Serbia Population 2017

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Serbia sits between Central and Southeast Europe. Its capital, Belgrade, is one of the oldest cities in Europe and one of the largest in all of Southeast Europe. The 2014 population is estimated at 9.46 million. This excludes Kosovo, which has a long-running dispute with Serbia and declared itself independent in 2008.

The last official census was conducted in 2011 and excluded Kosovo, which held its own census placing its population at 1.73 million. Serbia itself has been in demographic crisis since the early 1990's with a death rate that still exceeds its birth rate. Serbia, along with Bulgaria, has one of the most negative population growth rates in the world, with one of the lowest fertility rates (just 1.44 children per woman). 1/5 of all households consist of just one person and Serbia has among the 10 oldest populations in the world.

Serbia had the largest refugee population in Europe just twenty years ago, accounting for 7.5% of its population. 300,000 people left the country in the 90's, one-fifth of which had a higher education.

Serbs make up the largest ethnic group in Serbia with 83% of the population, followed by Hungarians (3.5%). There are about 450,000 Romas in the country and 145,000 Bosniaks. Other minorities include Croats, Slovaks, Albanians, Romanians and Bulgarians.

Serbia has only one city with a population over 1 million: Belgrade, the capital, has about 1.2 million people (1.65 in the metro area), with the second largest city of Novi Sad having a population of just 277,000.

Serbia Population in 2017 Source: Vlada Marinković

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Serbia Population Growth

Serbia has been struggling to overcome its population decline, even turning to singles nights, generous maternity leave and cash bonuses for new parents in some towns. Despite its best efforts, Serbia has been unable to reverse this trend, and its population is expected to continue its downward movement for many years.

Serbia Population Density

About Serbia

Official Name Republic of Serbia
Languages Spoken Serbian
Borders BIH, BGR, HRV, HUN, KOS, MKD, MNE, ROU
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 44,21
Currencies Used RSD

Serbia Population Clock

What is the population of Serbia (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 49
Deaths Per Day 63
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day -41
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Serbia Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.203 births/thousand 178th
Crude Death Rate 12.967 deaths/thousand 16th
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.141 people/thousand 132nd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.188 years 83rd
Life Expectancy (Male) 72.372 years 87th
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.029 years 88th
Total Fertility Rate 1.584 children/woman 168th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.767 surviving daughters/woman 166th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.052 males per female 80th
Infant Mortality Rate 8.668 deaths/1,000 live births 132nd
Under Five Mortality 10.319 deaths/thousand 132nd
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.725 years 83rd
Rate of Natural Increase -2.907 191st
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.821% 58th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.655% 62nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.939% 59th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.19% 58th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 15.875% 62nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.454% 59th
Crude Suicide Rate 16.8 suicides/thousand 23rd
Median Age (Total) 42.3 years 23rd
Median Age (Female) 44 years 22nd
Median Age (Male) 40.7 years 23rd

Serbia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 8,776,940 48.787% 51.213% 100 108 -0.39% 95
2015 8,850,975 48.804% 51.196% 101 105 -0.43% 94
2010 9,059,046 48.876% 51.124% 103 102 -0.39% 93
2005 9,186,685 48.886% 51.114% 105 95 -0.35% 85
2000 9,463,306 49.077% 50.923% 108 90 -0.83% 81
1995 9,884,146 49.276% 50.724% 113 81 -0.33% 75
1990 9,517,670 49.361% 50.639% 108 82 0.9% 72
1985 9,253,401 49.428% 50.572% 105 80 0.57% 70
1980 8,908,293 49.438% 50.562% 101 77 0.85% 66
1975 8,497,168 49.461% 50.539% 97 74 0.97% 64
1970 8,119,861 49.434% 50.566% 92 74 0.84% 64
1965 7,835,084 49.37% 50.63% 89 70 0.68% 63
1960 7,556,730 49.195% 50.805% 86 66 0.75% 58
1955 7,234,916 48.954% 51.046% 82 65 1.02% 55
1950 6,732,255 48.569% 51.431% 76 64 1.78% 55

Serbia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 8,673,604 48.776% 51.224% 99 109 -0.42% 96
2025 8,484,771 48.764% 51.236% 97 117 -0.47% 102
2030 8,281,052 48.763% 51.237% 94 122 -0.52% 104
2035 8,057,754 48.791% 51.209% 92 127 -0.59% 107
2040 7,816,847 48.862% 51.138% 89 133 -0.63% 111
2045 7,570,409 48.962% 51.038% 86 139 -0.65% 114
2050 7,330,621 49.091% 50.909% 83 148 -0.64% 115
2055 7,099,021 49.224% 50.776% 81 149 -0.65% 115
2060 6,869,810 49.368% 50.632% 78 150 -0.66% 116
2065 6,643,581 49.538% 50.462% 75 154 -0.68% 116
2070 6,422,529 49.722% 50.278% 73 155 -0.68% 118
2075 6,209,297 49.893% 50.107% 70 155 -0.67% 121
2080 6,006,678 50.049% 49.951% 68 155 -0.65% 125
2085 5,816,639 50.191% 49.809% 66 155 -0.63% 126
2090 5,641,357 50.304% 49.696% 64 158 -0.59% 126
2095 5,481,120 50.404% 49.596% 62 159 -0.56% 127
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations