Municipality Solčava, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 103 km2; this ranks it 69th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2016 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2016 about 520 people (about 260 men and 270 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Solčava 210th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 5 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 7.7 (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 5.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 13.4 (in Slovenia 0.8).
The mean age of people in Solčava was 43.7 years, which was higher than the national average (42.9).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Solčava the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 135 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average 125. It also shows that the mean age of people in Solčava is growing more rapidly 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 Solčava – 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 Solčava was attended by about 30 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 20 pupils. There were 38 students and 12 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 10.3%, which is less than the national average (11.2%). In contrast to most Slovene municipalities, enako brezposelnih moških kot žensk were unemployed.
In Solčava, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 14% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 11% lower.
In 2015, there were 468 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 72% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 107 m2.
Every other person in Solčava had a car (55 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 11 years old.
In 2016, 261 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Solčava, which is 86 kg less than on average in Slovenia.