Municipality Starše, which is part of the Podravska statistical region, measures 34 km2; this ranks it 165th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2016 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2016 about 4,060 people (about 1,970 men and 2,090 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Starše 121th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 119 people per square kilometre, which was higher than the national average 102 people per square kilometre.
The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -4.9 (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 -11.6. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -16.5 (in Slovenia 0.8).
The mean age of people in Starše was 43.8 years, which was higher than the national average (42.9).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Starše the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 134 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 Starše 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 Starše – 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 schools in Starše were attended by about 330 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 150 pupils. There were 39 students and 11 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 58% 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 12%, which is more than the national average (11.2%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Starše, 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 364 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 71% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 94 m2.
Every other person in Starše had a car (56 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 10 years old.
In 2016, 316 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Starše, which is 31 kg less than on average in Slovenia.