The region generated more than 11% of the national GDP and thus ranked third among the statistical regions. 45.2% of the regional gross value added was generated by industry. There was 395 dwellings per 1,000 population. 53% of dwellings were not connected to the public sewage system. The region had around 14,000 beds in accommodation establishments. In 2015, almost 1.4 million overnight stays were generated, which also ranked the region third in the country. 53% of overnight stays were generated by domestic tourists. In the region the highest amount of waste from production and service activities was generated (34% of all waste in Slovenia). In 2015, 89% of waste water in the region was treated before discharge into the sewage system.
The Savinjska statistical region had 12% of Slovenia’s population in 2015. The region stood out by the lowest share of people aged 80+ (4.5%); the mean age of population in this region was among the lowest, too (42.5 years). The natural increase and net migration were positive. 23% of people aged 25–64 had tertiary education, which was fewer than the national average (27%). The unemployment rate in the region (10.4%) was slightly higher than the national average (9.0%). Average monthly net earnings (EUR 945) were almost EUR 70 lower than the national average. The share of persons below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold (16.8%) was the highest among all statistical regions in Slovenia.