The Savinjska statistical region had 12% of Slovenia’s population in 2021. With 112 inhabitants per square kilometre, it was among the most densely populated (the average for Slovenia is 104 inhabitants per square kilometre). The region stood out by the lowest share of people aged 80+ (5.1%). The mean age of the population in this region was 43.8 years, the same as the national average. As most of the other regions, Savinjska recorded a natural decrease, namely -2.9 per 1,000 population, while net migration was positive (2.1 per 1,000 population). The share of children included in kindergartens was the third highest among the regions (81.6% of children of the appropriate age). 21.8% of people aged 15 and over had tertiary education, which was less than the national average (25.0%). However, they are ranked among the regions with more students. In 2021, they had 36 students per 1,000 population, the same as in Jugovzhodna Slovenija and Gorenjska.
In 2021, 432,985 tourist arrivals were recorded, or 10.8% of the national total, and 1,381,850 overnight stays, or 12.3% of the national total. The large majority of tourists in the region were domestic, with foreign arrivals accounting for around a quarter. The severe material deprivation rate was the highest among regions (4.2%). People in this region were less satisfied with their life on average. They assessed satisfaction with their lives with the score of 7.5 out of 10.
In 2021, the employment rate in the Savinjska statistical region was at 68.4% the fifth highest and above the national average (66.7%). The difference between the employment rate for men (72.8%) and women (63.4%) was more than 9 percentage points. The share of persons in employment working outside the region of residence (20.5%) was among the lowest. In 2021, almost 23,300 enterprises operated here; each employed on average 4.6 people. Average monthly net earnings in Savinjska in 2021 amounted to EUR 1,161, which was approximately EUR 109 less than the national average. The region generated 10.9% of the national GDP and thus ranked third among the statistical regions. 60.3% of wastewater in the region was treated before discharge from the sewage system. A lower share was recorded only in Osrednjeslovenska. Each household in the region was supplied on average 42.7 m3 of water from the public water supply, ranking the region second in terms of public water supply.