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 2009 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2009 about 2,200 people (about 1,100 men and 1,100 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 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 1.9 (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 7.0. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 8.9 (in Slovenia 7.2).
The mean age of people in Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah was 39.9 years, which was lower than the national average (41.4 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 96 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 62 children or 64% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 72%. In the school year 2009/10 elementary school in Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah was attended by about 190 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 110 pupils. There were 50 students and 3 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 62% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average of 61%.
The registered unemployment rate was 7.0%, which is less than the national average (9.1%). 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 the same as the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 4% higher.
Every 26th 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.
In 2009, there were 346 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 68% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 87 m2.
About every third person in Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah had a car (35 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2009, 250 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Sveti Jurij v Slov. goricah, which is 154 kg less than on average in Slovenia.