Municipality Starše, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 34 km2; this ranks it 165th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2009 about 4,100 people (about 2,000 men and 2,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Starše 121st among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 121 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 101 people per square kilometre.
The number of live births was the same as the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the muncipality was zero (in Slovenia 1.5). 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 10.2. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 10.2 (in Slovenia 7.2).
The mean age of people in Starše was 41.7 years, which was higher than the national average (41.4 years).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Starše the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 121 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 Starše 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 Starše – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Starše had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 106 children or 65% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary schools in Starše were attended by about 320 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 120 pupils. There were 60 students and 8 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 60% 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 11.6%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Starše, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 19% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 16% lower.
Every 25th 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 5,389 per capita) was higher than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita).
In 2009, there were 378 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 59% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 76 m2.
About every other person in Starše had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.
In 2009, 315 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Starše, which is 89 kg less than on average in Slovenia.