Population; sex, age and nationality, 1 January

Population; sex, age and nationality, 1 January

Sex Age Nationality Periods Population on 1 January (number)
Total male and female Total Total 1996 15,493,889
Total male and female Total Total 2000 15,863,950
Total male and female Total Total 2010 16,574,989
Total male and female Total Total 2019 17,282,163
Total male and female Total Total 2020 17,407,585
Total male and female Total Total 2021 17,475,415
Total male and female Total Dutch 1996 14,768,468
Total male and female Total Dutch 2000 15,212,418
Total male and female Total Dutch 2010 15,839,792
Total male and female Total Dutch 2019 16,171,304
Total male and female Total Dutch 2020 16,215,228
Total male and female Total Dutch 2021 16,272,450
Total male and female Total Total non-Dutch nationality 1996 725,421
Total male and female Total Total non-Dutch nationality 2000 651,532
Total male and female Total Total non-Dutch nationality 2010 735,197
Total male and female Total Total non-Dutch nationality 2019 1,110,859
Total male and female Total Total non-Dutch nationality 2020 1,192,357
Total male and female Total Total non-Dutch nationality 2021 1,202,965
Total male and female Total Africa 1996 197,625
Total male and female Total Africa 2000 149,764
Total male and female Total Africa 2010 96,294
Total male and female Total Africa 2019 98,004
Total male and female Total Africa 2020 106,335
Total male and female Total Africa 2021 104,584
Total male and female Total America 1996 40,580
Total male and female Total America 2000 36,484
Total male and female Total America 2010 40,976
Total male and female Total America 2019 54,630
Total male and female Total America 2020 60,251
Total male and female Total America 2021 59,734
Total male and female Total Asia 1996 71,721
Total male and female Total Asia 2000 61,073
Total male and female Total Asia 2010 83,948
Total male and female Total Asia 2019 217,767
Total male and female Total Asia 2020 240,685
Total male and female Total Asia 2021 229,964
Total male and female Total Europe (excluding Dutch nationals) 1996 398,298
Total male and female Total Europe (excluding Dutch nationals) 2000 334,675
Total male and female Total Europe (excluding Dutch nationals) 2010 425,081
Total male and female Total Europe (excluding Dutch nationals) 2019 679,664
Total male and female Total Europe (excluding Dutch nationals) 2020 734,673
Total male and female Total Europe (excluding Dutch nationals) 2021 767,474
Total male and female Total Oceania 1996 2,535
Total male and female Total Oceania 2000 3,168
Total male and female Total Oceania 2010 3,829
Total male and female Total Oceania 2019 5,173
Total male and female Total Oceania 2020 5,470
Total male and female Total Oceania 2021 4,942
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table includes data on the population of the Netherlands by age, sex and nationality.
The data refer to the situation on 1 January of the year of observation.

Data available from: 1995.

Status of the figures:
All data recorded in this publication are final data.

Changes as of 25 March 2022:
This table has been revised. The following changes have been made:
- Sex has been moved from topics to a selection;
- the ages in years have been extended to the group 105 years or older, the ten-year age groups and other groups have been replaced by five-year age groups (0 to 4 years, ..., 95 to 99 years, 100 years or older;
- the nationalities have been expanded to include the groups 'Mid- and East European nationalities in the European Union' and 'GIPS nationalities in the European Union' (Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain;
- the name change from Swaziland to Eswatini has been processed from 2019, in the old table it was from 2020.
- due to the use of new source file for 2020, changes have occurred in a dozen nationalities. This also has consequences for changes in some continents, the European Union, the GIPS and the Mid- and East European nationalities in the EU, the total with Dutch and the total with non-Dutch nationality.
- data for 1995 and 2021 has been added.

When will new figures be published?
In Q3 2022, the figures as of January 1 2022 will be added.

Description topics

Population on 1 January