Population; sex, age, generation and migration background, 1 January

Population; sex, age, generation and migration background, 1 January

Sex Age Marital status Generation Migration background Periods Population (number)
Total males and females Total Total Total Total 2020 17,407,585
Total males and females Total Total Total Dutch background 2020 13,186,880
Total males and females Total Total Total With migration background 2020 4,220,705
Total males and females Total Total Total Africa 2020 714,732
Total males and females Total Total Total America 2020 719,601
Total males and females Total Total Total Asia 2020 969,980
Total males and females Total Total Total Europe (excluding Dutch background) 2020 1,791,850
Total males and females Total Total Total Oceania 2020 24,542
Total males and females Total Total Total European Union (excl. Dutch background) 2020 1,176,651
Total males and females Total Total Total Caribbean Netherlands 2020 79
Total males and females Total Total Total Indonesia 2020 356,029
Total males and females Total Total Total Morocco 2020 408,864
Total males and females Total Total Total Surinam 2020 356,402
Total males and females Total Total Total Turkey 2020 416,864
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Total 2020 13,186,880
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Dutch background 2020 13,186,880
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background With migration background 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Africa 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background America 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Asia 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Europe (excluding Dutch background) 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Oceania 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background European Union (excl. Dutch background) 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Caribbean Netherlands 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Indonesia 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Morocco 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Surinam 2020
Total males and females Total Total Dutch background Turkey 2020
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Total 2020 4,220,705
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Dutch background 2020
Total males and females Total Total With migration background With migration background 2020 4,220,705
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Africa 2020 714,732
Total males and females Total Total With migration background America 2020 719,601
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Asia 2020 969,980
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Europe (excluding Dutch background) 2020 1,791,850
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Oceania 2020 24,542
Total males and females Total Total With migration background European Union (excl. Dutch background) 2020 1,176,651
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Caribbean Netherlands 2020 79
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Indonesia 2020 356,029
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Morocco 2020 408,864
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Surinam 2020 356,402
Total males and females Total Total With migration background Turkey 2020 416,864
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Total 2020 2,262,256
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Dutch background 2020
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background With migration background 2020 2,262,256
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Africa 2020 356,492
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background America 2020 386,081
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Asia 2020 537,640
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Europe (excluding Dutch background) 2020 972,198
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Oceania 2020 9,845
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background European Union (excl. Dutch background) 2020 645,186
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Caribbean Netherlands 2020 79
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Indonesia 2020 96,719
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Morocco 2020 172,040
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Surinam 2020 176,963
Total males and females Total Total 1st generation migration background Turkey 2020 197,446
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Total 2020 1,958,449
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Dutch background 2020
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background With migration background 2020 1,958,449
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Africa 2020 358,240
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background America 2020 333,520
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Asia 2020 432,340
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Europe (excluding Dutch background) 2020 819,652
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Oceania 2020 14,697
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background European Union (excl. Dutch background) 2020 531,465
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Caribbean Netherlands 2020 0
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Indonesia 2020 259,310
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Morocco 2020 236,824
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Surinam 2020 179,439
Total males and females Total Total 2nd generation migration background Turkey 2020 219,418
Source: CBS.
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Table description


Population in The Netherlands on 1 January by sex, age, marital status, generation and migration background.

Data available from: 1996

Status of the figures:
All figures in the table are final.

Changes per 9 April 2021:
The table has been revised:
- With regard to age, the individual ages have been extended to 105 years or older (was 99 years or older) and the five-year groups continue to 100 years or older (were 95 years or older). The ten-year groups and the groups 0 to 20 years, 20 to 65 years and 65 years or older have been removed from the table.
- The topics related to generation have been moved to a new selection called 'Generation'. This selection has also been expanded with the categories 'With migration background' and 'Dutch background'.
- With regard to migration background, the subtotals 'GIPS countries in the EU' and 'Central and Eastern European countries in the EU' have been added.
- The name change from Portuguese Timor to Timor Leste (20 May 2002) has been incorporated in this table from 2003. In the old table this was from 2005. The differences in the years 2003 and 2004 also affect the figures for Indonesia, Western migration background and non-western migration background.
- The name change from Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to Serbia and Montenegro (4 February 2003) has been incorporated in this table from 2004. In the old table it was from 2005.
- For Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles (old), the figures have become available from 1996 (was 2011).

When will new figures be published?
In the 2nd quarter of 2021, the figures of the population as of January 1, 2021 will be added to this publication.

Description topics

Population
The number of people residing in The Netherlands.

Only persons recorded in the population register of a Dutch municipality are included in the population. In principle, every person who lives in the Netherlands for an indefinite period is included in the population register of the municipality. Persons belonging to the population of the Netherlands for whom no permanent place of residence can be designated, are included in the population register of the municipality of The Hague. The population registers do not include the persons living in the Netherlands to whom exemption rules apply with regard to inclusion in the population registers (for example diplomats and NATO military personnel) and persons without legal residence in the Netherlands.