Population dynamics; birth, death and migration per region

Population dynamics; birth, death and migration per region

Sex Regions Periods Population on 1 January (number) Population density (number) Live born children Live born children (number) Live born children Live born children, ratio (per 1,000) Deaths Deaths (number) Deaths Deaths, ratio (per 1,000) Natural increase (number) Arrivals in municipality Total arrivals (number) Arrivals in municipality Total arrivals, ratio (per 1,000) Arrivals in municipality Due to immigration (number) Arrivals in municipality Due to intermunicipal moves (number) Departures from municipality Total departures including administra... (number) Departures from municipality Total departures including adm..., ratio (per 1,000) Departures from municipality Due to emigration including administr... (number) Departures from municipality Due to intermunicipal moves (number) Net migration including administrative.. (number) Population growth Population growth (number) Population growth Population growth, ratio (per 1,000) Population on 31 December (number)
Total male and female The Netherlands 2023 17,811,291 529 164,487 9.2 169,521 9.5 -5,034 1,154,151 64.6 335,668 818,483 1,016,785 56.9 198,302 818,483 137,366 131,651 7.4 17,942,942
Total male and female Noord-Nederland (LD) 2023 1,757,677 212 14,582 8.3 19,007 10.8 -4,425 121,013 68.7 37,090 83,923 106,890 60.6 14,537 92,353 14,123 9,703 5.5 1,767,380
Total male and female Oost-Nederland (LD) 2023 3,762,742 388 35,298 9.3 35,396 9.4 -98 212,323 56.2 47,445 164,878 185,924 49.2 31,901 154,023 26,399 26,188 7.0 3,788,930
Total male and female West-Nederland (LD) 2023 8,536,295 990 82,401 9.6 75,813 8.8 6,588 585,668 68.3 173,178 412,490 519,372 60.6 110,025 409,347 66,296 72,343 8.5 8,608,638
Total male and female Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2023 3,754,577 533 32,206 8.6 39,305 10.4 -7,099 235,147 62.4 77,955 157,192 204,599 54.3 41,839 162,760 30,548 23,417 6.2 3,777,994
Total male and female Groningen (PV) 2023 596,075 257 4,843 8.1 6,179 10.3 -1,336 58,973 98.5 26,716 32,257 52,446 87.6 7,464 44,982 6,527 5,272 8.8 601,347
Total male and female Fryslân (PV) 2023 659,551 197 5,698 8.6 7,033 10.6 -1,335 34,694 52.5 6,204 28,490 30,982 46.9 4,288 26,694 3,712 2,353 3.6 661,904
Total male and female Drenthe (PV) 2023 502,051 191 4,041 8.0 5,795 11.5 -1,754 27,346 54.4 4,170 23,176 23,462 46.6 2,785 20,677 3,884 2,078 4.1 504,129
Total male and female Overijssel (PV) 2023 1,184,333 357 10,935 9.2 11,527 9.7 -592 56,239 47.4 12,274 43,965 50,910 42.9 8,711 42,199 5,329 4,700 4.0 1,189,033
Total male and female Flevoland (PV) 2023 444,701 315 4,966 11.1 2,912 6.5 2,054 28,933 64.6 7,829 21,104 24,838 55.5 6,456 18,382 4,095 6,125 13.8 450,826
Total male and female Gelderland (PV) 2023 2,133,708 430 19,397 9.1 20,957 9.8 -1,560 127,151 59.4 27,342 99,809 110,176 51.5 16,734 93,442 16,975 15,363 7.2 2,149,071
Total male and female Utrecht (PV) 2023 1,387,643 935 14,070 10.1 11,557 8.3 2,513 91,748 65.8 16,902 74,846 81,825 58.7 11,255 70,570 9,923 12,414 8.9 1,400,057
Total male and female Noord-Holland (PV) 2023 2,952,622 1,109 27,545 9.3 26,077 8.8 1,468 220,492 74.4 77,061 143,431 197,779 66.7 47,330 150,449 22,713 23,865 8.1 2,976,487
Total male and female Zuid-Holland (PV) 2023 3,804,906 1,410 37,427 9.8 33,760 8.8 3,667 253,221 66.2 73,897 179,324 221,139 57.8 47,726 173,413 32,082 35,554 9.3 3,840,460
Total male and female Zeeland (PV) 2023 391,124 220 3,359 8.6 4,419 11.3 -1,060 20,207 51.6 5,318 14,889 18,629 47.6 3,714 14,915 1,578 510 1.3 391,634
