Municipality Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 31 km2; this ranks it 176th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:
At the end of 2008 about 2,100 people (about 1,100 men and 1,000 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah 181st among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 69 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 -4.3 (in Slovenia 1.7). The number of people who moved from the municipality was higher than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -1.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -6.2 (in Slovenia 10.9).
The mean age of people in Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah was 39.9 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years).
In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 93 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 Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah 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 Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 54 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 71% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah was attended by about 190 pupils. About 120 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 40 students and 2 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 61% 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 4.7%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 1% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 3% higher.
Every 32nd 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 10,431 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita).
In 2008, there were 341 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 68% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 86 m2.
Every fourth person in Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah had a car (24 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2008, 241 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah, which is 178 kg less than on average in Slovenia.