The Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, in terms of area the second largest, had over a quarter of Slovenia’s population (26%) in 2019. The difference between the number of men and the number of women was the greatest with nearly 7,000 more women than men in the region. On average people in this region were the youngest (42.0 years) and population density was the highest (237 per square kilometre). Osrednjeslovenska was one of three regions that recorded natural increase in 2019. It was 1.3 per 1,000 population and was the highest among the regions. The age structure of the population in the region was favourable. The share of the population aged 65 or more was the lowest compared to other regions (18.5%), while the share of the population aged 0–14 was the second highest, namely 16.0%. The educational structure of the population was also favourable; almost a third of the population (25–64 years) had tertiary education. This region stood out in terms of the highest share of children aged 1–5 included in kindergartens (84%).
According to the Labour Migration Index (127.9), this region was very labour-oriented; the number of persons in employment working in the region was much higher than the number of persons in employment living in the region. In terms of employment, this region was also very important for residents of other regions. Average monthly net earnings of persons employed in the region were the highest in the country (EUR 1,231), 8.6% higher than average monthly earnings in Slovenia. In the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region more than 37% of the national GDP was generated, which was more than EUR 32,600 per capita. The region was first in terms of the number of enterprises in the country. It had a third of all enterprises. In this region the second lowest number of passenger cars (535) per 1,000 population was recorded. People in this region were driving on average the youngest cars (9.5 years). Only 53.4% of wastewater was treated before discharge from the sewage system. In comparison with other regions, this was the lowest share.