The book “Migrations” provides the final results of the 2022 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings on the main migratory characteristics of the population of the Republic of Serbia, by municipalities and cities.
The book contains data on the number of the autochthonous and migrant population, place of birth and citizenship. As for the migrant population, data on the territory from which people migrated, period of migration and sex are provided.
Аutochthonous and migrant population
The contingent of autochthonous population is composed of persons who have been living continuously in the same settlement since birth.
Migrant population comprises persons who have not been living in the place of the enumeration since birth, i.e. persons who previously resided in another place in the country or abroad for at least one year.
The results of the 2022 Census indicate that 53.48% of the population is autochthonous, while 46.52% migrated to the census place.
Таble 1: Population by migratory characteristics, by regions
|Total||Live in the same settlement since birth (autochtonous)||Migrant population|
|Total||Within the Republic of Serbia:||From abroad:|
|свега||From another settlement in the municipality||From another municipality within the same area||From another area||Unknown municipality of emigration||свега||From the former SFRY republics||From other countries||Unknown country of emigration|
|REPUBLIC OF SERBIA||6 647 003||3 554 904||3 092 099||2 323 809||724 100||480 968||1 093 427||25 314||768 290||546 321||220 967||1 002|
|Beogradski region||1 681 405||814 401||867 004||595 563||59 718||114 988||414 145||6 712||271 441||203 906||67 139||396|
|Region Vojvodine||1 740 230||923 177||817 053||534 226||168 704||115 980||244 102||5 440||282 827||225 192||57 409||226|
|Region Sumadije i Zapadne Srbije||1 819 318||1 020 872||798 446||669 276||296 323||136 916||230 401||5 636||129 170||78 989||49 949||232|
|Region Juzne i Istocne Srbije||1 406 050||796 454||609 596||524 744||199 355||113 084||204 779||7 526||84 852||38 234||46 470||148|
|Region Kosovo i Metohija||…||…||…||…||...||…||…||…||…||…||…||…|
Chart 1. Population by migratory characteristics
Migrant population by sex and territory of migration
Observed by sex, there are much more women than men among the migrant population (60% of women and 40% of men). Most of men and women migrated to the place of enumeration from some other municipality on the territory of the Republic of Serbia (more than 50%). The largest differences by sex and territory of migration are noticeable among migrated persons from another settlement on the territory of the same municipality. Namely, every fourth woman migrated to the place of enumeration from another settlement in the same municipality, while every fifth man migrated from one to another settlement within the same municipality.
Population by place of birth and citizenship
The results of the 2022 Census indicate that 90% of the population was born on the territory of the Republic of Serbia. About 10% was born abroad, of which 88% on the territory of some of the former SFRY republics, and 12% abroad.
The citizenship of the Republic of Serbia is hold by 99.5% of population (93.5% hold only the citizenship of the Republic of Serbia, while about 6% hold dual citizenship - beside the citizenship of the Republic of Serbia also that of another country), About 0.5% of population hold only the citizenship of another country, while 0.01% are without citizenship.
Book 7: Migrations