Municipality Žetale, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 38 km2; this ranks it 153rd among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2010 about 1,350 people (about 700 men and 650 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Žetale 199th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 35 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 101 people per square kilometre.
The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -0.7 (in Slovenia 1.8). 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 -12.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -13.5 (in Slovenia 1.6).
The mean age of people in Žetale was 41.4 years, which was lower than the national average (41.6).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Žetale the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 131 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 117. It also shows that the mean age of people in Žetale 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 Žetale – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Žetale had no kindergarten. However, of all children aged 1-5, 26% were included in kindergartens, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary school in Žetale was attended by about 100 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 60 pupils. There were 57 students and 14 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 52 per 1,000 and 10 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 56% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 59%.
The registered unemployment rate was 11.1%, which is more than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Žetale, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 9% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 5% lower.
Every 10th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 22nd person received at least one financial social assistance.
In 2010, there were 385 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 41% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 69 m2.
Every other person in Žetale had a car (48 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2010, 188 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Žetale, which is 201 kg less than on average in Slovenia.