The Osrednjeslovenska statistical region had over a quarter of Slovenia’s population (26%) in 2016, and on average they were the youngest (41.5 years). In this region population density was the highest (231 per km2). The mean age of first-time mothers was the highest (30.1 years). Eight out of ten children aged 1–5 were included in kindergartens. More than a third of people aged 25–64 years had tertiary education, which was the highest share in the country. Besides the Gorenjska statistical regions, people living in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region were most satisfied with their lives (average assessment of 7.3 out of 10). The unemployment rate (6.5%) was lower than the national average. A large majority of persons in employment in the region also worked in the region (91%). Average monthly net earnings of persons employed in the region were the highest in the country (EUR 1,118).
In the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region almost 37% of the national GDP was generated, which was more than EUR 27,600 per capita. The region was first in terms of the number of enterprises in the country (a third) as well as the number of high-growth enterprises in the country (32%, employing almost 23,600 persons). People in this region were driving on average the youngest cars (9.3 years). 95% of households in the region were living in dwellings that were adequately warm and were not too dark. The number of overnight stays was not the highest in the country, but the region stood out by the highest share of foreign tourist overnight stays (94%).