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Statistics Office publishes first data from the 2011 census

The first publication by the Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic compiled from the results of the 2011 census of people, houses and apartments indicates that the Slovak language is the mother tongue of 78.6 percent of Slovak residents, with the Hungarian language being the mother tongue of 9.4 percent of people living in Slovakia, and Romani being the mother tongue of 2.3 percent of the population, the SITA newswire reported.

The first publication by the Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic compiled from the results of the 2011 census of people, houses and apartments indicates that the Slovak language is the mother tongue of 78.6 percent of Slovak residents, with the Hungarian language being the mother tongue of 9.4 percent of people living in Slovakia, and Romani being the mother tongue of 2.3 percent of the population, the SITA newswire reported.

Slovakia's population was 5,397,036 on May 21, 2011, the date of the census, with the most single people living in Prešov Region (44.9 percent) while the smallest proportion of single people are living in Bratislava Region (40.2 percent). The highest proportion of married people lived in Bratislava and Trenčín regions (42.6 percent). The number of divorced people increased from 4.3 percent in 2001 to 7.6 percent in 2011, SITA wrote, with the largest increase in divorced people recorded in Košice Region.

"The oldest" part of Slovakia is Nitra Region where 13.9 percent of the population is in post-productive age (65+ years); the Prešov Region is "the youngest" with 18.4 percent in pre-productive age (up to 14 years). The ratio of men to women is 1,000 to 1,054. The census results also indicate that 53.8 percent of Slovaks are able work with the internet.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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