Municipality Žetale, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 38 km2; this ranks it 153th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2016 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2016 about 1,290 people (about 670 men and 620 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Žetale 200th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 33.9 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average 102 people per square kilometre.
The number of live births was higher than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 3.1 (in Slovenia 0.3). The number of people who moved from the municipality was higher than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -3.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -0.8 (in Slovenia 0.8).
The mean age of people in Žetale was 42.6 years, which was lower than the national average (42.9).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Žetale the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 131 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was lower than the national average 125. It also shows that the mean age of people in Žetale is growing more slowly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all Slovene municipalities higher than the ageing index for men. In Žetale – As in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
In the school year 2016/2017 basic school in Žetale was attended by about 90 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 50 pupils. There were 29 students and 18 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 39 per 1,000 and 15 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 62% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than national average (60%).
The registered unemployment rate was 7.8%, which is less than the national average (11.2%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Žetale, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 11% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 8% lower.
In 2015, there were 421 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 49% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 73 m2.
Every other person in Žetale had a car (53 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.
In 2016, 177 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Žetale, which is 170 kg less than on average in Slovenia.