Municipality Selnica ob Dravi, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 65 km2; this ranks it 106th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2012 about 4,550 people (about 2,300 men and 2,250 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Selnica ob Dravi 111th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 71 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 2.6 (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 -6.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -4 (in Slovenia 1.6).
The mean age of people in Selnica ob Dravi was 42.7 years, which was higher than the national average (42).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Selnica ob Dravi the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 142 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 Selnica ob Dravi 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 Selnica ob Dravi – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Selnica ob Dravi had 3 kindergartens. They were attended by 132 children or 70% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Selnica ob Dravi were attended by about 340 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 190 pupils. There were 50 students and 9 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 14.1%, which is more than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Selnica ob Dravi, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 10% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 9% lower.
In 2012, there were 372 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 Selnica ob Dravi had a car (54 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2012, 146 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Selnica ob Dravi, which is 181 kg less than on average in Slovenia.