Population; key figures


Key figures on the population of the Netherlands.

The following information is available:
- Population by sex;
- Population by marital status;
- Population by age (groups);
- Population by origin;
- Private households;
- Persons in institutional households;
- Population growth;
- Population density.

Statistics Netherlands will reorganise the tables relating to statistics on population and households. The aim is to reduce the number of tables while striving to preserve (much) needed information. This table will be revised as soon as possible.

Data available from: 1950

Status of the figures:
All the figures are final.

Changes as of 12 December 2019:
The total, first and second generation western migration background is expanded with GIPS countries in the EU, Middle and Eastern European EU countries, and Other western background. This figures are available from 1995.

When will new figures be published?
In the last quarter of 2020 final figures with regard to population growth for 2019 and final figures of the population on 1 January 2020 will be added.

Population; key figures

Periods Population by sexTotal population (number) Population by sexMales (number) Population by sexFemales (number) Population by ageDemographic pressureTotal demographic pressure (%) Population by ageDemographic pressureGreen pressure (%) Population by ageDemographic pressureGrey pressure (%) Population by ageAverage ageTotal population (year) Population by ageAverage ageMales (year) Population by ageAverage ageFemales (year) Population by migration backgroundTotal Population (number) Population by migration backgroundPersons with a Dutch background (number) Persons with a migration backgroundTotal with migration backgroundWith migration background (number) Persons with a migration backgroundTotal with migration backgroundWith migration background, rate (%)
1950 10,026,773 4,998,251 5,028,522 81.9 67.9 14.0 30.8 30.3 31.3 10,026,773 . . .
1960 11,417,254 5,686,152 5,731,102 88.2 71.4 16.8 31.7 31.1 32.4 11,417,254 . . .
1970 12,957,621 6,465,081 6,492,540 85.4 66.6 18.8 32.5 31.6 33.4 12,957,621 . . .
1980 14,091,014 6,994,280 7,096,734 75.2 55.1 20.1 34.4 33.2 35.6 14,091,014 . . .
1990 14,892,574 7,358,482 7,534,092 62.5 41.7 20.8 36.6 35.3 37.9 14,892,574 . . .
2000 15,863,950 7,846,317 8,017,633 61.2 39.4 21.9 38.2 37.0 39.4 15,863,950 13,088,648 2,775,302 17.5
2010 16,574,989 8,203,476 8,371,513 64.0 38.9 25.1 40.1 39.1 41.1 16,574,989 13,215,386 3,359,603 20.3
2015 16,900,726 8,372,858 8,527,868 67.9 38.0 29.9 41.3 40.4 42.1 16,900,726 13,235,405 3,665,321 21.7
2018 17,181,084 8,527,041 8,654,043 69.6 37.6 32.0 41.8 41.0 42.6 17,181,084 13,209,225 3,971,859 23.1
2019 17,282,163 8,581,086 8,701,077 69.8 37.3 32.6 42.0 41.2 42.8 17,282,163 13,196,025 4,086,138 23.6
Source: CBS.
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