The Pomurska statistical region had 5.5% of Slovenia’s population in 2020. The region stood out with the highest natural decrease (-7.6 per 1,000 population) and the lowest share of foreign citizens in the population (2.3%). The age structure of the population was the least favourable here, as the share of young people (aged 0–14) in this region was the lowest at 13.2%. The mean age of the population in the Pomurska statistical region was the highest in Slovenia (45.6 years). Residents of this region were on average 3.6 years older than in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, where the mean age of the population was the lowest. Life expectancy at birth was the lowest both for boys and for girls. Boys born in 2020 in this region can expect to live 75.5 years, while girls can expect to live 81.4 years. The number if divorces per 1,000 population was higher than in most of the other regions (1 per 1,000 population). The educational structure of the population was also less favourable. Almost a third of the population had only basic education or less.
Residents of Pomurska assessed general satisfaction with their life with the second lowest average score of 6.9 out of 10. The share of households that received financial or material assistance from charities in this region was second highest, namely 7%; it was only higher in Zasavska (10%). Dwellings that were in bad condition (problems such as a leaking roof, damp walls/floors/foundation, or rot in window frames or the floor) were inhabited by 27% of households, which was the highest share among the regions. In the Pomurska statistical region, 3.8% of the national GDP was generated in 2020. GDP per capita amounted to EUR 15,448, EUR 6,864 less than the average in Slovenia. 6.6% of the regional value added was generated by agriculture, the highest share in the country. The region had about 8,000 enterprises, which on average employed four people. The employment rates for men (60.7%) and women (54.5%) were the lowest in Slovenia.