Population of Novi Sad

Novi Sad's geographic location has made it a desirable place to settle throughout history. Over the course of the post-war era, there was a notable and at times very rapid increase in the population; this rise was primarily driven by artificial immigration rather than natural growth. The most significant demographic boom in Novi Sad occurred between 1961 and 1971, when the population increased by around 33% if the City of Novi Sad is taken into consideration, or by about 40% if the territory of Novi Sad settlement is taken into consideration.

Vojvodina accounts for the largest portion of the City's immigrant population (56.2%), followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina (15.3%) and Serbia itself (11.7%).

On the "Indigenous and Immigrant Population" page of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia website, you can find all of the migration data from the 2022 Census:


According to the 2022 population Census, 368,967 inhabitants live in the City of Novi Sad, and 260,438 inhabitants live in Novi Sad settlement.

Novi Sad City Census 2022 shows a population of 368,967 people, including 299,539 adults, with an average age of 40.8 (men 39.2, women 42.2). There are 156,378 households, with an average household size of 2.34 persons.

Novi Sad settlement has a population of 260,438 people, including 211,245 adults. The average age of Novi Sad settlement is 40 (men 38.2, women 41.6).  There are 117,637 households, with an average household size of 2.2 persons.

National structure - Census 2022

The City of Novi Sad is mainly inhabited by Serbs with 78.4%, followed by Hungarians 2.65%, Slovaks 1.48%, Croats 1.05%, Yugoslavs 0.94%, Roma 0.90%, and Russians 0.75% and others. Complete table is available on the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia website - Book 1. "Nationality" https://popis2022.stat.gov.rs/.

The structure of the population by nationality in Novi Sad settlement does not differ significantly from the structure in the City of Novi Sad, where Serbs are the majority population with 77.3%, followed by Hungarians with 2.64%, Yugoslavs 1.07%, Roma 0.99%, Russians 0.97%, Croats 0.91%, Montenegrins 0.73% and others. In most places, Serbs are the majority, only in Kisač settlement Slovaks are the majority population - the share of Slovaks in the total number of inhabitants of the settlement is about 70%.