The Pomurska statistical region had 5% of Slovenia’s population in 2019. The region stood out with the highest natural decrease (–4.7 per 1,000 population) and the lowest share of foreign citizens in the population (2.1%). This was the only region with total decrease in 2019 (–0.5 per 1,000 population). 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 (45.5 years). Residents of this region were on average 3.5 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 2019 in this region can expect to live 76.41 years, while girls can expect to live 81.96 years. Compared to other regions, the lowest number of divorces was recorded in Pomurska in 2019: 0.9 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 this region were the least satisfied in 2019. They assessed their life satisfaction with 7.1 (out of 10). With the same average score their life satisfaction was assessed by residents of Koroška. The share of households that received financial or material assistance from charities in this region (and in Zasavska) was the highest, namely 9%. 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 28% of households, which was the second highest share among the regions. The share of households that could afford one-week holidays outside home for all household members was in Pomurska the lowest at 64%. In the Pomurska statistical region, 3.7% of the national GDP was generated in 2019. GDP per capita amounted to EUR 15,705, while the average in Slovenia was EUR 23,165. The region had about 8,000 enterprises, which on average employed four people. The employment rates for men (60.3%) and women (53.5%) were the lowest in Slovenia.