Population; key figures

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 13 October 2021:
Final figures with regard to population growth for 2020 and final figures of the population on 1 January 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
In the last quarter of 2022 final figures with regard to population growth for 2021 and final figures of the population on 1 January 2022 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 marital status
Data refer to 1 January.

Break in series marital status
From 2010 onwards a small shift has occurred between a number of marital statuses (fewer never married and more divorced and widowed respectively). Because information on some marital statuses was lacking for the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, 'divorced after partnership' and 'widowed after partnership' were not included in these statistics for this period. For these statistics, the marital status before the partnership was used instead, which was mostly 'never married'. From 2010 all marital statuses are available.

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.

Marital status:
Legal status involving someone's rights and competences as determined by legal marriage and registered partnership.

Marriage:
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people.
Since 1 April 2001, it is legally possible for people in the Netherlands to marry a person of the same sex.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two people of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Total population
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.
Population by age, numbers
Total population
Younger than 20 years
Persons aged younger than 20 years.
20 to 40 years
Persons aged 20 to 40 years.
40 to 65 years
Persons aged 40 to 65 years.
65 to 80 years
Persons aged 65 to 80 years.
80 years or older
Persons aged 80 years of over.