Total male and female Noord-Brabant (PV) 2023 2,626,210 536 23,425 8.9 26,071 9.9 -2,646 166,006 63.0 56,000 110,006 144,833 55.0 26,592 118,241 21,173 18,529 7.1 2,644,739
Total male and female Limburg (PV) 2023 1,128,367 526 8,781 7.8 13,234 11.7 -4,453 69,141 61.1 21,955 47,186 59,766 52.9 15,247 44,519 9,375 4,888 4.3 1,133,255
Total male and female Oost-Groningen (CR) 2023 137,736 185 1,005 7.3 1,843 13.4 -838 23,784 172.6 17,194 6,590 22,861 165.9 768 22,093 923 184 1.3 137,920
Total male and female Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2023 45,394 169 392 8.7 579 12.8 -187 2,219 49.0 330 1,889 2,323 51.3 213 2,110 -104 -288 -6.3 45,106
Total male and female Overig Groningen (CR) 2023 412,945 317 3,446 8.3 3,757 9.0 -311 32,970 79.3 9,192 23,778 27,262 65.6 6,483 20,779 5,708 5,376 13.0 418,321
Total male and female Noord-Friesland (CR) 2023 326,583 219 2,947 9.0 3,320 10.1 -373 19,289 58.9 4,164 15,125 16,748 51.1 2,875 13,873 2,541 2,153 6.6 328,736
Total male and female Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2023 142,875 163 1,185 8.3 1,573 11.0 -388 5,855 41.1 737 5,118 5,996 42.0 640 5,356 -141 -525 -3.7 142,350
Total male and female Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2023 190,093 195 1,566 8.2 2,140 11.2 -574 9,550 50.1 1,303 8,247 8,238 43.3 773 7,465 1,312 725 3.8 190,818
Total male and female Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2023 195,308 188 1,579 8.1 2,208 11.3 -629 11,649 59.5 1,466 10,183 10,261 52.4 1,002 9,259 1,388 752 3.9 196,060
Total male and female Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2023 170,384 188 1,345 7.9 2,065 12.1 -720 8,256 48.4 1,536 6,720 6,797 39.8 997 5,800 1,459 701 4.1 171,085
Total male and female Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2023 136,359 199 1,117 8.2 1,522 11.1 -405 7,441 54.4 1,168 6,273 6,404 46.9 786 5,618 1,037 625 4.6 136,984
Total male and female Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2023 385,473 273 3,889 10.1 3,265 8.4 624 18,029 46.6 3,109 14,920 16,485 42.6 2,195 14,290 1,544 2,150 5.6 387,623
Total male and female Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2023 159,963 385 1,436 9.0 1,624 10.1 -188 7,768 48.5 1,492 6,276 6,931 43.2 1,156 5,775 837 641 4.0 160,604
Total male and female Twente (CR) 2023 638,897 429 5,610 8.8 6,638 10.4 -1,028 30,442 47.6 7,673 22,769 27,494 43.0 5,360 22,134 2,948 1,909 3.0 640,806
Total male and female Veluwe (CR) 2023 715,792 392 6,963 9.7 6,787 9.4 176 39,512 54.9 7,765 31,747 32,959 45.8 5,423 27,536 6,553 6,701 9.4 722,493
Total male and female Achterhoek (CR) 2023 406,261 263 3,232 8.0 4,687 11.5 -1,455 18,993 46.7 2,424 16,569 16,999 41.8 1,840 15,159 1,994 524 1.3 406,785
Total male and female Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2023 756,995 845 6,651 8.7 7,324 9.6 -673 54,590 71.8 13,603 40,987 46,773 61.5 6,255 40,518 7,817 7,143 9.4 764,138
Total male and female Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2023 254,660 368 2,551 10.0 2,159 8.5 392 14,056 55.1 3,550 10,506 13,445 52.7 3,216 10,229 611 995 3.9 255,655
Total male and female Utrecht (CR) 2023 1,387,643 935 14,070 10.1 11,557 8.3 2,513 91,748 65.8 16,902 74,846 81,825 58.7 11,255 70,570 9,923 12,414 8.9 1,400,057
Total male and female Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2023 385,743 356 3,361 8.7 3,962 10.3 -601 19,470 50.4 4,297 15,173 18,043 46.7 3,539 14,504 1,427 811 2.1 386,554
Total male and female Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2023 255,276 881 2,211 8.6 2,525 9.9 -314 14,011 54.7 2,032 11,979 12,334 48.2 1,715 10,619 1,677 1,348 5.3 256,624
