Municipality Selnica ob Dravi, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 65 km2; this ranks it 105th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2009 about 4,600 people (about 2,300 men and 2,300 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Selnica ob Dravi 110th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 71 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 101 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 muncipality was positive. It was 2.4 (in Slovenia 1.5). 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 -8.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -6.4 (in Slovenia 7.2).
The mean age of people in Selnica ob Dravi was 41.5 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Selnica ob Dravi the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 124 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 Selnica ob Dravi 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 Selnica ob Dravi – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Selnica ob Dravi had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 129 children or 75% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Selnica ob Dravi were attended by about 360 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 170 pupils. There were 50 students and 9 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 56 per 1,000 and 9 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 59% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 61%.
The registered unemployment rate was 13.3%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Selnica ob Dravi, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 6% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 5% lower.
Every 16th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 23rd person received at least one financial social assistance.
The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 571 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita).
In 2009, there were 386 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 55% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 79 m2.
About every other person in Selnica ob Dravi had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.
In 2009, 247 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Selnica ob Dravi, which is 157 kg less than on average in Slovenia.