Kolasin lost more than 1,153 inhabitants

According to the draft Employment Strategy, two percent of the population has left the city in the last two years, and almost three quarters have moved to Podgorica.

Average age of the population 40.1 years: Kolašin, Photo: Dragana Šćepanović

The number of inhabitants of the Kolasin municipality from 2011 to 2019 decreased by 13.76 percent, ie by 1,153 people.

This is written in the draft Employment Strategy for that municipality, and the authors refer to Monstat data.

“The decrease in the population is a consequence of the negative natural increase and the negative migration balance that the municipality is facing.” Based on the negative natural increase and the negative migration balance, the population has been decreasing by about two percent per year in the last two years. From 2016 onwards, the number of emigrants is increasing. Internal migration statistics indicate that the population of Kolašin moved en masse to Podgorica in 2019 (73 percent of all emigrants from this municipality). Of the other migration destinations, Budva (8.3 percent of emigrants) and Danilovgrad (3.4 percent) still stand out, “the draft reads.

According to the data from the 2011 Census, 8,380 inhabitants and 2,850 households were registered on the territory of the municipality. The average age of the population is 40.1 years, which puts it in the group of those with an older population.

The negative migration balance and the negative natural increase, the authors of the draft Strategy explain, are also reflected in the reduced number of children enrolled in primary schools. Thus, from 2011 to 2019, that number was reduced by 182, or 22 percent.

In the school year 2019/2020. year there were only 57 classes in urban and rural primary schools. Only nine years earlier, there were 61 classes in primary schools.