Total male and female IJmond (CR) 2023 200,749 1,259 1,804 9.0 2,279 11.3 -475 10,530 52.4 1,698 8,832 9,478 47.1 1,222 8,256 1,052 576 2.9 201,325
Total male and female Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2023 234,638 2,129 2,128 9.0 2,472 10.5 -344 17,652 74.9 3,564 14,088 15,449 65.6 2,561 12,888 2,203 1,846 7.9 236,484
Total male and female Zaanstreek (CR) 2023 176,230 1,570 1,701 9.6 1,643 9.3 58 10,476 59.2 2,630 7,846 8,814 49.8 1,724 7,090 1,662 1,711 9.7 177,941
Total male and female Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2023 1,456,187 1,983 14,226 9.7 10,465 7.1 3,761 131,177 89.6 59,217 71,960 118,077 80.6 34,430 83,647 13,100 16,606 11.4 1,472,793
Total male and female Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2023 243,799 1,402 2,114 8.7 2,731 11.2 -617 17,176 70.3 3,623 13,553 15,584 63.8 2,139 13,445 1,592 967 4.0 244,766
Total male and female Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2023 440,312 1,595 3,994 9.0 3,999 9.0 -5 32,618 73.6 7,307 25,311 27,164 61.3 4,707 22,457 5,454 5,444 12.4 445,756
Total male and female Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2023 910,352 3,620 9,000 9.8 7,518 8.2 1,482 67,155 73.5 25,407 41,748 61,347 67.1 16,623 44,724 5,808 7,206 7.9 917,558
Total male and female Delft en Westland (CR) 2023 240,445 1,596 2,122 8.7 1,897 7.8 225 21,877 90.2 7,678 14,199 17,642 72.7 5,364 12,278 4,235 4,450 18.5 244,895
Total male and female Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2023 345,570 732 3,717 10.7 3,071 8.8 646 17,542 50.5 2,935 14,607 15,174 43.7 2,356 12,818 2,368 3,009 8.7 348,579
Total male and female Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2023 1,488,475 1,249 14,782 9.9 13,689 9.2 1,093 94,746 63.4 27,385 67,361 81,663 54.6 16,153 65,510 13,083 14,107 9.5 1,502,582
Total male and female Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2023 379,752 1,066 3,812 10.0 3,586 9.4 226 19,283 50.7 3,185 16,098 18,149 47.7 2,523 15,626 1,134 1,338 3.5 381,090
Total male and female Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2023 105,832 145 851 8.0 1,362 12.9 -511 4,436 42.0 1,820 2,616 4,147 39.2 1,243 2,904 289 -220 -2.1 105,612
Total male and female Overig Zeeland (CR) 2023 285,292 272 2,508 8.8 3,057 10.7 -549 15,771 55.2 3,498 12,273 14,482 50.7 2,471 12,011 1,289 730 2.6 286,022
Total male and female West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2023 646,718 531 5,636 8.7 6,761 10.4 -1,125 35,714 55.0 8,871 26,843 30,116 46.4 6,688 23,428 5,598 4,457 6.9 651,175
Total male and female Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2023 503,798 547 4,620 9.1 4,875 9.6 -255 36,150 71.5 14,824 21,326 32,247 63.8 6,020 26,227 3,903 3,676 7.3 507,474
Total male and female Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2023 672,514 508 6,037 8.9 6,751 10.0 -714 34,473 51.1 7,258 27,215 29,354 43.5 4,605 24,749 5,119 4,400 6.5 676,914
Total male and female Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2023 803,180 559 7,132 8.8 7,684 9.5 -552 59,669 74.0 25,047 34,622 53,116 65.9 9,279 43,837 6,553 5,996 7.5 809,176
Total male and female Noord-Limburg (CR) 2023 289,248 348 2,313 8.0 2,957 10.2 -644 14,462 49.9 5,809 8,653 12,665 43.7 3,694 8,971 1,797 1,144 4.0 290,392
Total male and female Midden-Limburg (CR) 2023 241,467 364 2,011 8.3 2,802 11.6 -791 13,341 55.1 3,292 10,049 11,425 47.2 2,465 8,960 1,916 1,106 4.6 242,573
