In Slovakia, women outnumber men by 100 to 95. "Every other man and every third woman is single," stated Ľudmila Benkovičová, head of the Slovak Statistics Office. Every nine minutes, a child is born in Slovakia. "Of all the newborn children, 99.6 percent are live-born. Two out of three newborn children are born within wedlock, she added. Every ten minutes, a person dies in Slovakia. More than a half of all deaths of Slovak citizens are attributed to diseases of the circulatory system. According to statistical data from Eurobarometer, the average Slovak citizen is 171 cm tall and weighs 73 kilograms.
Slovakia's average population density is 110 people per square kilometre. There are approximately 1.9 million households in the country; for every 100 residents of urban settlements, 82 citizens live in rural areas. Out of every 100 citizens, one to two citizens change their home address each year. Of those who move abroad, one in three moves to the neighbouring Czech Republic.
"The average age of a man is 37 years and he can expect to live another 36 years," Benkovičová was quoted as saying by the SITA newswire. The median age of a Slovak man is 35 years. The average Slovak man marries for the first time when he is 29. The average age of a Slovak woman is 40 and she can expect to live to 80. Slovak women, on average, get married for the first time at the age of 27 and give birth for the first time at the same age.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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15. Oct 2010 at 10:00