The Savinjska statistical region had 12% of Slovenia’s population in 2020. The region stood out by the lowest share of people aged 80+ (5%). The mean age of the population in this region was 43.6 years, the same as the national average. As most of the other regions, Savinjska recorded a natural decrease, namely -2.7 per 1,000 population, while net migration was positive (4.9 per 1,000 population). The share of children included in kindergartens was the fourth highest among the regions (79.5% of children of the appropriate age). 21.0% of people aged 25–64 years had tertiary education, which was less than the national average (24.5%). The share of persons below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold (12.4%) was the same as the average in Slovenia. 7% of households could not afford to keep home adequately warm, which was the second highest share. People in this region were satisfied with their life on average. They assessed satisfaction with their lives with the score of 7.3 out of 10.
In 2020, the employment rate in the Savinjska statistical region was only slightly (1 percentage point) above the national average. The difference between the employment rate for men (70.9%) and women (61.8%) was more than 9 percentage points. The share of persons in employment working outside the region of residence was among the lowest. It was 20%. In 2020, just over 22,600 enterprises operated here; each employed on average 4.6 people. Average monthly net earnings in Savinjska in 2020 amounted to EUR 1,105, which was approximately EUR 104 less than the national average. The region generated more than 11% of the national GDP and thus ranked third among the statistical regions. 43% of the regional gross value added was generated by industry. 63% of wastewater in the region was treated before discharge from the sewage system. Lower shares were recorded in Goriška, Posavska and Osrednjeslovenska. Each household in the region was supplied on average 42.8 m3 of water from the public water supply, ranking the region second in terms of public water supply.