Total male and female Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2023 597,652 921 4,457 7.4 7,475 12.5 -3,018 41,338 69.0 12,854 28,484 35,676 59.6 9,088 26,588 5,662 2,638 4.4 600,290
Total male and female Flevoland (CR) 2023 444,701 315 4,966 11.1 2,912 6.5 2,054 28,933 64.6 7,829 21,104 24,838 55.5 6,456 18,382 4,095 6,125 13.8 450,826
Total male and female Aa en Hunze 2023 25,724 93 187 7.3 307 11.9 -120 1,550 60.1 219 1,331 1,310 50.8 127 1,183 240 121 4.7 25,845
Total male and female Aagtekerke 2023
Total male and female Aalburg 2023
Total male and female Aalsmeer 2023 33,063 1,645 238 7.2 298 9.0 -60 2,547 76.8 1,041 1,506 2,272 68.5 928 1,344 275 216 6.5 33,279
Total male and female Aalten 2023 27,244 282 220 8.1 286 10.5 -66 952 34.9 184 768 822 30.1 140 682 130 64 2.3 27,308
Total male and female Ter Aar 2023
Total male and female Aardenburg 2023
Total male and female Aarle-Rixtel 2023
Total male and female Abbekerk 2023
Total male and female Abbenbroek 2023
Total male and female Abcoude 2023
Total male and female Achtkarspelen 2023 28,149 275 270 9.6 266 9.4 4 1,160 41.2 230 930 1,086 38.5 145 941 74 77 2.7 28,226
Total male and female Achttienhoven (U.) 2023
Total male and female Adorp 2023
Total male and female Aduard 2023
Total male and female Akersloot 2023
Total male and female Alblasserdam 2023 20,356 2,321 227 11.2 162 8.0 65 920 45.2 196 724 1,027 50.5 137 890 -107 -42 -2.1 20,314
Total male and female Albrandswaard 2023 26,357 1,216 214 8.1 168 6.4 46 1,380 52.3 110 1,270 1,355 51.3 98 1,257 25 71 2.7 26,428
Total male and female Alem, Maren en Kessel 2023
Total male and female Alkemade 2023
Total male and female Alkmaar 2023 111,834 1,014 1,002 8.9 1,083 9.7 -81 5,956 53.1 917 5,039 5,394 48.1 730 4,664 562 470 4.2 112,304
Total male and female Almelo 2023 73,949 1,101 620 8.4 806 10.9 -186 3,794 51.2 878 2,916 3,239 43.7 599 2,640 555 368 5.0 74,317
Total male and female Almere 2023 222,825 1,725 2,543 11.3 1,241 5.5 1,302 13,692 60.9 3,457 10,235 11,309 50.3 2,407 8,902 2,383 3,675 16.5 226,500
Total male and female Almkerk 2023
Total male and female Alphen aan den Rijn 2023 114,182 907 1,146 10.0 968 8.4 178 5,338 46.6 995 4,343 4,734 41.3 871 3,863 604 784 6.9 114,966
Total male and female Alphen en Riel 2023
Total male and female Alphen-Chaam 2023 10,463 113 83 7.9 95 9.1 -12 571 54.6 111 460 567 54.2 107 460 4 -8 -0.8 10,455
Total male and female Altena 2023 57,726 289 596 10.3 552 9.5 44 2,470 42.6 697 1,773 1,963 33.8 372 1,591 507 551 9.5 58,277
Total male and female Ambt Delden 2023
Total male and female Ambt Montfort 2023
Total male and female Ambt-Vollenhove 2023
Total male and female Amby 2023
Total male and female Ameide 2023
Total male and female Ameland 2023 3,840 68 35 9.1 46 12.0 -11 271 70.6 90 181 261 68.0 58 203 10 -1 -0.3 3,839
Total male and female Amerongen 2023
Total male and female Amersfoort 2023 160,759 2,573 1,710 10.6 1,211 7.5 499 8,716 54.0 1,052 7,664 8,125 50.4 861 7,264 591 1,093 6.8 161,852
Total male and female Ammerstol 2023
Total male and female Ammerzoden 2023
Total male and female Amstelveen 2023 94,418 2,297 686 7.2 933 9.9 -247 12,088 127.6 5,281 6,807 11,243 118.7 3,155 8,088 845 596 6.3 95,014
Total male and female Amstenrade 2023
Total male and female Amsterdam 2023 918,117 4,880 9,673 10.5 5,977 6.5 3,696 89,014 96.3 45,956 43,058 79,281 85.7 26,019 53,262 9,733 13,181 14.4 931,298
Total male and female Andel 2023
Total male and female Andijk 2023
Source: CBS.
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Population growth in The Netherlands by birth, death and migration by sex and region.

