Municipality Vipava, which is part of the Goriška statistical region, measures 107 km2; this ranks it 63th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2012 about 5,600 people (about 2,750 men and 2,800 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Vipava 93th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 52 people per square kilometre, which was lower 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 -2.2 (in Slovenia 1.3). 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 -6.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -9 (in Slovenia 1.6).
The mean age of people in Vipava was 41.2 years, which was lower than the national average (42).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Vipava the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 103 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 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Vipava 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 Vipava – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Vipava had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 247 children or 72% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Vipava were attended by about 480 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 250 pupils. There were 70 students and 14 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 47 per 1,000 and 10 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 57% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is the same as the national average.
The registered unemployment rate was 12.6%, which is more than the national average (12%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.
In Vipava, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 14% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 10% lower.
In 2012, there were 420 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 69% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 91 m2.
About every other person in Vipava had a car (57 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.
In 2012, 351 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Vipava, which is 24 kg more than on average in Slovenia.