The Pomurska statistical region had 6% of Slovenia’s population in 2016. The region stood out with the highest natural decrease (–3.5 per 1,000 population) and the lowest share of foreign citizens in the population (1.5%). The mean age of the population in the Pomurska statistical region was the highest in Slovenia (44.5 years). The number of students per 1,000 population in this statistical region (33) was below the national average; however, the number of female students per 100 male students was the highest at 152. In 2016 the unemployment rate was 10.8%, for women it was as high as 14.2%. Average monthly net earnings in this region (EUR 940) were the third lowest in the country. 7% of households in the region were receiving financial or material help from charities; more households receiving such help were recorded only in the Koroška (7%) and Zasavska statistical regions (9%).
In the Pomurska statistical region 3.8% of the national GDP was generated in 2016. GDP per capita amounted to EUR 13,232, while the average in Slovenia was EUR 19,576. The region had about 8,000 enterprises, which on average employed 4 people. The region also stood out by the number of agricultural tractors; in 2016 there were 13 tractors per 100 population (the national average was 5 per 100). In 2016, the Pomurska statistical region had around 7,100 beds in accommodation establishments; half of them in hotels and similar establishments. They recorded almost 9% of all overnight stays, of which 58% by domestic tourists.