Population and population dynamics by month; 1995-2018

Table description


This table includes information on the size of the Dutch population, as well as births, deaths, international migration, persons who moved within or between municipalities, marriages, registered partnerships, marriage dissolutions and requests for asylum, per month, quarter and year.

Since January 2010, a new production system has become operational to process municipal population data.
As from 2010 onwards, with the introduction of the new system the following changes were implemented:
- Provisional figures on live births by rank number and marital status of the mother will no longer be available. Definite figures will be added to the table on an annual basis;
- Marriages will include registered partnerships;
- Data on registered partnerships will be discontinued;
- Married persons will include persons who have signed partnership contracts. An extra preceding marital status (married) has been added;
- Marriage dissolutions will be presented including registered partnership dissolutions;
- Divorced persons will be presented including legally terminated partnerships;
- Data on persons who have moved house within the Netherlands will no longer be broken down by place in the household.

Data available from January 1995 till Ocotber 2018.

Status of the figures:
- All figures on Asylum requests are final.
- All figures of 1995 up to and including 2017 are final.
- Figures for the 1st of January 2018 are final, the other figures on the population of 2018 are provisional.
- The updating of asylum applications in this table is discontinued with effect from 2012.

Changes effective from 14 January 2019:
None, the table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable. This table will be followed up by 'Population dynamics; month and year' see paragraph 3.

Description topics

Migration
Migration:
A move between two geographic entities resulting in a change of municipality or country.

Trend break external migration figures
As a result of improvements in the production process, a minor shift has taken place in the external migration figures. With effect from 2010, the following changes have been implemented:
- administrative entries which are preceded by emigration are now counted towards immigration;
-administrative removals which are followed by immigration are now counted towards emigration.
The improvements in the production process have led to a significant reduction in the number of ‘other corrections’ on balance as of 2010.
For some immigrants and emigrants, the country of birth is unknown in the provisional figures. From January 2014 onwards, the country of birth is estimated for these groups (for immigrants, country of origin is considered country of birth and for emigrants, country of destination is considered country of birth).

Break in series: late reports
Until 2010, reports on events taking place in a certain year received by Statistics Netherlands after 15 February in the following year were disregarded. These are so-called late reports.
As a result of an improvement in the production process, from 2010 these late reports are included in the year of publication (i.e. not in the year the event took place, but in the year the results are published).
External migration: country of b...
External migration by country of birth.

External migration:
People who moved to the Netherlands (immigration) or inhabitants who leave The Netherlands (emigration).

Inhabitant:
Someone belonging to the population living in The Netherlands.
In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants are the people registered in the population register, whose address is located in that area.

Country of birth:
The country where a person is born.
Until 2010, persons whose country of birth was unknown were assumed to have the same country of birth as their father or mother (if their country of birth was known). Since 2010, this procedure is discontinued in the provisional monthly figures. As a result, the number of persons whose country of birth is unknown has increased. This may affect the provisional figures of all countries of birth in the table.

Trend break external migration figures
As a result of improvements in the production process, a minor shift has taken place in the external migration figures. With effect from 2010, the following changes have been implemented:
- administrative entries which are preceded by emigration are now counted towards immigration;
-administrative removals which are followed by immigration are now counted towards emigration.
The improvements in the production process have led to a significant reduction in the number of ‘other corrections’ on balance as of 2010.
For some immigrants and emigrants, the country of birth is unknown in the provisional figures. From January 2014 onwards, the country of birth is estimated for these groups (for immigrants, country of origin is considered country of birth and for emigrants, country of destination is considered country of birth).
Immigration
People moving to the Netherlands from another country.
Immigration relates to all individuals arriving in the Netherlands whose arrival result in entries in a municipal population register.
The criteria are a residency for at least four months in the forthcoming six months.
Countries
Suriname
Emigration
People leaving for another country.
Emigration including administrative c...
Emigration including administrative corrections.
Data on emigration including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of emigration than data on emigration excluding net administrative corrections.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country.
Emigration relates to all individuals departing from the Netherlands, whose departure result in removals from the Netherlands population registers. The criteria for removal from the registers are 8 months abroad in the following 12 months.

Administrative correction:
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.
The greater part of these corrections relates to the processing of either the departures of persons who did not notify the local authorities or the subsequent arrivals.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.
Countries
Suriname
Emigration excluding administrative c...
Emigration excluding administrative corrections.
Data on emigration including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of emigration than data on emigration excluding net administrative corrections.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country.
Emigration relates to all individuals departing from the Netherlands, whose departure result in removals from the Netherlands population registers. The criteria for removal from the registers are 8 months abroad in the following 12 months.

Administrative correction:
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.
The greater part of these corrections relates to the processing of either the departures of persons who did not notify the local authorities or the subsequent arrivals.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.
Countries
Suriname
Net migration
Immigration minus emigration.

Immigration:
People moving to the Netherlands from another country.
Immigration relates to all individuals arriving in the Netherlands whose arrival result in entries in a municipal population register.
The criteria are a residency for at least four months in the forthcoming six months.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country.
Emigration relates to all individuals departing from the Netherlands, whose departure result in removals from the Netherlands population registers. The criteria for removal from the registers are 8 months abroad in the following 12 months.
Net migration including administrativ...
Net migration including administrative corrections.
Data on net migration including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of net migration than data on net migration excluding net administrative corrections.

Administrative correction:
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.
The greater part of these corrections relates to the processing of either the departures of persons who did not notify the local authorities or the subsequent arrivals.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.
Countries
Suriname
Net migration excluding administrativ...
Net migration excluding administrative corrections.
Data on net migration including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of net migration than data on net migration excluding net administrative corrections.

Administrative correction:
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.
The greater part of these corrections relates to the processing of either the departures of persons who did not notify the local authorities or the subsequent arrivals.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.
Countries
Suriname
Administrative corrections: country o...
Administrative corrections by country of birth.

Administrative correction:
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for
reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary
change.
The greater part of these corrections relates to the processing of either
the departures of persons who did not notify the local authorities or the
subsequent arrivals.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to
include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth,
immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in
the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its
population, once it has established that the address of the person is
unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.
Entries
Countries
Suriname
Removals
Countries
Suriname
Net administrative corrections
Administrative entries minus administrative removals.
Countries
Suriname