Municipality Turnišče, which is part of the Pomurska statistical region, measures 24 km2; this ranks it 192nd among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2011 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2011 about 3,400 people (about 1,650 men and 1,750 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Turnišče 143rd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 143 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 -0.9 (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 -0.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -1.8 (in Slovenia 2.6).
The mean age of people in Turnišče was 41.2 years, which was lower than the national average (41.8).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Turnišče the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 111 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 Turnišče 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 Turnišče – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Turnišče had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 104 children or 69% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 76%. In the school year 2011/2012 basic school in Turnišče was attended by about 260 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 130 pupils. There were 40 students and 10 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 54% 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 19.7%, which is more than the national average (11.8%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Turnišče, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 23% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 18% lower.
Every 14th 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 322 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 76% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 98 m2.
Every other person in Turnišče had a car (48 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2011, 200 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Turnišče, which is 152 kg less than on average in Slovenia.