The Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, in terms of area the second largest, had over a quarter of Slovenia’s population (26%) in 2021. On average people in this region were the youngest (42.2 years) and population density was the highest (238 per square kilometre). Osrednjeslovenska was the region with the highest natural increase in 2021 and the only region in which this indicator was positive, i.e. 0.1 per 1,000 population; 76 more residents were born than died. The region had the highest share of women in the population (50.4%). The age structure of the population in the region was favourable. The share of the population aged 65 or more was the lowest (19.1%), while the share of the population aged 0–14 was the third highest (15.8%). The educational structure of the population was also very favourable. The share of the population aged 15 or over with tertiary education was the highest (32%) and the share of the population aged 15 or over with basic education or less the lowest (18.4%). This region stood out in terms of the highest share of children aged 1–5 included in kindergartens (84.5%). The share of foreign citizens among the population was the second highest at 9.9%.
According to the labour migration index (132.8), 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 1,383), 9% higher than the national average. In the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region 38.8% of the national GDP was generated, which was EUR 36,426 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 (546) per 1,000 population was recorded. People in this region were driving on average the youngest cars (9.9 years). Only 53.4% of wastewater was treated before discharge from the sewage system. In comparison with other regions, this was the lowest share.