Municipality Dobje, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 18 km2; this ranks it 200th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2009 about 1,000 people (about 500 men and 500 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Dobje 204th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 55 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 101 people per square kilometre.
The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the muncipality was negative. It was -3.1 (in Slovenia 1.5). The number of people who moved from the municipality was lower than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 12.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 9.4 (in Slovenia 7.2).
The mean age of people in Dobje was 40.3 years, which was lower than the national average (41.4 years).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Dobje the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 108 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was lower than the national average of 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Dobje is growing more slowly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all Slovene municipalities higher than the ageing index for men. In Dobje – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Dobje had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 33 children or 63% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary school in Dobje was attended by about 110 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 50 pupils. There were 50 students and 16 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 56 per 1,000 and 9 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 61% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is the same as the national average.
The registered unemployment rate was 8.6%, which is less than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Dobje, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 3% higher than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 4% higher.
Every 20th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 23rd person received at least one financial social assistance.
The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 360 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita).
In 2009, there were 440 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 57% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 77 m2.
About every other person in Dobje had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2009, 111 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dobje, which is 293 kg less than on average in Slovenia.