Municipality Dobrna, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 32 km2; this ranks it 172th among Slovene municipalities.

Statistical data for 2016 reveal the following:

In the middle of 2016 about 2,230 people (about 1,130 men and 1,100 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Dobrna 177th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 70 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 2.7 (in Slovenia 0.3). The number of people who moved from the municipality was lower than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 12.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 15.2 (in Slovenia 0.8).

The mean age of people in Dobrna was 41.0 years, which was lower than the national average (42.9).

As in most Slovene municipalities, in Dobrna the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 105 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 Dobrna 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 Dobrna – in contrast to most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.

In the school year 2016/2017 basic school in Dobrna was attended by about 210 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 90 pupils. There were 40 students and 17 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 57% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is less than national average (60%).

The registered unemployment rate was 9.6%, which is less than the national average (11.2%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.

In Dobrna, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 19% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 16% lower.

In 2015, there were 392 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 59% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 79 m2.

Every other person in Dobrna had a car (50 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 11 years old.

In 2016, 388 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Dobrna, which is 41 kg more than on average in Slovenia.