The Gorenjska statistical region had 10% of Slovenia’s population in 2016. The region stood out with the highest share of people aged 0–14 (15.8%). Natural increase in the region was among the highest (1.6 per 1,000 population), while net migration was negative (–1.8 per 1,000 population). As regards the share of people with tertiary education (29%), the region was second in the country. The unemployment rate was 6.1%, the lowest in the country. Average monthly net earnings of persons employed in the region were slightly below the national average (EUR 1,025). On average, people living in the Gorenjska statistical region were among the most satisfied people in Slovenia (average assessment of 7.3 out of 10).
The region had almost 19,500 enterprises with almost 71,400 persons employed. There were 67 high-growth enterprises or 8% of all high-growth enterprises in Slovenia. In 2016, GDP per capita was EUR 17,269 and thus lower than the national average. The Gorenjska statistical region had the highest number of beds in accommodation establishments (more than 28,600), 22% of all beds in the country. In 2016, more than 2.2 million overnight stays were generated; 24% of all foreign overnight stays in Slovenia were generated here. In this region 8% of gross investment for environmental protection was contributed. The region has the highest share of separately collected municipal waste (74%) and the largest amount of water supplied per person from the public water supply (45 m3).