Population, households and population dynamics; from 1899

Table description


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 9 april 2021:
The figures for the period 1987 to 1994 with regard to 'Emigration including the balance of the administrative corrections' have been corrected. The correction is due to duplications present in some of our source files. The differences are minimal.
The figures for 1997 with regard to Emigration, including the balance of the administrative corrections for persons with nationality 'European Union (excluding the Netherlands)', and persons with country of birth 'European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' have been corrected. The correction is due to a calculation error.
The topics 'Live born children, relative' and 'Sex ratio' have switched places.

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 first quarter of 2021.

Description topics

Population on 1 January
Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area.
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.
Municipalities by size class
Municipalities are categorized by their number of residents.
For the period 1900-1909 municipalities are classified by the population on 31 December 1899, for the period 1910-1920 by the population on 31 December 1919, for the period 1921-1930 by the population on 31 December 1920 and for the period 1931-1940 by the population on 31 December 1930. All other years are classified by the number of residents in the year under review.
Number of municipalities
Total number of municipalities
Total number of municipalities in the Netherlands.
Less than 5,000 inhabitants
Number of municipalities in the Netherlands with less than 5,000 inhabitants.
5,000 to 19.999 inhabitants
Number of municipalities in the Netherlands with 5,000 to 19.999 inhabitants.
20,000 to 49.999 inhabitants
Number of municipalities in the Netherlands with 20,000 to 49.999 inhabitants.
50,000 to 99.999 inhabitants
Number of municipalities in the Netherlands with 50,000 to 99.999 inhabitants.
100,000 inhabitants or more
Number of municipalities in the Netherlands with 100,000 or more inhabitants.
Migration
A move between two geographic entities resulting in a change of municipality or country.

Break in series of late reports
Up to 2010 reports of events in a certain year received at Statistics Netherlands after 15 February of the following year - the so-called late reports - were ignored. As a result of an improvement in the production method, late reports received in the year of publication will be included in the figures for the year of publication.
Persons moved within municipalities
A person moving from one address in a municipality to another address in the same municipality.
Persons moved between municipalities
A person moving from one municipality to another.

Changes of address due to boundary changes between municipalities or municipal reorganisations are not considered as moved persons.

Total persons
Total persons moved from one municipality to another.
Total persons, relative
Total persons moved from one municipality to another per thousand of the average number of inhabitants.
Within the same province, relative
Persons moved between municipalities but within the same province per hundred of the total number of persons moved between municipalities.

Persons who have moved between municipalities but within the same province:
People who move where the old and the new address are located in different municipalities but within the same province.
Changes of address due to boundary changes between municipalities or municipal reorganisations are not considered as relocation.
Families (until 2010), relative
Persons moved as a family per 100 of the total number of moved persons between municipalities.
Available until 2010.

Famiply situation:
Family situation at time of migration. Persons move as a family if they move at the same time as one or more other persons who belong to the same family moving from the same address.