The Gorenjska statistical region, in terms of the population the fourth largest region in Slovenia, had 10% of Slovenia’s population in 2021. The population density here was lower than the national average. Together with the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region this statistical region stood out with the second highest share of people aged 0–14. In Gorenjska the share of people in this age group was 15.9%. This region recorded the third highest natural increase in 2021. It was -0.6 per 1.000 population. As in almost all Slovene regions, in Gorenjska net migration was positive (it was the fifth highest with 2.3 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 Koroška). In each of the three mentioned regions the share was over 17%.
The educational structure of the population in 2021 was better than in most other regions. The share of population with basic education or less was lower than the national average (third lowest among regions), while the share of population with tertiary education was higher (second highest). The at-risk-of-poverty rate was the second lowest (9.0%). Likewise, the risk of social exclusion was the second lowest (10.7%). In 2021, 21,300 enterprises operated in this region. Almost 79,800 people worked in them. Average monthly net earnings in 2021 in this region amounted to EUR 1,235, which was 3% less than the national average. GDP per capita in this region in 2021 amounted to EUR 20,462; this was 17% less than the average for Slovenia. This region together with Primorsko-notranjska recorded the lowest LFS unemployment rate in the country at 3.3%. People living in Gorenjska, Goriška and Osrednjeslovenska assessed general satisfaction with their life with the highest average score, i.e. 7.8 (out of 10).
In 2021, the region recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals of all regions (901,271). This was mainly due to foreign tourists, who generated the highest number of arrivals (526,633) and overnight stays (1,376,507), in both cases accounting for almost 30% of total arrivals and overnight stays of foreign tourists in Slovenia.