The Osrednjeslovenska statistical region had the highest share of Slovenia’s population (26%) in 2015, and on average they were the youngest (41.3 years). The mean age of first-time mothers was the highest (30.1 years). A third of people aged 25–64 had tertiary education, which was the highest share in the country. The share of people living below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold was second lowest in the country (11.8%). Besides the Gorenjska and Goriška statistical regions, people living in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region were most satisfied with their lifes (7.3 out of 10). The unemployment rate (7.3%) was lower than the national average. A large majority of persons in employment in the region also worked in the region (91%). Average monthly net earnings of persons employed in the region were the highest in the country (EUR 1,099).
In the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region 37% of the national GDP was generated, which was more than EUR 26,000 per capita. In this region there was one third of all enterprises in the country; of all high-growth enterprises in the country in 2015, 32% was registered here. In high-growth enterprises in the Osrednjeslovenska region almost 21,000 persons were employed. People in this region were driving on average the youngest cars (9.1 years). Besides the Obalno-kraška statistical region, the share of dwellings built after 2005 was the highest in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region (8.8%). The share of dwellings with central heating was the highest (90%); also the share of dwellings, connected to public sewage system was the highest in this region (74%). The region stood out by the highest share of foreign tourist overnight stays (93%). In the region, the highest share of separately collected municipal waste was perceived (73%).