Serbia Population clock (live)

8,647,251
Current population
4,280,261
Current male population (49.5%)
4,366,990
Current female population (50.5%)
45,764
Births year to date
246
Births today
56,525
Deaths year to date
303
Deaths today
-9,957
Net migration year to date
-53
Net migration today
-20,717
Population growth year to date
-111
Population growth today

06-07-2020 23:13:11

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

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Quick facts about the population of Serbia

Current population (as of Monday, July 06, 2020)
8,647,362
Population rank
100 (0.11% of world population)
Total area
88,360 km2 (34,116 mi2)
Population density
97.9 per km2 (253.5 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.98 (4,280,261 men to 4,366,990 women)
Median age
40.0 years
Life expectancy
74.3 years (71.5 - men, 77.3 - women)
Literacy
98.1 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Serbia population 2020

During 2020 Serbia population is projected to decrease by -40,219 people and reach 8,627,749 in the beginning of 2021. The number of deaths will exceed the number of live births by 20,890, so the natural increase is expected to be negative. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 19,330 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Serbia to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Serbia population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Serbia will be declining by 110 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Serbia 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Serbia was estimated to be 8,667,968 people. This is a decrease of -0.46 % (-40,407 people) compared to population of 8,708,375 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was negative, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 20,987. Due to external migration, the population declined by 19,420. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.980 (980 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2019.

Below are the key figures for Serbia population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Serbia population density

Serbia population density is 98.1 people per square kilometer (254.1/mi2) as of July 2020. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Serbia divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Serbia. The total area of Serbia is 88,360 km2 (34,116 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Serbia

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity7,998,81092.5 %
Islam363,1894.2 %
Religiously Unaffiliated285,3633.3 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, July 06 2020).

Serbia age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 according to our estimates Serbia had the following population age distribution:

15.1 68.5 16.5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Serbia population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Serbia age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Serbia is 46.1 %.

The value of 46.1 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Serbia must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Serbia is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Serbia is 22 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Serbia is 24.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Serbia age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Serbia is 74.3 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 71.5 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 77.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 7,223,851 persons or 98.11% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Serbia are able to read and write. Accordingly about 139,502 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.09% (3,520,991 persons). 32,443 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 97.19% (3,702,860 persons). 107,059 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.59% and 98.4% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.5%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Serbia population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Serbia historical population (1951 - 2020)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Serbia population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19516,792,773N/A %
19526,908,3431.70 %
19537,013,2831.52 %
19547,108,2681.35 %
19557,194,1411.21 %
19567,271,9241.08 %
19577,342,8120.97 %
19587,408,1510.89 %
19597,469,3880.83 %
19607,527,9480.78 %
19617,585,0430.76 %
19627,641,4830.74 %
19637,697,5560.73 %
19647,753,0920.72 %
19657,807,8840.71 %
19667,861,9430.69 %
19677,915,7200.68 %
19687,970,3190.69 %
19698,027,3320.72 %
19708,088,2620.76 %
19718,153,9280.81 %
19728,224,3100.86 %
19738,298,8510.91 %
19748,376,6630.94 %
19758,456,7090.96 %
19768,538,4000.97 %
19778,621,4790.97 %
19788,705,1550.97 %
19798,788,0100.95 %
19808,868,6660.92 %
19818,946,4460.88 %
19829,021,2870.84 %
19839,092,8270.79 %
19849,160,2980.74 %
19859,223,1590.69 %
19869,279,8420.61 %
19879,329,1110.53 %
19889,374,4570.49 %
19899,423,7290.53 %
19909,484,0760.64 %
19919,560,6460.81 %
19929,653,2900.97 %
19939,750,3981.01 %
19949,830,8100.82 %
19959,873,9640.44 %
19969,868,052-0.06 %
19979,813,483-0.55 %
19989,722,328-0.93 %
19999,614,734-1.11 %
20009,511,563-1.07 %
20019,424,061-0.92 %
20029,352,583-0.76 %
20039,294,401-0.62 %
20049,246,726-0.51 %
20059,205,843-0.44 %
20069,170,723-0.38 %
20079,142,557-0.31 %
20089,119,944-0.25 %
20099,098,277-0.24 %
20109,073,033-0.28 %
20119,041,464-0.35 %
20129,003,230-0.42 %
20138,960,092-0.48 %
20148,915,210-0.50 %
20158,871,895-0.49 %
20168,830,729-0.46 %
20178,789,754-0.46 %
20188,748,970-0.46 %
20198,708,375-0.46 %
20208,667,968-0.46 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20208,703,948N/A %
20258,541,295-1.87 %
20308,355,456-2.18 %
20358,143,970-2.53 %
20407,912,825-2.84 %
20457,676,514-2.99 %
20507,447,025-2.99 %
20557,226,279-2.96 %
20607,006,908-3.04 %
20656,785,108-3.17 %
20706,563,752-3.26 %
20756,348,603-3.28 %
20806,144,374-3.22 %
20855,954,452-3.09 %
20905,778,631-2.95 %
20955,615,498-2.82 %
21005,464,282-2.69 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link