Municipality Maribor, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 148 km2; this ranks it 40th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2012 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2012 about 110,950 people (about 54,100 men and 56,850 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Maribor 2th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 752 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 -2.9 (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 1.4. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -1.5 (in Slovenia 1.6).
The mean age of people in Maribor was 44.3 years, which was higher than the national average (42).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Maribor the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 176 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 Maribor 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 Maribor – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Maribor had 42 kindergartens. They were attended by 4,110 children or 78% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2012/2013 basic schools in Maribor were attended by about 7,300 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 3,660 pupils. There were 40 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 50% 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 17.2%, which is more than the national average (12%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Maribor, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 2% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 2% lower.
In 2012, there were 469 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 47% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 68 m2.
Every other person in Maribor had a car (46 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2012, 435 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Maribor, which is 108 kg more than on average in Slovenia.