Very good traffic accessibility, fertile river valleys of Sava and Krka, the hilly areas of vineyards and the abundance of water are the characteristics of the second smallest statistical region in Slovenia. The only nuclear power plant in the country and the thermal riviera at the Čatež health resort are its main features.
In 2010 the industry sector created a slightly lower share of gross value added than services. Agriculture is also important here since it contributed around 5% of gross value added. Arable land represents 36% of the region’s total utilized agricultural area or in other words on average almost 1,400 m2 of arable land per resident.
In 2011, the employment population ratio in the region was around the national average. It was characterized by the largest difference between the employment rate for men and for women (for men it was 13 percentage points higher than for women).
Spodnjeposavska is a popular destination for tourists; in 2011 they generated more than 9,000 overnight stays per 1,000 population or twice as many as the national average. Hotels and similar tourist establishments were very well occupied both in the summer and winter seasons of 2011. However, they represented a third of accommodation facilities in the region.
General libraries in the Spodnjeposavska region had the fewest members per 1,000 population in 2011 – on average 90 members fewer than in the Goriška region. However, the share of members among the youth was the highest in the country (37%).