Slovakia Population clock (live)

19-11-2018 06:42:00
5,439,530
Current population
2,645,083
Current male population (48.6%)
2,794,447
Current female population (51.4%)
50,405
Births this year
50
Births today
47,189
Deaths this year
47
Deaths today
192
Net migration this year
0
Net migration today
3,408
Population growth this year
3
Population growth today

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Quick facts about the population of Slovakia


Current population (as of Monday, November 19 2018)
5,439,527
Total area
49,030 km2 (18,931 mi2)
Population density
110.9 per km2 (287.3 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.95 (2,645,083 men to 2,794,447 women)
Median age
39.2 years
Life expectancy
75.8 years (71.9 - men, 79.9 - women)
Literacy
99.6 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Slovakia population 2018

During 2018 Slovakia population is projected to increased by 3,860 people and reach 5,439,982 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 3,642. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 217 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Slovakia (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Slovakia population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Slovakia will be increased by 11 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Slovakia 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Slovakia was estimated to be 5,436,122 people. This is an increase of 0.07 % (3,857 people) compared to population of 5,432,265 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 3,640. Due to external migration, the population increased by 217. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.950 (950 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.

Below are the key figures for Slovakia population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2018

Slovakia population density

Slovakia population density is 110.9 people per square kilometer (287.2/mi2) as of November 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Slovakia divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Slovakia. The total area of Slovakia is 49,030 km2 (18,931 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in Slovakia

ReligionNumber of followersPercentage of total population
Christianity4,639,91785.3
Religiously Unaffiliated788,73114.5
Islam10,8790.2

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010 external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, November 19 2018).

Slovakia age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Slovakia had the following population age distribution:

15.6 71.6 12.8

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Slovakia population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Slovakia age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Slovakia is 39.7 %.

The value of 39.7 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Slovakia must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Slovakia is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Slovakia is 21.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Slovakia is 17.9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Slovakia age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Slovakia is 75.8 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 71.9 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 79.9 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 4,569,491 persons or 99.62% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Slovakia are able to read and write. Accordingly about 17,454 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.59% (2,191,879 persons). 8,935 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 99.64% (2,377,613 persons). 8,518 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.37% and 99.53% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.45%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Slovakia population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Slovakia historical population (1951 - 2018)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Slovakia population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19513,473,266N/A %
19523,547,9592.15 %
19533,624,3342.15 %
19543,700,6912.11 %
19553,775,6852.03 %
19563,848,3371.92 %
19573,918,0291.81 %
19583,984,4831.70 %
19594,047,7081.59 %
19604,107,8781.49 %
19614,165,1301.39 %
19624,219,3811.30 %
19634,270,2001.20 %
19644,316,8781.09 %
19654,358,8480.97 %
19664,395,7600.85 %
19674,427,8530.73 %
19684,456,7160.65 %
19694,485,0930.64 %
19704,515,7140.68 %
19714,550,0740.76 %
19724,588,2700.84 %
19734,629,8800.91 %
19744,674,3230.96 %
19754,720,8180.99 %
19764,769,0581.02 %
19774,819,0131.05 %
19784,869,7611.05 %
19794,919,4311.02 %
19804,966,1930.95 %
19815,008,9310.86 %
19825,047,4330.77 %
19835,082,1330.69 %
19845,113,8580.62 %
19855,143,5340.58 %
19865,171,5580.54 %
19875,197,8040.51 %
19885,222,2850.47 %
19895,245,2970.44 %
19905,267,0920.42 %
19915,287,8950.39 %
19925,307,7800.38 %
19935,326,3860.35 %
19945,342,9680.31 %
19955,356,7970.26 %
19965,367,5330.20 %
19975,375,3030.14 %
19985,380,5060.10 %
19995,383,6890.06 %
20005,385,4610.03 %
20015,386,1450.01 %
20025,385,852-0.01 %
20035,385,007-0.02 %
20045,384,385-0.01 %
20055,384,7150.01 %
20065,386,4630.03 %
20075,389,7310.06 %
20085,394,2190.08 %
20095,399,3310.09 %
20105,404,4240.09 %
20115,409,1370.09 %
20125,413,4370.08 %
20135,417,3920.07 %
20145,421,0750.07 %
20155,424,5600.06 %
20165,428,4110.07 %
20175,432,2650.07 %
20185,436,1220.07 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20205,451,396N/A %
20255,437,850-0.25 %
20305,387,455-0.93 %
20355,300,581-1.61 %
20405,192,522-2.04 %
20455,078,834-2.19 %
20504,964,536-2.25 %
20554,846,436-2.38 %
20604,718,342-2.64 %
20654,577,329-2.99 %
20704,429,952-3.22 %
20754,288,959-3.18 %
20804,165,691-2.87 %
20854,063,992-2.44 %
20903,979,431-2.08 %
20953,904,739-1.88 %
21003,833,802-1.82 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link