Municipality Gorenja vas - Poljane, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 153 km2; this ranks it 38th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2016 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2016 about 7,480 people (about 3,750 men and 3,730 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Gorenja vas - Poljane 70th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 49 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 9.2 (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 0.1. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 9.4 (in Slovenia 0.8).
The mean age of people in Gorenja vas - Poljane was 38 years, which was lower than the national average (42.9).
in contrast to most Slovene municipalities, in Gorenja vas - Poljane the number of young people was higher than the number of old people: there were 68 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 Gorenja vas - Poljane 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 Gorenja vas - Poljane – in contrast to most Slovene municipalities – fewer women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
In the school year 2016/2017 basic schools in Gorenja vas - Poljane were attended by about 960 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 400 pupils. There were 47 students and 15 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 65% 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 4.5%, which is less than the national average (11.2%). As in most Slovene municipalities, more women than men were unemployed.
In Gorenja vas - Poljane, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 3% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; and net earnings about 2% lower.
In 2015, there were 348 dwellings per 1,000 population. About 81% of dwellings had at least three rooms. Average size of dwellings in the municipality was 104 m2.
Every other person in Gorenja vas - Poljane had a car (55 passenger cars per 100 population); cars in this municipality were on average 11 years old.
In 2016, 149 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Gorenja vas - Poljane, which is 198 kg less than on average in Slovenia.