Serbia Population 2017

8,773,906

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 2017Source: 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.

About Serbia

Official NameRepublic of Serbia
Languages SpokenSerbian
BordersBIH, BGR, HRV, HUN, KOS, MKD, MNE, ROU
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude4421
Currencies UsedRSD

Serbia Population Density

Name Population
Celarevo5,017
Prigrevica5,026
Baric5,033
Vladimirovac5,106
Kovilj5,279
Ecka5,293
Zvecka5,321
Crepaja5,369
Coka5,414
Srpska Crnja5,467
Stanisic5,476
Umka5,618
Backo Gradiste5,764
Badovinci5,879
Sonta5,991
Paracin6,000
Titel6,227
Banatski Karlovac6,319
Padina6,367
Beska6,377
Debeljaca6,413
Mokrin6,567
Arilje6,762
Bogatic7,225
Backi Petrovac7,229
Kovacica7,357
Lapovo7,422
Dobanovci7,592
Melenci7,685
Novo Milosevo7,805
Mol7,950
Novi Knezevac8,166
Zabalj8,503
Bajina Basta8,533
Sremski Karlovci8,839
Backo Petrovo Selo8,959
Curug9,231
Majdanpek10,071
Kanjiza10,200
Vrnjacka Banja10,207
Veternik10,226
Bela Crkva10,675
Surcin12,575
Petrovaradin13,917
Kovin14,250
Nova Pazova15,488
Backa Topola16,154
Stara Pazova16,217
Obrenovac16,821
Negotin17,612
Apatin18,320
Senta20,302
Cuprija20,585
Sremcica23,000
Lazarevac23,551
Gornji Milanovac23,982
Arangelovac24,309
Knjazevac25,000
Becej25,774
Vrbas25,907
Ingija26,247
Smederevska Palanka27,000
Prokuplje27,673
Backa Palanka29,449
Ruma32,229
Jagodina35,589
Vrsac36,300
Sremska Mitrovica39,084
Bor39,387
Pirot40,678
Pozarevac41,736
Kikinda41,935
Sombor48,454
Trstenik49,043
Zajecar49,800
Sabac55,114
Vranje56,199
Valjevo61,035
Smederevo62,000
Uzice63,577
Krusevac75,256
Pancevo76,654
Zrenjanin79,773
Kraljevo82,846
Novi Pazar85,996
Leskovac94,758
Subotica100,000
Cacak117,072
Kragujevac147,473
Zemun155,591
Novi Sad215,400
Nis250,000
Belgrade1,273,651

Serbia Population Clock

What is the population of Serbia (as of September 13, 2017)?8,773,906
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)8776940
Births Per Day49
Deaths Per Day63
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day -41
Population Change Since January 1st-10,455

Serbia Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.203 births/thousand174
Crude Death Rate 13.054 deaths/thousand13
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.141 people/thousand132
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.317 years85
Male Life Expectancy 72.504 years87
Female Life Expectancy 78.151 years89
Total Fertility Rate 1.59 children/woman167
Net Reproduction Rate 0.767 surviving daughters/woman166
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.052 males per female80
Infant Mortality Rate 8.437 deaths/1,000 live births131
Under Five Mortality 10.05 deaths/thousand131
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.725 years83
Rate of Natural Increase -2.907 191
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.821 %58
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.655 %62
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.939 %59
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.19 %73
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 15.875 %73
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.454 %72
Crude Suicide Rate 16.8 suicides/thousand23
Median Age (Total) 42.3 years23
Median Age (Female) 44 years22
Median Age (Male) 40.7 years23

Serbia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20178,776,94048.787%51.213%100108-0.39%95
20158,850,97548.804%51.196%101105-0.43%94
20109,059,04648.876%51.124%103102-0.39%93
20059,186,68548.886%51.114%10595-0.35%85
20009,463,30649.077%50.923%10890-0.83%81
19959,884,14649.276%50.724%11381-0.33%75
19909,517,67049.361%50.639%108820.9%72
19859,253,40149.428%50.572%105800.57%70
19808,908,29349.438%50.562%101770.85%66
19758,497,16849.461%50.539%97740.97%64
19708,119,86149.434%50.566%92740.84%64
19657,835,08449.37%50.63%89700.68%63
19607,556,73049.195%50.805%86660.75%58
19557,234,91648.954%51.046%82651.02%55
19506,732,25548.569%51.431%76641.78%55

Serbia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20208,673,60448.776%51.224%99109-0.42%96
20258,484,77148.764%51.236%97117-0.47%102
20308,281,05248.763%51.237%94122-0.52%104
20358,057,75448.791%51.209%92127-0.59%107
20407,816,84748.862%51.138%89133-0.63%111
20457,570,40948.962%51.038%86139-0.65%114
20507,330,62149.091%50.909%83148-0.64%115
20557,099,02149.224%50.776%81149-0.65%115
20606,869,81049.368%50.632%78150-0.66%116
20656,643,58149.538%50.462%75154-0.68%116
20706,422,52949.722%50.278%73155-0.68%118
20756,209,29749.893%50.107%70155-0.67%121
20806,006,67850.049%49.951%68155-0.65%125
20855,816,63950.191%49.809%66155-0.63%126
20905,641,35750.304%49.696%64158-0.59%126
20955,481,12050.404%49.596%62159-0.56%127
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations