The Goriška statistical region had 6% of Slovenia’s population in 2015. The region stood out with the highest share of people aged 80+ (5.9%). A natural decrease and negative net migration were recorded in 2015; the population decreased by 0.1%. There were 42 students per 1,000 population, which was the most in the country; 63% of them studied in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region. The unemployment rate was below the average in the country (7.7%) and the gender difference was among the smallest. 15% of persons in employment in this region worked outside their region of residence, which was not much; only the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region had a lower share (9%). The number of passenger cars per 1,000 population was the highest in the country (580), as was their average age (10.8 years).
In 2015, there was 428 dwellings per 1,000 population in the Goriška statistical region; after 2005, 4.9% of dwellings was built. The average useful floor space was the second highest among all statistical regions (86 m2 ); larger dwellings were only in the Pomurska statistical region. In the Goriška statistical region 683,000 overnight stays were generated by tourists in 2015; most of them (77%) were generated by foreign tourists, of these most by tourists from Italy. In 2015, 480 kg of municipal waste per capita was generated, which was 29 kg over the national average; 64% of municipal waste was collected separately. Households in the region were supplied 40.5 m3 of water per capita. As regards the share of waste water treated before discharge into the sewage system, with 75% the region ranked in the second half among the statistical regions.