Municipality Gornji Grad, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 90 km2; this ranks it 79th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2012 about 2,650 people (about 1,300 men and 1,350 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Gornji Grad 163th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 30 people per square kilometre, which was lower 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 -14.6 (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 9.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -5.3 (in Slovenia 1.6).
The mean age of people in Gornji Grad was 44.0 years, which was higher than the national average (42).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Gornji Grad the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 150 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 Gornji Grad 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 Gornji Grad – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Gornji Grad had 2 kindergartens. It was attended by 98 children or 68% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Gornji Grad were attended by about 200 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 110 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 56% 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 11.6%, which is less than the national average (12%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, more men than women were unemployed.
In Gornji Grad, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 21% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 17% lower.
In 2012, there were 372 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 81% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 106 m2.
Every other person in Gornji Grad had a car (49 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.
In 2012, 259 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Gornji Grad, which is 68 kg less than on average in Slovenia.