Municipality Žiri, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 49 km2; this ranks it 134th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2012 about 4,950 people (about 2,400 men and 2,500 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Žiri 103th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 100 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 2.4 (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 -3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -0.6 (in Slovenia 1.6).
The mean age of people in Žiri was 40.5 years, which was lower than the national average (42).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Žiri the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 101 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 Žiri 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 Žiri – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Žiri had 2 kindergartens. They were attended by 261 children or 82% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic school in Žiri was attended by about 490 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 220 pupils. There were 60 students and 10 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 64% 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 5.0%, which is less than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Žiri, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 16% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 13% lower.
In 2012, there were 345 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 84% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 105 m2.
About every other person in Žiri had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.
In 2012, 221 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Žiri, which is 106 kg less than on average in Slovenia.