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International Youth Day began in 2000 and was organized by the UN to recognize the input that young people make in education, community development, environmental groups, volunteering for different social projects.

It is meant to empower young people to participate in public life so that they are prepared and equipped to contribute to society’s development all around the world.

  • Two girls ride scooters in the city.

    International Youth Day is celebrated on 12 August. Photo: kasto/

Young people in Slovenia

The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia collected some data on the situation of young people in Slovenia.

The share of young people in Slovenia is falling. At the beginning of this year, 313,024 residents of Slovenia were 15–29 years old. Their share in the total population was 14.8%, 7.8 percentage points (almost 138,000 persons) lower than in 1991.

In the 2022/23 school year, 77,462 pupils were enrolled in upper secondary education. The largest share of them, 47.1%, were enrolled in upper secondary technical education, with 35.5% enrolled in general education and 17.4% in vocational education.

In 2022, 48.2% of young residents of Slovenia (19–24 years) were enrolled in tertiary education. At the EU-27 level, Slovenia has been ranked first according to this indicator since 2013.

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In 2022, 8.5% of young people (15–29 years) in Slovenia were not working, nor were they involved in formal or informal education or training (the so-called NEET).

In 2022, 30,837 young persons in employment (15–29 years) took up employment in Slovenia for the first time.

The employment rate among young people (15–29 years) was 48.1% in 2022 and was 8.5 percentage points lower than the employment rate at the national level (i.e. among residents aged 15 and over). The opposite was true for the unemployment rate, which among young people was 8.2%, 4.1 percentage points higher than the total rate.

In 2022, 59.1% of young people (18–34 years) in Slovenia were still living with their parents. The share of young men (67.1%) was much higher than the share of young women (50.2%). In the EU-27, 49.4% of young people were still living with their parents.

In Slovenia, young people moved from their parents' household in 2022 when they were on average 29.4 years old; young men 30.5 years and young women 28.0 years. The EU-27 average was 26.4 years.

Source: SURS

Author: Danila Golob

Date: 11. August 2023

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