People in Serbia
83 out of 100 inhabitants of Serbia consider
themselves Serbs. In addition to the large group of
Serbs, there are also minorities such as the Hungarians
with around four out of 100, the Bosniaks with around
two out of 100 and even smaller groups such as the Roma
, Croats and Albanians.
Quite an old population
Serbia's population is one of the oldest in the
world. The average age is 42.3 years. So there are very
many old people and too few young people in the country.
In the 1990s, there were ethnic wars in the country,
i.e. clashes in which people fought each other based on
their origins. Despite these wars and their losses,
Serbia continues to be a multi-ethnic state. So there
are many different peoples living in the country.
For a time Serbia belonged to socialist Yugoslavia.
Back then there was a very broad middle class, so many
people who were neither very rich nor very poor. At that
time, the level of education in the country also
improved. However, after the dissolution of Yugoslavia a
few years later, there was a dictator under whom these
structures deteriorated (compare also history and
From then on there were unfortunately more and more
poor people and a small proportion of very rich people.
At that time, many young people fled abroad. This still
affects Serbia today, where many old people now live.
Even if the situation is slowly improving, there are
still too few well-educated young people in the country.
Because they prefer to go to other countries where the
job prospects are better.
Languages in Serbia
The official language of Serbia is Serbian, which is
actually spoken everywhere in the country. In northern
Serbia there are smaller parts of the country where
Hungarian, Russian and Croatian are spoken, and in
southern Serbia there are those in which Albanian is
spoken. Such provinces are rather the exception. Serbian
is officially written in Cyrillic script, sometimes in
everyday life, but also in Latin, that's the script you
Religions in Serbia
The vast majority of the people living in Serbia
profess the Serbian Orthodox Church, around 84 out of
100. There are also other religious minorities such as
Catholics, Protestants and Muslims.
Church united the people in the country, especially
during the resistance against the Ottoman Empire.