Koroška statistična regija je po površini in po številu prebivalcev naša tretja najmanjša regija. With a surface area of just over 1,000 square kilometres, the Koroška statistical region is the third smallest region by area. It was also the third smallest region in terms of population. In 2019, about 71,000 people lived here, which is 3% of total Slovenia's population. This was similar to Zasavska and Primorsko-notranjska. With 68 people per square kilometre, this region was one of the least densely populated regions in the country. The share of foreign nationals was 4.7%, the second lowest among regions. The share was lower only in Pomurska, namely 2.1%. 70% of children born in the region in 2019 were born to unmarried mothers; this was the highest share among all statistical regions. The mean age of first-time mothers was 28.3 years, the lowest in Slovenia. The share of population (25–64 years) with tertiary education was the second lowest here (19.4%). It was lower only in Pomurska (17.5%). The number of students per 1,000 population (36) was slightly lower than the national average.
In 2019, inhabitants of the Koroška statistical region assessed general satisfaction with their life with the lowest average score, i.e. 7.1 (out of 10). With the same average score general satisfaction with their life was assessed by inhabitants of Pomurska. On average, with the highest score of 7.7 (out of 10), it was assessed in Gorenjska and Goriška. The share of households that made ends meet with great difficulty was here the highest at 8%. The share of households that could handle unexpected financial expenses was the lowest here. Only about 51% of households could handle unexpected financial expenses (in the amount of EUR 650) from their own resources. In the Koroška statistical region, 2.7% of the national GDP was generated in 2019. GDP per capita was the fourth lowest in the country (EUR 18,694 per capita). As many as 89% of households estimated that their dwellings were in good condition. This means that they did not detect problems with leaking roof, damp walls or foundations or rot in window frames or floors. The passenger cars were here among the youngest in Slovenia (9.8 years).