Municipality Dornava, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 28 km2; this ranks it 185th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2012 about 2,950 people (about 1,500 men and 1,450 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Dornava 155th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 104 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 -3.4 (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 -17.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -20.7 (in Slovenia 1.6).
The mean age of people in Dornava was 40.5 years, which was lower than the national average (42).
In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Dornava the number of young people was the same as the number of old people: there were 100 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 Dornava 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 Dornava – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Dornava had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 91 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 Dornava were attended by about 240 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 120 pupils. There were 40 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 48% 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 11.1%, which is less than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Dornava, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 15% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.
In 2012, there were 363 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 65% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 87 m2.
Every other person in Dornava had a car (46 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.
In 2012, 179 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dornava, which is 148 kg less than on average in Slovenia.