In Slovenia, passenger car transport is increasing and public transport is decreasing. The increase in car ownership can be attributed to ideas about greater flexibility, improved mobility and low quality of public passenger transport. The share of Slovenian households owning a personal car increased to 80% in 2007 and the number of passengers using urban public transport dropped by nearly 50% compared to 1990. The data for Central Slovenia and the Podravje statistical regions show that more than 70% of the population travel to work by car. Passenger cars cause the highest degree of pollution and minimum energy efficiency, especially in urban areas.
The indicator shows the share of households with one, more than one or with no cars in the years 1996 and 2002, the trends in the share of households owning a passenger car since 2000, and the modes of transport to work for two statistical regions.
Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, SI-STAT Data Portal, per five years.
|Without car||With one car||With two ore more cars|
Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 2009.
|Share of households with cars||(%)||79||79||79.4||78.7||78.6||79.6||79.8||80.1|
Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Urban Audit Project, 2009.
|journeys to work by car||%||70.8||75|
|journeys to work by bus||%||14.4||8.5|
|journeys to work by bicycle||%||12.4||14.3|
|journeys to work by rail||%||1.5||1.3|
|journeys to work by motor cycle||%||0.2||0.5|
|journeys to work by other modes||%||0.6||0.5|
|Number of private cars registered||num.||238479||134451|
|Average time of journey to work||min||24||24|
• To raise awareness and inform the population on sustainable mobility;
• To increase the volume and quality of public road and rail transport;
• To connect cycling trails with public transport stations and parking areas for motor vehicles;
• To support and develop different possibilities for mobility of the population and for economy supply, with emphasis on sustainable mobility, by improving the reliability of the transport system, improving economic efficiency and transport safety, further developing the modes of transport, and raising awareness and education of users on the various means of transport;
• In purchasing road transport vehicles, the contracting authorities, contracting entities and some operators must take into account the energy and environmental impacts of vehicles over their lifetime, including energy consumption, CO2 emissions and other pollutants, in order to promote clean and energy-efficient vehicles and improve the contribution of the transport sector to environmental, climate and energy policies of the Community.
Data for Slovenia:
Objectives summarized by: Resolution on Transport Policy of the Republic of Slovenia, 2006; Operational Programme of Environmental and Transport Infrastructure Development for the Period 2007-2013; and Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles, which must be integrated into the national legislation by 4 December 2010.
Source database or source: SI-STAT Data Portal (General Indicators – per five years, and Share of households with certain consumer durables – annually (Demography and Social Statistics; Household Budget Survey)); Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Urban Audit Project for the years 1991, 1996 and 2002.
Data administrator: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
Data acquisition date for this indicator: 15 August 2009
Methodology and frequency of data collection for the indicator: The data on household car ownership is derived from the SI-STAT Data Portal of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia; General Indicators Dataset – per five years; and from the Chapter 'Share of households with certain consumer durables, Slovenia, annually'.
The data on the modes of transport to work is derived from the SORS Urban Audit Project, collected for the years 1991, 1996, 2002. More information on the Urban Audit Project: http://www.urbanaudit.org.
Data processing methodology: Data on the modes of transport to work is presented only for two Slovenian regions and was collected by the SORS.
Information concerning data quality:
- advantages and disadvantages of the indicator: /
- relevance, accuracy, robustness, uncertainty: 2
Reliability of the indicator (archival data): 2
Uncertainty of the indicator (scenarios/projections): /
- Overall assessment (1 = no major comments, 3 = data to be considered with reservation): 2
Completeness over time: 2
Completeness over space: 2
Other sources and literature:
Comparison for Europe and the wider area is derived from:
• EEA Report: Europe's Environment, The fourth assessment – sustainable consumption and production
• EEA Technical Report, No. 1/2008; Time for action – towards sustainable consumption and production in Europe, Summary report of the conference held on 27 – 29 September 2007, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• EEA Report, No. 11/2005; Household consumption and the environment 02 Jan 2006