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 2021 17,475,415
Total males and females Total Total Total Dutch background 2021 13,169,507
Total males and females Total Total Total With migration background 2021 4,305,908
Total males and females Total Total Total Western migration background 2021 1,858,730
Total males and females Total Total Total Non-western migration background 2021 2,447,178
Total males and females Total Total Total Unknown migration background 2021 0
Total males and females Total Total Total Africa 2021 731,444
Total males and females Total Total Total America 2021 733,401
Total males and females Total Total Total Asia 2021 985,977
Total males and females Total Total Total Europe (excluding Dutch background) 2021 1,830,696
Total males and females Total Total Total Oceania 2021 24,390
Total males and females Total Total Total European Union (excl. Dutch background) 2021 1,122,201
Total males and females Total Total Total GIPS countries (European Union) 2021 169,781
Total males and females Total Total Total Middle and Eastern European EU countries 2021 381,614
Total males and females Total Total Total Afghanistan 2021 51,830
Total males and females Total Total Total Albania 2021 4,026
Total males and females Total Total Total Algeria 2021 8,849
Total males and females Total Total Total American Samoa 2021 3
Total males and females Total Total Total American Virgin Islands 2021 31
Total males and females Total Total Total Andorra 2021 33
Total males and females Total Total Total Angola 2021 9,137
Total males and females Total Total Total Anguilla 2021 28
Total males and females Total Total Total Antarctica 2021 0
Total males and females Total Total Total Antigua and Barbuda 2021 55
Total males and females Total Total Total Argentina 2021 7,594
Total males and females Total Total Total Armenia 2021 8,374
Total males and females Total Total Total Aruba 2021 29,069
Total males and females Total Total Total Australia 2021 17,688
Total males and females Total Total Total Austria 2021 16,130
Total males and females Total Total Total Azerbaijan 2021 8,720
Total males and females Total Total Total Bahamas 2021 113
Total males and females Total Total Total Bahrain 2021 295
Total males and females Total Total Total Bangladesh 2021 2,892
Total males and females Total Total Total Barbados 2021 164
Total males and females Total Total Total Belarus 2021 4,259
Total males and females Total Total Total Belgium 2021 122,197
Total males and females Total Total Total Belize 2021 38
Total males and females Total Total Total Benin 2021 494
Total males and females Total Total Total Bermuda 2021 65
Total males and females Total Total Total Bhutan 2021 342
Total males and females Total Total Total Bolivia 2021 1,539
Total males and females Total Total Total Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021 38,927
Total males and females Total Total Total Botswana 2021 298
Total males and females Total Total Total Brazil 2021 35,285
Total males and females Total Total Total British Indian Ocean Territory 2021 5
Total males and females Total Total Total British Virgin Islands 2021 22
Total males and females Total Total Total Brunei 2021 819
Total males and females Total Total Total Bulgaria 2021 44,874
Total males and females Total Total Total Burkina Faso 2021 715
Total males and females Total Total Total Burundi 2021 3,374
Total males and females Total Total Total Cambodia 2021 1,306
Total males and females Total Total Total Cameroon 2021 3,481
Total males and females Total Total Total Canada 2021 16,997
Total males and females Total Total Total Cape Verde 2021 22,980
Total males and females Total Total Total Caribbean Netherlands 2021 6,080
Total males and females Total Total Total Cayman Islands 2021 24
Total males and females Total Total Total Central African Republic 2021 106
Total males and females Total Total Total Chad 2021 194
Total males and females Total Total Total Channel Islands 2021 82
Total males and females Total Total Total Chile 2021 6,574
Total males and females Total Total Total China 2021 81,735
Total males and females Total Total Total Colombia 2021 20,515
Total males and females Total Total Total Comoros 2021 22
Total males and females Total Total Total Congo 2021 1,545
Total males and females Total Total Total Congo (Democratic Republic) 2021 8,827
Total males and females Total Total Total Cook Islands 2021 14
Total males and females Total Total Total Costa Rica 2021 1,408
Total males and females Total Total Total Croatia 2021 12,352
Total males and females Total Total Total Cuba 2021 2,645
Total males and females Total Total Total Curaçao 2021 131,360
Total males and females Total Total Total Cyprus 2021 1,509
Total males and females Total Total Total Czech Republic 2021 11,142
Total males and females Total Total Total (former) Czechoslovakia 2021 21,012
Total males and females Total Total Total Czechoslovakia (old) 2021 0
Total males and females Total Total Total Democratic People's Republic of Korea 2021 101
Total males and females Total Total Total Denmark 2021 6,859
Total males and females Total Total Total Djibouti 2021 267
Total males and females Total Total Total Dominica 2021 143
Total males and females Total Total Total Dominican Republic 2021 16,303
Total males and females Total Total Total Ecuador 2021 4,304
Total males and females Total Total Total Egypt 2021 28,399
Total males and females Total Total Total El Salvador 2021 847
Total males and females Total Total Total Equatorial Guinea 2021 79
Total males and females Total Total Total Eritrea 2021 23,207
Total males and females Total Total Total Estonia 2021 2,380
Total males and females Total Total Total Eswatini 2021 154
Total males and females Total Total Total Ethiopia 2021 27,139
Total males and females Total Total Total Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 2021 6
Total males and females Total Total Total Faroe Islands 2021 14
Total males and females Total Total Total Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2021
Total males and females Total Total Total Fiji 2021 135
Total males and females Total Total Total Finland 2021 5,756
Total males and females Total Total Total France 2021 50,207
Total males and females Total Total Total French Guyana 2021 899
Total males and females Total Total Total French Polynesia 2021 46
Total males and females Total Total Total Gabon 2021 166
Total males and females Total Total Total Gambia 2021 2,057
Total males and females Total Total Total Gaza Strip and West Bank 2021 783
Total males and females Total Total Total Georgia 2021 5,000
Total males and females Total Total Total Germany 2021 345,746
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 17 September 2021:
The figures of 1 January 2021 are added.
Due to technical reasons, this table is published under the heading "redesign". The structure and data of the table have not been changed.

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 2022, the figures of the population as of January 1, 2022 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.