Population; key figures

Population; key figures

Periods Population by sex Total population (number) Population by sex Males (number) Population by sex Females (number) Population by age Demographic pressure Total demographic pressure (%) Population by age Demographic pressure Green pressure (%) Population by age Demographic pressure Grey pressure (%) Population by age Average age Total population (year) Population by age Average age Males (year) Population by age Average age Females (year) Population by migration background Total Population (number) Population by migration background Persons with a Dutch background (number) Population by migration background Persons with a migration background Total with migration background With migration background (number) Population by migration background Persons with a migration background Total with migration background With 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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Table description


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.

Description topics

Population by sex
Data refer to 1 January.

Population:
The total number of people residing in the Netherlands.
In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants of a given area are the people registered in the population register, whose address is located in that area.
Total population
Males
Females
Population by age
Data refer to 1 January.

Population:
The total number of people residing in the Netherlands.
In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants of a given area are the people registered in the population register, whose address is located in that area.

Age:
The number of whole years that have passed since someone's date of birth and 1 January of the reference year.
Demographic pressure
The sum of the number of people aged between 0 and 20 and people aged 65 and over, in relation to people aged 20 to 65.
Total demographic pressure
Green pressure
The ratio between the number of people aged 0 to 20 and the number of people aged 20 to 65.
Grey pressure
The ratio between the number of people aged 65 or over and the number of people aged 20 to 65.
Average age
The arithmetic mean of all ages in the population.
Total population
Males
Females
Population by migration background
Population:
The total number of people residing in the Netherlands.
In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants of a given area are the people registered in the population register, whose address is located in that area.

Migration background:
The country with which a person has the closest ties, based on his/her parents' country of birth or his/her own country of birth.
The migration background of a person with a first-generation migration background is defined as his or her country of birth.
The migration background of a person with a second-generation migration background is defined as his or her mother's country of birth, unless the mother's country of birth is the Netherlands. In that case, the migration background is defined as the father's country of birth.

Person with a first generation migration background:
Someone born abroad with at least one parent who was born abroad.

Someone with a second generation foreign background:
Someone born in the Netherlands who has at least one parent born abroad.
Total Population
Persons with a Dutch background
Person with a Dutch background:
A person whose parents were both born in the Netherlands.
Persons with a migration background
Person with a migration background:
A person of whom at least one parent was born abroad.
Total with migration background
With migration background
With migration background, rate
Total persons with a migration background as a percentage of the total population.