The Koroška statistical region had 3% of Slovenia’s population in 2015. 72% of the children born in the region in 2015 were born to unmarried mothers; this was the highest share among all statistical regions. The share of population (25–64 years) with tertiary education was the third lowest in Slovenia (22%). The number of students per 1,000 population (39) was the same as the national average. The unemployment rate (9.7%) was slightly over the national average (9.0%). The gender difference in the unemployment rate was very large: for men it was 6.9% and for women 13.1%. People living in the Koroška statistical region on average assessed their satisfaction with their lifes the lowest (6.6 our of 10). 23 % of persons who died in this region in 2015 did not live to be 65, and this was the highest share in all statistical regions in Slovenia.

In the Koroška statistical region 2.8% of the national GDP was generated in 2015. GDP per capita was the fourth lowest in the country (EUR 15,103). The region had the lowest number of dwellings per 1,000 population (374). Koroška is not particularly important in terms of tourism. In 2015 only 1% of overnight stays were recorded here; even less were recorded only in the Zasavska and Primorsko-notranjska statistical regions. As regards foreign tourists, tourists from Croatia generated the largest number of overnight stays. In 2013, the average size of an agricultural holding was 7.4 ha; agricultural holdings were on average larger only in the Pomurska and Primorsko-notranjska statistical regions. In the Koroška statistical region 382 kg of municipal waste per capita was generated. As regards waste generated in production and service activities, 21.4% was hazardous (the national average was 3.2%).