Municipality Žirovnica, which is part of the Gorenjska statistical region, measures 43 km2; this ranks it 143rd among Slovene municipalities.
Statistical data for 2021 reveal the following:
In the middle of 2021 about 4,480 people (about 2,270 men and 2,210 women) were living in the municipality, which ranks Žirovnica 115th among Slovene municipalities. The population density was 105 people per square kilometre, which was the same as 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 3.8. The sum of natural increase and net migration per 1,000 population in the municipality was positive. It was 3.3 (in Slovenia -0.9).
The mean age of people in Žirovnica was 44.7 years, which was lower than the national average (43.8).
As in most Slovene municipalities, in Žirovnica the number of old people was higher than the number of young people: there were 153 people, aged 65 or more, per 100 people aged 0–14. This ratio shows that the value of the ageing index was higher than the national average of 139. It also shows that the mean age of people in Žirovnica is growing more rapidly 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 Žirovnica – as in most Slovene municipalities – more women were 65+ years old than 14 or less; for men the situation was the same.
Žirovnica had 1 kindergarten, which was attended by 176 children. Of all children in the municipality aged 1–5, 85% were included in kindergartens, which was more than the national average of 81%. In the school year 2021/22 elementary school in Žirovnica was attended by about 400 pupils, while various upper secondary schools were attended by about 160 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 Žirovnica, average monthly gross earnings per person employed by legal persons were about 8% lower than the annual average of monthly earnings for Slovenia; net earnings were about 7% lower.
Among 1,000 inhabitants in the municipality, 598 had a passenger car. The car was on average 10 years old.
In 2021, 419 kg of municipal waste per person was collected in Žirovnica, which is 54 kg more than on average in Slovenia.