Municipality Cerkvenjak, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 25 km2; this ranks it 190th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2013 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2013 about 2,000 people (about 1,000 men and 1,000 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Cerkvenjak 185th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 82 people per square kilometre, which was lower 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 -3.5 (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 6.5. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 3 (in Slovenia 1.1).
The mean age of people in Cerkvenjak was 40.5 years, which was lower than the national average (42.2).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Cerkvenjak the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 105 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 Cerkvenjak 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 Cerkvenjak – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Cerkvenjak had 1 kindergarten. It was attended by 53 children or 64% of all children aged 1–5, which was less than the national average of 75%. In the school year 2013/2014 basic school in Cerkvenjak was attended by about 190 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 90 pupils. There were 30 students and 10 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 55% 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 9.0%, which is less than the national average (13.1%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Cerkvenjak, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 10% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 7% lower.
In 2013, there were 429 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 63% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 85 m2.
About every other person in Cerkvenjak had a car (52 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.
In 2013, 212 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Cerkvenjak, which is 108 kg less than on average in Slovenia.