Population of Serbia 2017

Population

Population: Current population of Serbia is 7,111,024 people (July 2017 est.).

note: does not include the population of Kosovo (July 2017 est.)

Nationality

noun: Serb(s)
adjective: Serbian

Ethnic Groups

Serb 83.3%, Hungarian 3.5%, Romani 2.1%, Bosniak 2%, other 5.7%, undeclared or unknown 3.4% (2011 est.)

note: Romani populations are usually underestimated in official statistics and may represent 5–11% of Serbia’s population

Languages

Serbian (official) 88.1%, Hungarian 3.4%, Bosnian 1.9%, Romani 1.4%, other 3.4%, undeclared or unknown 1.8%

note: Serbian, Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, and Ruthenian (Rusyn) are official in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (2011 est.)

Religions

Orthodox 84.6%, Catholic 5%, Muslim 3.1%, Protestant 1%, atheist 1.1%, other 0.8% (includes agnostics, other Christians, Eastern religionists, Jewish), undeclared or unknown 4.5% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 14.5% (male 531,524/female 499,715)
15-24 years: 11.26% (male 413,046/female 387,697)
25-54 years: 41.32% (male 1,483,392/female 1,454,931)
55-64 years: 14.49% (male 496,944/female 533,329)
65 years and over: 18.43% (male 541,569/female 768,877) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 49.2
youth dependency ratio: 24.9
elderly dependency ratio: 24.3
potential support ratio: 4.1

note: data include Kosovo (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 42.3 years
male: 40.7 years
female: 44 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-0.5% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

13.6 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

a fairly even distribution throughout most of the country, with urban areas attracting larger and denser populations

Urbanization

urban population: 55.8% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: -0.29% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

note: data include Kosovo

Major Urban Areas – Population:

BELGRADE (capital) 1.182 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

27.9 years

note: data do not cover Kosovo or Metohija (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

17 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 5.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 75.5 years
male: 72.6 years
female: 78.5 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.44 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

58.4% (2014)

Health Expenditures

10.4% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.46 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

5.4 beds/1,000 population (2009)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.4% of population
rural: 98.9% of population
total: 99.2% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.6% of population
rural: 1.1% of population
total: 0.8% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 98.2% of population
rural: 94.2% of population
total: 96.4% of population

unimproved
urban: 1.8% of population
rural: 5.8% of population
total: 3.6% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

2,700 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<100 (2016 est.)

Major Infectious Disease

degree of risk: intermediate
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

21.1% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

1.8% (2014)

Education Expenditures

4.2% of GDP (2014)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.5%
female: 98.2% (2016 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 15 years
male: 14 years
female: 15 years (2015)

Child Labor – Children Ages 5-14

total number: 36,141
percentage: 4% (2005 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 43.2%
male: 40.1%
female: 48.2% (2015 est.)