The Gorenjska statistical region, in terms of the population the fourth largest region in Slovenia, had 10% of Slovenia’s population in 2019. The numbers of men and women were closest in this region as there were only 19 more men than women. The population density here was lower than the national average. Together with the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region and with Jugovzhodna Slovenija, this statistical region stood out with the highest share of people aged 0–14. In Gorenjska the share of people in this age group was 15.9%, in Osrednjeslovenska 16.0% and in Jugovzhodna Slovenija 16.2%. This region is one of three regions that recorded natural increase in 2019. It was 0.5 per 1.000 population. As in all Slovene regions, in Gorenjska net migration was also positive (9.0 per 1.000 population). This region was also among the top three in terms of the share of third-born children or children of a higher order (besides Jugovzhodna Slovenija and Posavska). In each of the three mentioned regions the share was over 18%.
The educational structure of the population was good. The share of population with basic education or less was lower than the national average, while the share of population with tertiary education was higher than the national average. The at-risk-of-poverty rate and the social exclusion rate were the lowest in this region. The at-risk-of-poverty rate was 7.8% and the risk of social exclusion 9.6%. In 2019, just over 20,600 enterprises operated in this region. Almost 80,000 people worked in them. The average monthly net earnings in 2019 in this region amounted to EUR 1,120, which was 1% less than the national average. GDP per capita in this region in 2019 amounted to EUR 20,790; this was less than the average for Slovenia. People living in Gorenjska and in Goriška assessed general satisfaction with their life with the highest average score, i.e. 7.7 (out of 10).