Municipality Dobrna, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 32 km2; this ranks it 172nd among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2008 reveal the following:
At the end of 2008 about 2,200 people (about 1,100 men and 1,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Dobrna 178th 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 higher than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.4 (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 36.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 37.5 (in Slovenia 10.9).
The mean age of people in Dobrna was 39.8 years, which was lower than the national average (41.3 years).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Dobrna the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 104 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 Dobrna 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 Dobrna – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Dobrna had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 53 children. Of all children aged 1–5, 58% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 70%. In the school year 2008/09 elementary school in Dobrna was attended by about 210 pupils. About 130 pupils from the municipality attended various secondary schools. There were 50 students and 7 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 63% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average of 62%.
The registered unemployment rate was 5.7%, which is less than the national average (6.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Dobrna, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 14% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.
Every 21st 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 860 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 3,165 EUR per capita).
In 2008, there were 353 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 54% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 72 m2.
Every other person in Dobrna had a car (47 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In tourist accommodations in the municipality around 16,400 arrivals and 85,200 overnight stays of tourist were recorded, which is approximately 0.6% of all arrivals and 1.0% of all overnight stays of tourists in Slovenia.
In 2008, 365 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dobrna, which is 54 kg less than on average in Slovenia.