The Primorsko-notranjska statistical region had 3% of Slovenia’s population in 2015. The region stood out with the lowest number of population and with the lowest population density (36 persons per 1 km2 ). A natural decrease was recorded in 2015 (–0.4 per 1,000 population), while net migration was positive (0.1 per 1,000 population). The at-risk-of-poverty rate was the lowest among all regions; 10.6% of people were living below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold. The region had one of the lowest shares of deaths before 65 years of age (16%). A quarter of persons aged 25–64 had tertiary education. In the region there was 37 students per 1,000 population, which was a little below the national average.

38% of persons in employment from this region worked in another statistical region, most of them in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region. Average monthly net earnings were among the lowest in the country (EUR 918). Gross value added in the agricultural sector was the highest among all statistical regions (7.6%). 42% of all dwellings were connected to the public sewage system, 72% of them had central heating. All waste water was treated before discharge into the sewage system. In the region 449 kg of municipal waste per capita was generated and 64% of it was collected separately. The number of passenger cars per 1,000 population was the third highest in the country (558), as was their average age (10.4 years). 85% of overnight stays in this region was generated by foreign tourists, especially by those from Italy. In this region, the lowest share of GDP was invested in environment pretection (0.2% of regional GDP).