The Osrednjeslovenska statistical region, in terms of area the second largest, had over a quarter of Slovenia’s population (26%) in 2020. On average people in this region were the youngest (42.0 years) and population density was the highest (238 per square kilometre). Osrednjeslovenska was the region with the highest natural increase in 2020. It was 0.0 per 1,000 population; 9 more residents died than were born. The age structure of the population in the region was favourable. The share of the population aged 65 or more was the lowest (18.6%), while the share of the population aged 0–14 was the third highest (15.9%). The educational structure of the population was also very favourable; almost 40% 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 (85%).
According to the Labour Migration Index (131.4), 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 1,321), 9% higher than average monthly earnings in Slovenia. In the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region more than 38% of the national GDP was generated, which was EUR 32,168 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 (9.8 years). Only 56.6% of wastewater was treated before discharge from the sewage system. In comparison with other regions, this was the lowest share.