Growing number of one person households in Serbia

Out of a total of 2,589,344 households in Serbia, 1,757,507 of them house at least one family, while the number of one-person households is 773,945, which means that every third household in our country has only one member, according to the final results of the 2022 Census, which were published by the State Statistics Office (RZS).

According to the relevant data, the majority of family households (87 percent) have only family members, while 13 percent have other household members in addition to family members. The most common form of family households is those with one family (92 percent), while the share of households with two or more families is only 8 percent.

In households with only one family, the most represented type is “married couple with children”, 44 percent, followed by “married couple without children”, 25 percent, “mother with children” (17 percent), “father with children” (4.7 percent), “unmarried couple with children”, 4 percent, and “unmarried couple without children”, 3 percent.

Statisticians draw attention to the fact that the number of one-person households increased by 218,478 persons between the two censuses – from 555,467 in the 2011 census to 773,945 persons, in the last census. Also, a more significant change was noted in the share of “married/unmarried couple with children”, which decreased from 36 percent to 30 percent between the two censuses, as well as in the share of households with two families – which recorded an inter-census drop from 8 percent to 5 percent.

The results also show that one-person households dominate in urban areas – out of 773,945 one-person households, as many as 528,823 are in urban areas. The largest share of one-person households in the total number of households was in the Belgrade region, where every third household is one-person household (33.4 percent) and the Vojvodina region (30.8 percent).

Preševo (47.3 percent), Bujanovac (38.6 percent), Tutin (30.5 percent), Sjenica (27.4 percent) and Novi Pazar (26.6 percent) have the highest multi-member households with five or more members.

(Politika, 07.05.2024)

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