People continue to migrate to Belgrade in large numbers
In Serbia, in 2020, a total of 109,747 people changed their place of residence, that is, permanently moved from one place to another.
The average age of people who have changed their place of residence is 34.7 years. In economic terms, 60% of migrants are dependent people, 32% are working people, while the share of people with any income is 8%, reported the National Statistics Office.
The average age of men who have 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 proportion moved from one district to another within the same municipality or city (25.7%).
The region of Belgrade and Vojvodina recorded a positive migratory balance in 2020. The greatest number of migratory movements took place in the territory of the region of Belgrade, i.e. 43,428 (39.6%) people entered and 38,562 ( 35.1%) people gone out.
The regions of Belgrade, the counties of South Bačka and North Bačka (both in Vojvodina), the region of Niš and the county of South Banat (Vojvodina) have a positive migration balance. In the area of Srem (also in Vojvodina), however, the number of people entering is equal to the number of people leaving (the migratory balance is 0), while in the other zones the migratory balance is negative.
Over the period 2016-2020, only the region of Belgrade had an uninterrupted positive migratory balance. In the last 5 years, the region of Vojvodina recorded a negative migratory balance only in 2016. The highest positive migratory balance was recorded in 2020 and amounted to 937.
During the period from 2016 to 2020, the Šumadija region and Western Serbia have always experienced more departures than moves. Net migration is negative and amounts to an average of 3,900 people per year.
Between 2016 and 2020, the southern and eastern region of Serbia also had negative net migration.
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