Municipality Poljčane, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 38 km2; this ranks it 154th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2011 about 4,550 people (about 2,150 men and 2,400 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Poljčane 110th 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 lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -11.9 (in Slovenia 1.6). 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 14.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive, the same as the national average, 2.6.
The mean age of people in Poljčane was 44.0 years, which was higher than the national average (41.8).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Poljčane the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 151 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 Poljčane 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 Poljčane – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Poljčane had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 161 children or 77% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic school in Poljčane was attended by about 370 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 130 pupils. There were 40 students and 11 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 51 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 58%.
The registered unemployment rate was 12.9%, which is more than the national average (11.8%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.
In Poljčane, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 24% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 20% lower.
Every 18th person in the municipality was receiving at least one financial social assistance. In Slovenia as a whole every 24th person received at least one financial social assistance.
In 2011, there were 395 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 58% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 78 m2.
Every other person in Poljčane had a car (42 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2011, 272 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Poljčane, which is 80 kg less than on average in Slovenia.