Municipality Ruše, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 61 km2; this ranks it 113th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2012 about 7,250 people (about 3,650 men and 3,600 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Ruše 71th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 119 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 -1.4 (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 -5.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -6.9 (in Slovenia 1.6).
The mean age of people in Ruše was 43.0 years, which was higher than the national average (42).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Ruše the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 134 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 118. It also shows that the mean age of people in Ruše is growing more rapidly 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 Ruše – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Ruše had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 200 children or 66% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic school in Ruše was attended by about 460 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 280 pupils. There were 40 students and 8 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 54% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than the national average of 57%.
The registered unemployment rate was 16.1%, which is more than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Ruše, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were approximately the same as the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 1% higher.
In 2012, there were 425 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 55% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 74 m2.
Every other person in Ruše had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2012, 303 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Ruše, which is 24 kg less than on average in Slovenia.