Municipality Dobrova - Polhov Gradec, which is part of the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, measures 118 km2; this ranks it 53th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2012 about 7,450 people (about 3,750 men and 3,750 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Dobrova - Polhov Gradec 68th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 64 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 5.6 (in Slovenia 1.3). 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 6.7. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 12.3 (in Slovenia 1.6).

The mean age of people in Dobrova - Polhov Gradec was 39.3 years, which was lower than the national average (42).

In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Dobrova - Polhov Gradec the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 84 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 Dobrova - Polhov Gradec 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 Dobrova - Polhov Gradec – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

Dobrova - Polhov Gradec had 4 kindergartens. They were attended by 372 children or 75% of all children aged 1–5, which was the same as the national average.. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Dobrova - Polhov Gradec were attended by about 730 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 370 pupils. There were 50 students and 11 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 63% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average of 57%.

The registered unemployment rate was 6.4%, which is less than the national average (12%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.

In Dobrova - Polhov Gradec, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 9% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 7% lower.

In 2012, there were 345 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 78% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 100 m2.

About every other person in Dobrova - Polhov Gradec had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.

In 2012, 216 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dobrova - Polhov Gradec, which is 111 kg less than on average in Slovenia.