Municipality Mengeš, which is part of the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, measures 22 km2; this ranks it 197th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2013 about 7,550 people (about 3,600 men and 3,950 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Mengeš 67th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 338 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average of 102 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 -2.8 (in Slovenia 0.9). 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 16.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 13.7 (in Slovenia 1.1).
The mean age of people in Mengeš was 41.1 years, which was lower than the national average (42.2).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Mengeš the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 103 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 119. It also shows that the mean age of people in Mengeš 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 Mengeš – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Mengeš had 2 kindergarten. They were attended by 400 children or 84% of all children aged 1–5, which was more than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic school in Mengeš was attended by about 660 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 260 pupils. There were 40 students and 9 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 44 per 1,000 and 9 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 59% 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 9.7%, which is less than the national average (13.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Mengeš, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 9% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 8% lower.
In 2013, there were 354 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 65% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 87 m2.
About every other person in Mengeš had a car (51 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 9 years old.
In 2013, 282 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Mengeš, which is 38 kg less than on average in Slovenia.