Although there are 100 women to every 95 men, Ludmila Benkovicova from the Statistical Office says that every second man is single, while for women the figure is one in three. This doesn’t totally add up, unless it shows that a large percentage of women included in the statistics are married to outsiders, or to each other.
When it comes to children, there is one born every nine minutes on average in Slovakia, with a survival rate among newborns of 99.6%. One in three is born out of wedlock. This shows a slight population implosion, as deaths occur less frequently at a rate of one every ten minutes, half of which are due to circulatory diseases.
About 82% of the population lives in rural areas with an overall population density of 110 people per square kilometre. One in three people emigrating from Slovakia move to the Czech Republic.
The average age among males in Slovakia is 35, while for women it is 40 years of age. The average Slovak man gets married for the first time at 29, while Slovak women tend to tie the knot at the age of 27.
Eurobarometer data show that the average Slovak is 171 cm tall and weighs in at 73 kg.