Population, households and population dynamics; from 1899

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The most important key figures about population, households, birth, mortality, changes of residence, marriages, marriage dissolutions and change of nationality of the Dutch population.

Data available from: 1899

Status of the figures:
All data in this publication are final data.

Changes as of 24 March 2020:
The table has been revised.
The following changes have been made:

Population on January 1:
- The number of 'Women' in 2012 has been corrected.
- The figures for 'Migration background Suriname' and 'Migration background (former) Netherlands Antilles' have been changed for 1971 up to and including 1994. The changes are the result of a method change in the past, which was not reflected in the table at the time. The figures now match all other sections of StatLine.

Population development:
'Emigration' has been changed to 'Emigration including administrative corrections', 'Migration balance' has been changed to 'Migration balance including administrative corrections'. Figures on emigration, including the balance of administrative corrections, provide a better picture of actual emigration than figures on emigration excluding these corrections. Due to the change, the figures for 1977 up to and including 2016 have changed.

Live born children:
The 2015 figures for 'Live born children from mothers aged 25 to 29, relative' and 'Live born children from mothers aged 30 or older, relative' have been adjusted.

Mortality:
- The figures for 'Life expectancy at birth: men' and 'Life expectancy at birth: women' for 1950 up to and including 1962, 1972, 1982, 1991, 1999, 2009 and 2011 have been corrected.
- The figures for 'Mortality <1 year after birth, relative' for 1994 and 2011 have been corrected.
- The figure for 'Mortality <1 year after birth, relative' for 2011 has been corrected.
- The figures for 'Deceased by cause of death' have been removed from the table. (For more information: 3. LINKS TO RELEVANT TABLES AND ARTICLES).

Foreign migration by nationality:
- Various topics related to 'Emigration including administrative corrections' have been added.
- 'Total immigration' has been corrected for 1993 and 1996.
- 'Immigration, European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' has been adjusted for 2004 and 2013.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Dutch' has been corrected for 1995 and 2012.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Total non-Dutch' has been corrected for 1995 and 2012.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, European Union' has been adjusted for 2004, 2005 and 2013.

Foreign migration by country of birth:
- Various topics related to 'Emigration including administrative corrections' have been added.
- 'Total immigration' has been corrected for 1993 and 1996.
- 'Immigration, European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' has been adjusted for 1987 up to and including 1990 and for 2004.
- 'Immigration, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2012.
- 'Immigration, Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2012.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' has been adjusted for 1989, 1999 and 2004.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Indonesia' has been corrected for 1994.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 1997.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 1997.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Specific emigration areas' has been corrected for 1995.

Foreign migration by country of origin / destination:
- 'Total immigration' has been corrected for 1996.
- 'Immigration, European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' has been adjusted for 2004.
- 'Immigration, Indonesia, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2007 and 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Immigration, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Immigration, Indonesia' has been corrected for 2013.
- 'Immigration, Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' has been adjusted for 1998 and 2004.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Indonesia, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Suriname and Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Turkey' has been corrected for 2012.

The corrections are the result of manual actions. The differences concern rounding differences and are minimal. The adjustments with regard to the European Union are generally the result of a changed calculation method.

When will the new figures be published?
The figures for the population development in 2019 and the population on 1 January 2020 will be published in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Population, households and population dynamics; from 1899

Periods Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by ageTotal population (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by ageYounger than 20 years (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by age20 to 45 years (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by age45 to 65 years (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by age65 to 80 years (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by age80 years or older (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryDemographic pressureGreen pressure (%) Population on 1 JanuaryDemographic pressureGrey pressure (%) Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by marital statusTotal population (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by marital statusNever married (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by marital statusMarried (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by marital statusWidowed (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPopulation by marital statusDivorced (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPersons with Surinamese background (x 1,000) Population on 1 JanuaryPersons with Antillean background (x 1,000) Private HouseholdsTotal private households (x 1,000) Private HouseholdsOne-person householdsMales and females (x 1,000) Private HouseholdsMulti-person households (x 1,000) Private HouseholdsAverage householdsize (number) Population growthLive born children (x 1,000) Population growthDeaths (x 1,000) Population growthNatural increase (x 1,000) Population growthImmigration (x 1,000) Population growthNet migration (x 1,000) Population growthTotal growth (x 1,000) Population growthTotal growth (relative) (%)
1900 5,104 2,264 1,732 802 272 35 89.3 12.1 5,104 3,152 1,679 268 6 . . . . . . 163 92 71 28 3 75 1.5
1910 5,858 2,579 2,031 890 315 43 88.3 12.3 5,858 3,577 1,988 283 10 . . . . . . 169 80 89 35 0 87 1.5
1920 6,754 2,866 2,404 1,084 348 52 82.2 11.5 6,754 . . . . . . 1,579 154 1,425 4.28 193 82 111 42 -21 34 0.5
1930 7,825 3,153 2,862 1,333 418 59 75.2 11.4 7,825 . . . . . . 1,958 219 1,739 4.00 182 72 111 67 10 103 1.3
1940 8,834 3,316 3,303 1,602 538 75 67.6 12.5 8,834 . . . . . . . . . . 185 88 97 20 -7 89 1.0
1950 10,027 3,742 3,597 1,916 671 100 67.9 14.0 10,027 5,284 4,232 436 75 . . . . . . 230 76 154 71 20 174 1.7
1960 11,417 4,331 3,756 2,311 864 154 71.4 16.8 11,417 5,731 5,103 495 88 . . 3,171 387 2,784 3.56 239 88 151 45 -13 139 1.2
1970 12,958 4,658 4,400 2,589 1,089 222 66.6 18.8 12,958 6,104 6,122 617 115 . . 3,986 679 3,307 3.21 239 110 129 91 33 162 1.2
1980 14,091 4,432 5,247 2,797 1,303 312 55.1 20.1 14,091 6,191 6,835 751 314 157.1 40.7 5,006 1,085 3,921 2.78 181 114 67 113 51 118 0.8
1990 14,893 3,822 6,088 3,077 1,478 428 41.7 20.8 14,893 6,465 6,957 854 617 232.8 76.6 6,061 1,813 4,249 2.42 198 129 69 117 48 118 0.8
2000 15,864 3,873 5,976 3,863 1,652 500 39.4 21.9 15,864 7,049 7,071 882 862 302.5 107.2 6,801 2,272 4,529 2.30 207 141 66 133 54 123 0.8
2010 16,575 3,928 5,490 4,619 1,890 648 38.9 25.1 16,575 7,702 6,875 867 1,131 342.3 138.4 7,386 2,670 4,717 2.22 184 136 48 154 33 81 0.5
2017 17,082 3,817 5,281 4,824 2,395 764 37.8 31.3 17,082 8,201 6,718 860 1,302 350.0 153.5 7,794 2,961 4,833 2.16 170 150 20 235 81 100 0.6
2018 17,181 3,811 5,291 4,840 2,460 779 37.6 32.0 17,181 8,288 6,710 859 1,325 351.7 157.1 7,858 2,998 4,860 2.15 169 153 15 244 86 101 0.6
2019 17,282 3,792 5,335 4,841 2,515 799 37.3 32.6 17,282 8,374 6,707 858 1,343 353.9 161.3 7,925 3,038 4,887 2.15
Source: CBS.
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