1953 population census in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Population of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1953 by nationality

  Serbs (44.40%)
  Yugoslavs, ethnically undeclared (mostly Muslims) (31.32%)
  Croats (22.97%)
  Others (1.34%)

The 1953 population census in Bosnia and Herzegovina was the second population census of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia took place on March 31, 1953. The administrative organization of Bosnia and Herzegovina (51.221 km²) was identical to the first census in the socialist Yugoslavia (1948), apart from the fact that the Odžak district had been abolished and merged with the district of Modriča. The option to identify oneself as Muslim or Bosniak was still absent in 1953. The majority of those who identified themselves as Yugslavs would have otherwise declared themselves Muslims or Bosniaks; similarly, people of Muslim belief also identified as Croat or Serb.



Nationality Number Percentage Number change Percentage
Serbs 1,264,372 44.40% Increase128,256 Increase0.11%
Yugoslavs, ethnically undeclared (mostly Muslims) 891,800 31.32% unknown unknown
Croats 654,229 22.97% Increase40,106 Decrease0.97%
Others 39,398 1.34% Increase12,763 Increase0.30%

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  1. ^ a b (Bosnian)(Croatian) "Stanovništvo Bosne i Hercegovine po popisima". The Federal Office of Statistics of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Archived from the original on 19 September 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.