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What is the ethnic origin of the highly segregated migrant group?

Key Area:
Housing & Segregation
Racism, Discrimination
28/12/2011 - 14:56
Short Answer

Precise data on ethnic origin of segregated migrant group is not available. Hwever, the largest group of migrant workers in Slovenia are workers from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Qualitative Info

Precise data on ethnic origin of segregated migrant group is not available, however, it can be assumed on the basis of statistics of country of nationality of all migrant workers in Slovenia. The largest number of immigrants in Slovenia comes from countries of former Yugoslavia, predominantly from Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to official statistics, on 31 August 2011 there were 21.043 foreigners from Bosnia and Herzegovina residing in Slovenia on the basis of a temporary residence permit (out of 46.638 in total). 5465 were from Kosovo, 4956 from Croatia, 4841 from Serbia, and 4239 from Macedonia. Historically, the Western Balkans was the main pool of workers needed in the Slovenian labour market. The outbreak of economic crisis and the protective measures imposed by the government, however, had an impact on the levels of migration, and Slovenia recorded, for the first time in years, negative net migration from abroad in 2010.



Data available on the web page of the Ministry of the Interior, (25 October 2011).

Groups affected/interested Migrants
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Housing
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