The Zasavska statistical region had 3% of Slovenia’s population in 2016. The share of people aged 0–14 was 14%, while the share of people aged 80+ was 5%. Natural decrease (–0.7 per 1,000 population) and negative net migration (–1.4 per 1,000 population) were recorded. People living in the Zasavska statistical region assessed their satisfaction with their lives with 7.0 out of 10 (the same as the national average in 2016). A fifth of persons who died in 2016 did not live to be 65. The share of children in kindergartens was among the lowest in the country (75%). The unemployment rate was the second highest in the country (10.8%). The share of persons in employment working in another region was the highest (50%).
In the Zasavska statistical region the BDP per capita was the lowest in the country (EUR 10,440). The region had more than 3,900 enterprises, and the average turnover per person working in the enterprise was the lowest in the country (EUR 71,600). The number of passenger cars per 1,000 population was also the lowest (491), while their average age was 10 years. The region was not very important in terms of tourism; just over 5,200 overnight stays of foreign tourists and 2,500 overnights stays of domestic tourists were recorded. In 2016, 329 kg of municipal waste per capita was generated, which was the least in Slovenia. 60% of municipal waste was collected separately, which was slightly less than the national average (67%). The region recorded the highest share of treated waste water discharged from the sewage system (97%).