In addition to national data, information is presented by group of provinces, province, COROP region and municipality.

The regional totals shown concern cumulated municipal data. Where changes of municipal boundaries transect regional boundaries, the municipal classifications concerns the most recent situation. The municipality of Vianen, for example, was annexed by the province of Utrecht on 1 January 2002, and is classified under the province of Utrecht in the Table.

Data available from: 1942

Status of the figures:
All data recorded in this publication are final data.
Up to 1977 data may differ from other published data on StatLine. This is due to differences between the data files used by Statistics Netherlands and the official data as published in 'Loop van de bevolking per gemeente'.

Changes as of 25 June 2024:
Final figures of 2023 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
In the 3rd quarter of 2025 figures of 2024 will be added in this table.

Description topics

Population on 1 January
Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area.
In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants are the people registered in the population register of a Dutch municipality.
Population density
Inhabitants per km2 land area.

Available in this table from 1995.
Live born children
Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Live born children are recorded in the municipality of residence of the baby's mother (or occasionally the father). It is, therefore, not necessarily the municipality where the birth occurred.

1942-1962: excluding live born children after a pregnancy lasting less than 26 weeks deceased before registration of birth.
Live born children
Live born children, ratio
Live born children per 1,000 of the average population.
Not available by sex.

Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area. In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants are the people registered in the population register of a Dutch municipality.
Deaths
Death:
Person declared dead by an authorized doctor.
Deaths represent the number of deaths in the 'de jure' population of the municipality of residence of the deceased, not the municipality where the death occurred.

1942-1962: excluding live born children after a pregnancy lasting less than 26 weeks deceased before registration of birth.
Deaths
Deaths, ratio
Deaths per 1,000 of the average population.
Not available by sex.

Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area. In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants are the people registered in the population register of a Dutch municipality.
Natural increase
The number of live births minus the number of deaths.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Live born children are recorded in the municipality of residence of the baby's mother (or occasionally the father). It is, therefore, not necessarily the municipality where the birth occurred.
1942-1962: excluding live born children after a pregnancy lasting less than 26 weeks deceased before registration of birth..

Death:
Person declared dead by an authorized doctor.
Deaths represent the number of deaths in the 'de jure' population of the municipality of residence of the deceased, not the municipality where the death occurred.
1942-1962: excluding live born children after a pregnancy lasting less than 26 weeks deceased before registration of birth.

Arrivals in municipality
Arrivals in the municipality due to immigration or intermunicipal move.

Immigration:
People moving to the Netherlands from another country.

Intermunicipal move:
A move from one municipality to another.
Total arrivals
Total arrivals, ratio
Total arrivals per 1,000 of the average population.
Not available by sex.

Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area. In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants are the people registered in the population register of a Dutch municipality.
Due to immigration
Immigration:
People moving to the Netherlands from another country.
Available in this table from 1960.
From 1960 up to October 1994, with a few exeptions, persons with the Dutch nationality were registered if they planned to stay for more than 30 days.
For persons who did not have a Dutch passport the corresponding period was 180 days.
From October 1994, the requirements for registration are met, both for Dutch residents and non-Dutch residents, if the anticipated length of stay in the first six months after settlement is at least four months.

Break in series external migration
As a result of an improved production process, a small shift has occurred in the figures on external migration.
From 2010 the following changes have been implemented.
- administrative entries preceding emigration are now considered as immigration;
- administrative removals followed by immigration are now considered as emigration
Due to intermunicipal moves
Intermunicipal move:
A move from one municipality to another, excluding changes caused by an adjustment of municipal borders.

Available in this table from 1960.
Departures from municipality
Departures from the municipality due to emigration or intermunicipal move.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country.

Intermunicipal move:
A move from one municipality to another, excluding changes caused by an adjustment of municipal borders.

Total departures including administra...
Total departures including net administrative corrections.
Data on departures including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of departures than data excluding net administrative corrections.

Break in series administrative corrections
Until 1977, Statistics Netherlands had no information on administrative corrections available at the municipal level. The figures up to 1977 do not include administrative corrections.

