Municipality Sveti Tomaž, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 38 km2; this ranks it 153rd among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2009 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2009 about 2,100 people (about 1,000 men and 1,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Sveti Tomaž 183rd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 55 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 3.3 (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 -5.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -2.4 (in Slovenia 7.2).
The mean age of people in Sveti Tomaž was 40.6 years, which was lower than the national average (41.4 years).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Sveti Tomaž the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 110 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 Tomaž 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 Tomaž – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Sveti Tomaž had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 53 children or 60% 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 Tomaž was attended by about 200 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 100 pupils. There were 40 students and 6 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 14.0%, which is more than the national average (9.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Sveti Tomaž, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 11% higher than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 13% higher.
Every 10th 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 43 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,564 per capita).
In 2009, there were 413 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 49% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 76 m2.
About every fourth person in Sveti Tomaž had a car (28 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2009, 191 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Sveti Tomaž, which is 213 kg less than on average in Slovenia.