Municipality Škocjan, which is part of the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region, measures 60 km2; this ranks it 115th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2011 about 3,200 people (about 1,600 men and 1,600 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Škocjan 149th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 53 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 2.5 (in Slovenia 1.6). 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 -9.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -7.2 (in Slovenia 2.6).
The mean age of people in Škocjan was 38.1 years, which was lower than the national average (41.8).
In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Škocjan the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 69 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 117. It also shows that the mean age of people in Škocjan 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 Škocjan – in contrast to most Slovene municipalities – fewer women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Škocjan had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 134 children or 66% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic schools in Škocjan were attended by about 340 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 140 pupils. There were 50 students and 8 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 63% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average of 58%.
The registered unemployment rate was 11.3%, which is less than the national average (11.8%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, the same number of men as women was unemployed.
In Škocjan, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 16% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 12% lower.
Every 25th 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 436 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 63% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 84 m2.
About every other person in Škocjan had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2011, 337 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Škocjan, which is 15 kg less than on average in Slovenia.