People continue to migrate towards Belgrade in big numbers

In Serbia, during 2020, a total of 109,747 people changed their place of residence, i.e. moved permanently from one place to another.

The average age of people who changed their place of residence is 34.7 years. In terms of economy, 60% of migrants are dependent persons, 32% are active persons, while the share of persons with some sort of income is 8%, the State Statistical Office has reported.

The average age of men who changed residence is 35.2 years and women 34.4 years. Most people moved from one municipality or city within the same area (37.2%), while the smallest share moved from one district to another within the same municipality or city (25.7%).

The Belgrade and Vojvodina region recorded a positive migration balance in 2020. The largest number of migratory movements took place on the territory of the Belgrade area, i.e. 43,428 (39.6%) people that moved in and 38,562 (35.1%) people that moved out.

The areas of Belgrade, South Bačka and North Bačka counties (both in Vojvodina), the Niš Region and South Banat county (Vojvodina) have a positive migration balance. In the area of Srem (also in Vojvodina), however, the number of people moving in is equal to the number of people moving out (the migration balance is 0), while in the other areas the migration balance is negative.

In the period 2016-2020, only the Belgrade region had an uninterrupted positive migration balance. In the last 5 years, the region of Vojvodina recorded a negative migration balance only in 2016. The largest positive migration balance was recorded in 2020 and it amounted to 937.

In the period from 2016 to 2020, the Šumadija region and Western Serbia have consistently had more people moving out than moving in. The migration balance is negative and averages about 3,900 people per year.

In the period from 2016 to 2020, the region of Southern and Eastern Serbia also had a negative migration balance.

(B92, 12.07.2021)



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