Municipality Cerklje na Gorenjskem, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 78 km2; this ranks it 86th among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2021 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2021 about 7,880 people (about 3,950 men and 3,920 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Cerklje na Gorenjskem 69th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 101 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 -0.4 (in Slovenia -2.0). 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 5.3. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 5.0 (in Slovenia -0.9).
The mean age of people in Cerklje na Gorenjskem was 41.7 years, which was lower than the national average (43.8).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Cerklje na Gorenjskem the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 104 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 139. It also shows that the mean age of people in Cerklje na Gorenjskem 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 five (Črna na Koroškem, Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Jezersko, Loški Potok in Mislinja) higher than the ageing index for men. In Cerklje na Gorenjskem – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was exactly the opposite.
Cerklje na Gorenjskem had 4 kindergartens, which were attended by 348 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 81% were included in kindergartens, which was the same as the national average. In the school year 2021/22 elementary schools in Cerklje na Gorenjskem were attended by about 830 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 330 pupils. There were 42 students and 8 graduates per 1,000 people in the municipality; in Slovenia the averages were 39 per 1,000 and 8 per 1,000, respectively.
Among people aged 15–64 (i.e. working age population) about 72% were persons in employment (i.e. persons in paid employment or self-employed persons), which is more than the national average (67%).
In Cerklje na Gorenjskem, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 13% higher than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 12% higher.
Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 608 had a passenger car. The car was on average 10 years old.
In 2021, 380 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Cerklje na Gorenjskem, which is 15 kg more than on average in Slovenia.