Municipality Gornji Grad, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 90 km2; this ranks it 79th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:
At the end of 2008 about 2,700 people (about 1,300 men and 1,400 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Gornji Grad 163th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 29 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 100 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 municipality was negative. It was -12.9 (in Slovenia 1.7). 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 2.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -10.6 (in Slovenia 10.9).
The mean age of people in Gornji Grad was 43.7 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Gornji Grad the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 155 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Gornji Grad is growing more rapidly 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 Gornji Grad – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Gornji Grad had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 56 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 54% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Gornji Grad were attended by about 230 pupils. About 120 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 students and 6 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 55 per 1,000 and 8 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 60% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 62%.
The registered unemployment rate was 8.8%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.
In Gornji Grad, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 20% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 17% lower.
Every 27th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 28th person received at least one financial social assistance.
The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 710 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita).
In 2008, there were 368 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 69% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 92 m2.
Every other person in Gornji Grad had a car (46 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2008, 213 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Gornji Grad, which is 206 kg less than on average in Slovenia.