The Savinjska statistical region had 12% of Slovenia’s population in 2016. The region stood out by the lowest share of people aged 80+ (4.6%); the mean age of the population in this region was among the lowest (42.7 years). Natural increase and net migration were positive; total increase was 1.7, third highest among regions. 24% of people aged 25–64 years had tertiary education, which was fewer than the national average (28%). The unemployment rate in the region (9.3%) was slightly higher than the national average (8.0%). Average monthly net earnings (EUR 954) were almost EUR 76 lower than the national average. The share of persons below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold (15.0%) was third highest among all statistical regions in Slovenia.

The region generated more than 11% of the national GDP and thus ranked third among the statistical regions. 45% of the regional gross value added was generated by industry. The region had almost 14,200 beds in accommodation establishments. In 2016, slightly fewer than 1.5 million overnight stays were generated, which ranked the region fourth in the country. 52% of overnight stays were generated by domestic tourists. 81% of waste water in the region was treated before discharge from the sewage system. Each household in the region was supplied on average 41.5 m3 of water from the public water supply, ranking the region fourth in terms of public water supply. As regards utilised agricultural area per agricultural holding, with 6.2 hectares the region was seventh in Slovenia.