Demographic history of Serbia

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This article presents the demographic history of Serbia through census results. See Demographics of Serbia for a more detailed overview of the current demographics from 2011 census.

Censuses[edit]

Logo of the 2011 Census

Censuses in Serbia ordinarily takes place every 10 years, organized by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. The last census was in 2011. The censuses were organized in 2011, 2002, 1991, 1981, 1971, 1961, 1953 and 1948, during Communist Yugoslavia. During the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, censuses were conducted in 1931 and 1921; the census in 1941 was never conducted due to the outbreak of WWII.

The independent Principality of Serbia, had conducted the first population census in 1834; the subsequent censuses were conducted in 1841, 1843, 1846, 1850, 1854, 1859, 1863 and 1866 and 1874. During the era Kingdom of Serbia, six censuses were conducted in 1884, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905 and the last one being in 1910.

Medieval Serbia[edit]

Modern Serbia[edit]

The years after the Serbian Revolution saw frequent border changes of Serbia amidst the disintegration of the Austrian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.

1834 census[edit]

  • TOTAL = 678,192

1841 census[edit]

  • TOTAL = 828,895

1843 census[edit]

  • TOTAL = 859,545

1846 census[edit]

  • TOTAL = 915,080

1850 census[edit]

  • TOTAL = 956,893

1854 census[edit]

  • TOTAL = 998,919

1859 census[edit]

  • TOTAL = 1,078,281

1863 census[edit]

  • TOTAL = 1,108,668

1866 census[edit]

1878 census[edit]

  • TOTAL = 1,669,337[2]

1895 census[edit]

1910 census[edit]

  • TOTAL = 2,922,258

1921 census (excluding Vojvodina, including Kosovo and Macedonia)[edit]

1948 census[edit]

1953 census[edit]

1961 census[edit]

1971 census[edit]

1981 census[edit]

1991 census[edit]

  • TOTAL (official estimation) = 9,778,991 (registered 8,182,141)
  • Serbs = 6,446,595 (65.92%)
  • Albanians (official estimation) = 1,674,353 (17.12%), registered 87,372
  • Hungarians = 343,800 (3.52%)
  • Yugoslavs = 323,643 (3.31%)
  • Muslims by nationality (official estimation) = 246,411 (2.52%), registered 237,980
  • Roma (official estimation) = 140,237 (1.43%), registered 138,799
  • Montenegrins = 139,299 (1.42%)
  • Croats = 105,406 (1.08%)

Estimated population:

Registered population:

1991 census (excluding Kosovo)[edit]

2002 census (excluding Kosovo)[edit]

2011 census (excluding Kosovo)[edit]

See also[edit]

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