Municipality Ruše, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 61 km2; this ranks it 113th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2010 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2010 about 7,300 people (about 3,700 men and 3,600 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Ruše 70th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 120 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 municipality was zero (in Slovenia 1.8). 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 4.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 4.4 (in Slovenia 1.6).
The mean age of people in Ruše was 42.5 years, which was higher than the national average (41.6).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Ruše the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 129 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 Ruše 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 Ruše – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Ruše had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 192 children or 67% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 74%. In the school year 2010/2011 elementary school in Ruše was attended by about 470 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 270 pupils. There were 42 students and 9 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 55% 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 16.9%, which is more than the national average (10.7%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Ruše, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 4% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 3% lower.
Every 12th 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.
The value of gross investment in new fixed assets in the municipality (EUR 1,216 per capita) was lower than the national average (EUR 2,176 per capita).
In 2010, there were 436 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 46% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 74 m2.
Every other person in Ruše had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.
In 2010, 377 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Ruše, which is 12 kg less than on average in Slovenia.