortions, which is processed from data of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic.

Marriages (contracted marriages) are classified by domicile of bridegroom (data can be processed and published also by domicile of bride). Data on divorces by territory are surveyed on the basis of the last joint domicile of a married couple or - if they did not live together- by the domicile of the divorce proposer. Migration statistics includes internal migration (permanent address changes among municipalities, districts and regions) and foreign migration, which means a change of the country residence, irrespective of citizenship.

Data from the Population and Housing Census make up the foundation for balancing of the number and structure of the population by age, marital status and ethnic nationality in the next ten years term on the basis of population change and foreign migration of the population.

The methodology and the content of demographic statistics are internationally comparable. The processing by classification point of the view is done according to the Register of the spatial units and the code-lists of ethnic nationalities and marital status.

Marriage is a legal act to contract marriage. It is an union of man and woman created on the basis of their voluntary and free decision to contract marriage (section 1 of the Act on the National Council of the SR No 36/2005 Coll. on Family as amended and supplemented by further acts). Divorce is a legal form for termination of marriage of living spouses (section 23 of the Act on family).

Natural increase (decrease) in the population shows the difference between the number of live-born children and the number of the deceased.

Net migration is the difference between the number of immigrants and the number of emigrants.

Total increase (decrease) it is the sum of natural increase and net migration.

For purposes of the publication population in pre-productive age consists of inhabitants aged from 0 to 14, in productive age includes men aged from 15 to 59 and women aged from 15 to 54, the post-productive age includes men aged 60 and more and women 55 and more. Age groups 15 – 64 and 64 and more are used for both men and women in international comparisons. Ageing index by the SOSR methodology represents the number of persons in post-productive age per 100 persons of preproductive population.

Mean age is the weighted arithmetic mean of the number of years lived by members of a given population till a given point of time; it is a mean age of the living population. Life expectancy at birth is the average number of years a person who has just been born would live at average if current mortality trends were to continue.

Data is released in a preliminary and detailed release, and is subject to revision.