Slovenia - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Slovenia was 1,024,721 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,025,617 in 2012 and a minimum value of 446,954 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 446,954
1961 464,004
1962 480,036
1963 497,639
1964 516,254
1965 535,928
1966 557,347
1967 578,934
1968 599,472
1969 618,383
1970 638,279
1971 660,081
1972 684,387
1973 709,382
1974 732,814
1975 760,012
1976 791,790
1977 822,198
1978 852,339
1979 882,958
1980 913,487
1981 933,056
1982 937,974
1983 946,935
1984 954,871
1985 962,666
1986 977,870
1987 992,898
1988 998,815
1989 1,002,567
1990 1,006,674
1991 1,009,852
1992 1,008,910
1993 1,007,047
1994 1,006,439
1995 1,007,194
1996 1,007,101
1997 1,006,304
1998 1,004,646
1999 1,005,900
2000 1,009,419
2001 1,011,568
2002 1,012,762
2003 1,011,537
2004 1,010,348
2005 1,010,259
2006 1,011,642
2007 1,015,458
2008 1,015,186
2009 1,022,547
2010 1,025,111
2011 1,025,354
2012 1,025,617
2013 1,025,115
2014 1,024,701
2015 1,024,543
2016 1,024,721

Development Relevance: Explosive growth of cities globally signifies the demographic transition from rural to urban, and is associated with shifts from an agriculture-based economy to mass industry, technology, and service. In principle, cities offer a more favorable setting for the resolution of social and environmental problems than rural areas. Cities generate jobs and income, and deliver education, health care and other services. Cities also present opportunities for social mobilization and women's empowerment.

Limitations and Exceptions: Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverage. There is no consistent and universally accepted standard for distinguishing urban from rural areas, in part because of the wide variety of situations across countries. Most countries use an urban classification related to the size or characteristics of settlements. Some define urban areas based on the presence of certain infrastructure and services. And other countries designate urban areas based on administrative arrangements. Because of national differences in the characteristics that distinguish urban from rural areas, the distinction between urban and rural population is not amenable to a single definition that would be applicable to all countries. Estimates of the world's urban population would change significantly if China, India, and a few other populous nations were to change their definition of urban centers. Because the estimates of city and metropolitan area are based on national definitions of what constitutes a city or metropolitan area, cross-country comparisons should be made with caution.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The indicator is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. To estimate urban populations, UN ratios of urban to total population were applied to the World Bank's estimates of total population. Countries differ in the way they classify population as "urban" or "rural." The population of a city or metropolitan area depends on the boundaries chosen.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization