The results of the recently completed census show that Belgrade has a population of 1,685,563 which is 26,123 more than the previous census.
However, only five out of a total of 17 Belgrade municipalities can boast a larger population compared to the results of the 2011 census – Zvezdara, Voždovac, Zemun, Palilula and Surčin.
The largest growth was recorded by the municipality of Zvezdara, where the number of inhabitants jumped by more than 20,000 in a period of 11 years – from 151,808 to 171,923. From 2002 to 2022, the population of Zvezdara went up by 40,000 people, a 30 percent increase.
Voždovac is next with an increase of almost 17,000 people compared to the previous census, followed by Zemun (11,000), Palilula (9,151) and Surčin (1,776). The other 12 Belgrade municipalities lost population.
The municipality of Stari Grad lost the highest number of inhabitants (7.9 percent), a fifth of its population in the last two decades, while the population in Čukarica declined by 5,139.
The most populous Belgrade municipality is still Novi Beograd by far. However, twenty years ago, 217,773 people lived on its territory. That number dropped to 214,506 in 2011, and to 209,812, according to the 2022 census.
Sopot (19,246) is the municipality with the lowest population.
The average household in Belgrade now has 2.58 members compared to 2.74 members eleven years ago. The three biggest cities in Serbia are Belgrade (population 1,685,563), Novi Sad (367,121) and Niš (249,816).
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