The Posavska statistical region had 4% of Slovenia’s population in 2015. In that year the natural decrease was –0.6 per 1,000 population and net migration was 1.7 per 1,000 population. There was 38 students per 1,000 population in this region; this was close to the national average (39). The share of people living below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold was the second highest in the country (16.8%); more than a third of households in the region had difficulties making ends meet. The unemployment rate (6.0%) was the lowest among all regions in Slovenia. Almost a third of persons in employment in this region was working in another region. Average monthly net earnings (EUR 955) were almost EUR 60 lower than the national average.
GDP per capita was EUR 15,614. Almost half of the regional gross value added was generated in industry, which was the third highest share in the country. Almost 10% of dwellings in the region did not have a bathroom; only 35% of dwellings was connected to the public sewage system, which was the lowest share among the regions. In 2015 there were 650,000 tourist overnight stays recorded in the Posavska region; this was a little more than 6% of all tourist overnight stays in the country. Passenger cars were among the oldest in the country (10.5 years). In 2013, the average size of an agricultural holding was 5.4 ha, which was below the national average and ranked the region among those with the smallest agricultural holdings. In 2015, 463 kg of municipal waste was generated per capita; and 68% of it was collected separately.