The Pomurska statistical region had 6% of Slovenia’s population in 2015. The region stood out with the highest natural decrease (–3.0 per 1,000 population) and the lowest share of foreign citizens in the population (1.5%). The mean age of the population in the Pomurska statistical region was the highest in Slovenia (44,3 years). The number of students per 1.000 population in this statistical region was below the Slovenian average (33); the share of the population aged 25–64 years with tertiary education was the lowest (19 %). For several years the region stands out with the highest unemployment rate; in 2015 it was 12.5%, for women it was as high as 13.9%.

Average monthly net earnings in this region (EUR 923) were the third lowest in the country. 8% of households in the region were receiving financial or material help from charities; more households receiving that kind of help was perceived only in the Koroška statistical region (9%). In the Pomurska statistical region 3.8% of the national GDP was generated in 2015. GDP per capita amounted to EUR 12,437, while the average in Slovenia was EUR 18,693. The region had almost 8,000 enterprises, which on average employed 3.9 people. There were 411 dwellings per 1,000 population in this region; the useful floor space was the highest among all statistical regions (86,5 m2 ). The region also stands out by the number of agricultural tractors; in 2015 there were 12 tractors per 100 population (the average for Slovenia was 5 per 100). In 2015, the Pomurska statistical region had around 7,000 beds in accommodation establishments; they recorded almost 921,000 overnight stays, of which 60% by domestic tourists.