Municipality Podčetrtek, which is part of the Savinjska statistical region, measures 61 km2; this ranks it 113th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2020 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2020 about 3,530 people (about 1,830 men and 1,700 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Podčetrtek 142nd among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 58 people per square kilometre, which was lower than the national average of 104 people per square kilometre.
The number of live births was lower than the number of deaths, which means that natural increase per 1,000 population in the municipality was negative. It was -1.4 (in Slovenia -2.5). The number of people who moved from the municipality was lower than the number of people who moved into the municipality, so net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 47.9. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 46.5 (in Slovenia 6.2).
The mean age of people in Podčetrtek was 43.4 years, which was lower than the national average (43.6).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Podčetrtek the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 130 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was lower than the national average of 136. It also shows that the mean age of people in Podčetrtek is growing more slowly than in Slovenia as a whole. Data by sex show that the ageing index for women was in all municipalities except in three (Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Jezersko in Loški Potok) higher than the ageing index for men. In Podčetrtek – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Podčetrtek had 1 kindergarten, which was attended by 186 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 84% were included in kindergartens, which was more than national average of 81%. In the school year 2020/21 elementary schools in Podčetrtek were attended by about 310 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 140 pupils. There were 35 students and 6 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 39 per 1,000 and 7 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 70% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average (66%).
In Podčetrtek, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 28% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 27% lower.
Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 569 had a passenger car. The car was on average 11 years old.
In 2020, 207 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Podčetrtek, which is 148 kg less than on average in Slovenia.