Municipality Cankova, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 31 km2; this ranks it 177th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2011 about 1,900 people (about 900 men and 1,000 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Cankova 186th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 62 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 municipality was positive. It was 0.5 (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 1.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 1.6 (in Slovenia 2.6).
The mean age of people in Cankova was 42.6 years, which was higher than the national average (41.8).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Cankova 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 Cankova 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 Cankova – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Cankova had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 63 children or 80% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic school in Cankova was attended by about 160 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 90 pupils. There were 60 students and 6 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 48% 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 22.5%, which is more than the national average (11.8%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Cankova, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 11% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 8% lower.
Every 11th 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 432 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 57% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 79 m2.
About every other person in Cankova had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 8 years old.
In 2011, 252 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Cankova, which is 100 kg less than on average in Slovenia.