When to expect the next Census in Bosnia-Herzegovina?


Next year, countries members of the European Union, as well as countries of the region, will join the census. Bosnia-Herzegovina will not join the process, is confirmed to Klix.ba from the BiH’s Agency for Statistics.

The agency said that it was only in the second half of 2019 that they were tasked with the Council of Ministers of BiH to begin activities related to the preparation of laws on BiH statistics, census and agriculture.

As Klix learns, working groups have been formed to work on the bill. Population censuses are done every 10 years and will be so in many European countries except BiH.

It conducted last census in 2013, so we can expect the next one in 2023.

The final data of the population census that was released in 2015 showed that the population of BiH is split into the following: 50.11% Bosniaks, 30.78% Serbs and 15.43% Croats.

When it comes to ethnic structure of the population in BiH, 50.11% are Bosniaks, this represents a 7% increase in comparison to 1991.

30.78% of the population is Serb, which is 1% less in comparison to the census from 1991.

According to the census results, 15.43% of the population is Croat, 2% less compared to the census from 1991.

The percentage of the population that is yet to give data on the national basis is 0.7%.

4% of Bosniaks, 22.4% of Croats and 3.60% of Serbs live in FBiH.

81.51% of Serbs, 2.41% of Croats and 13.99% of Bosniaks live in Republika Srpska.

42.36% of Bosniaks, 20.66% of Croats and 34.58% of Serbs live in District Brcko.

Data on religious affiliation was also released at today’s presentation of the census results from 2013. 50.7% of the population is Muslim, 30.75% of the population is Orthodox and 15.19% of the population is Catholic.

The largest city is Sarajevo with 275,524 citizens in four municipalities. Next is Banja Luka with 185,042 citizens, then Tuzla with 110,979 citizens, Zenica with 110,663 citizens, Bijeljina with 107,715 citizens and Mostar with 105,977 citizens.

From the total number of citizens, 59.4% are women and 49.06% are men.

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