Administrative correction:
Entry in and removal from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change. The majority of administrative corrections refer to persons who are no longer living in their former place of residence, usually because they have settled in a foreign country. Administrative corrections resulting in registration usually concern persons who have been found (in their former place of residence or elsewhere) and are entered into the municipal population registers. This explains why the net administrative corrections are included in emigration (and net migration) but not in immigration.

Net administrative corrections:
Administrative entries minus administrative removals.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.
Total departures including adm..., ratio
Total departures including net administrative corrections per 1,000 of the average population.
Data on departures including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of departures than data excluding net administrative corrections.

Not available by sex.

Break in series administrative corrections
Until 1977, Statistics Netherlands had no information on administrative corrections available at the municipal level. The figures up to 1977 do not include administrative corrections.

Administrative correction:
Entry in and removal from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change. The majority of administrative corrections refer to persons who are no longer living in their former place of residence, usually because they have settled in a foreign country. Administrative corrections resulting in registration usually concern persons who have been found (in their former place of residence or elsewhere) and are entered into the municipal population registers. This explains why the net administrative corrections are included in emigration (and net migration) but not in immigration.

Net administrative corrections:
Administrative entries minus administrative removals.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.

Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area. In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants are the people registered in the population register of a Dutch municipality.
Due to emigration including administr...
Emigration including net administrative corrections.
Data on emigration including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of emigration than data excluding net administrative corrections.

Break in series administrative corrections
Until 1977, Statistics Netherlands had no information on administrative corrections available at the municipal level. The figures up to 1977 do not include administrative corrections.

Break in series external migration
As a result of an improved production process, a small shift has occurred in the figures on external migration.
From 2010 the following changes have been implemented.
- administrative entries preceding emigration are now considered as immigration;
- administrative removals followed by immigration are now considered as emigration

Emigration:
People leaving for another country.
Until October 1994, persons who had the intention to leave the Netherlands for a period exceeding 360 days were deregistered. From October 1994, the anticipated length of stay abroad in the year after settlement in another country is at least eight months.

Administrative correction:
Entry in and removal from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change. The majority of administrative corrections refer to persons who are no longer living in their former place of residence, usually because they have settled in a foreign country. Administrative corrections resulting in registration usually concern persons who have been found (in their former place of residence or elsewhere) and are entered into the municipal population registers. This explains why the net administrative corrections are included in emigration (and net migration) but not in immigration.
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Net administrative corrections:
Administrative entries minus administrative removals.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.

Due to intermunicipal moves
Intermunicipal move:
A move from one municipality to another, excluding changes caused by an adjustment of municipal borders.

Available in this table from 1960.
Net migration including administrative..
Net migration including administrative corrections
Data on net migration including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of net migration than data excluding net administrative corrections.

Break in series administrative corrections:
Until 1977, Statistics Netherlands had no information on administrative corrections available at the municipal level. The figures up to 1977 do not include administrative corrections.

Administrative correction:
Entry in and removal from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change. The majority of administrative corrections refer to persons who are no longer living in their former place of residence, usually because they have settled in a foreign country. Administrative corrections resulting in registration usually concern persons who have been found (in their former place of residence or elsewhere) and are entered into the municipal population registers. This explains why the net administrative corrections are included in emigration (and net migration) but not in immigration.

Net administrative corrections:
Administrative entries minus administrative removals.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.
Population growth
The increase or decrease of the population.
Including other corrections.

Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area. In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants are the people registered in the population register of a Dutch municipality.

Other corrections:
Changes on personal data in the municipal population registers which does not exactly match the difference between the size and composition of the population in two subsequent years.

1942 - 1959: In case of border changes or reclassification of municipalities in the course of a year, the numbers of inhabitants concerned are included in the other corrections. In the case of border changes or reclassifications that take place on 1 January, the reclassified inhabitants are not included in the other corrections; in those cases, they represent the difference between the initial population position and last year's final position. The changes per municipality are reported under (clicking on) the relevant municipality names.
1948: Including corrections that proved necessary on the basis of the 12th Census (1947) were settled.
1954: Including the killed, missing victims of the flood disaster 1953, who were first removed from the population register in 1954.
1958: Including the Ambonese living in the municipality in a residential area, who were entered in the population register in the last two months of 1958.

Population growth
Population growth, ratio
Population growth per 1,000 of the population at the start of the relevant period.
Not available by sex.
Population on 31 December
Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area. In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants are the people registered in the population register of a Dutch municipality.