Municipality Ptuj, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 67 km2; this ranks it 103th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:
At the end of 2008 about 23,700 people (about 11,500 men and 12,200 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Ptuj 14th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 355 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 100 people per square kilometre.
The number of live births was higher than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 0.2 (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 4.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 4.7 (in Slovenia 10.9).
The mean age of people in Ptuj was 42.3 years, which was higher than the national average (41.3 years).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Ptuj the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 132 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 Ptuj 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 Ptuj – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Ptuj had 9 kindergartens. They were attended by 954 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 70% were included in kindergartens, which was the same as the national average. In the school year 2008/09 elementary schools in Ptuj were attended by about 1,800 pupils. About 1,100 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 60 students and 9 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 7.9%, which is more than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Ptuj, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 13% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 10% lower.
Every 12th 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 3,215 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita).
In 2008, there were 403 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 56% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 77 m2.
Every other person in Ptuj had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.
In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 53,500 arrivals and 135,300 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 1.9% of all arrivals and 1.6% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.
In 2008, 554 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Ptuj, which is 135 kg more than on average in Slovenia.