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The number of households in Slovenia is growing faster than the population. Between 1961 and 2002 the number of households increased by nearly 50%, while the population increased by a mere 25%. Between 2003 and 2007, the number of households increased by 4.5% and the population growth was 1.5%. In 2007, there were 745,000 households in Slovenia. The share of smaller households with one or two members is growing, while the share of households with more than three members is decreasing. Smaller households have higher expenditures and a greater impact on the environment.

Environmental indicators in Slovenia

The web portal Environmental Indicators in Slovenia provides access to over 100 indicators which use graphs, maps and comments to present the environmental trends in Slovenia. The indicators are organized into thematic groups – chapters covering environmental components (e.g. water, air), environmental issues (e.g. climate change, nature protection, loss of biodiversity, waste management) and the incorporation of environmental content in the formulation of sector policies (e.g. transport, agriculture, tourism, energy, instruments of environmental policy). The indicators represent one of the four pillars of our environmental reporting, based on the demands in article 106 of the Environment Protection Act (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 41/2004 with changes). Based on numerical data, they indicate state, characteristics and trends of environmental development in Slovenia. They are produced via interlinkages among the data and observations as shown on Figure 1. More

Figure 1: Information Pyramid
Source: EIONET-SI, 2007