Population and population dynamics by month; 1995-2018

Population and population dynamics by month; 1995-2018

Periods Marriage / partnership Marriages / registered partnerships Total marriages / partnerships (number) Marriage / partnership Marriages / registered partnerships Between two males (number) Marriage / partnership Marriages / registered partnerships Between male and female (number) Marriage / partnership Marriages / registered partnerships Between two females (number) Marriage / partnership Marriages (until 2010) Total marriages (number) Marriage / partnership Marriages (until 2010) Between two males (number) Marriage / partnership Marriages (until 2010) Between male and female (number) Marriage / partnership Marriages (until 2010) Between two females (number)
2017 November 4,631 64 4,496 71 . . . .
2017 December 4,856 68 4,715 73 . . . .
2018 January* 4,345 53 4,245 47 . . . .
2018 February* 4,234 54 4,128 52 . . . .
2018 March* 4,592 53 4,470 69 . . . .
2018 April* 5,987 70 5,832 85 . . . .
2018 May* 8,459 89 8,237 133 . . . .
2018 June* 10,570 103 10,336 131 . . . .
2018 July* 8,450 99 8,266 85 . . . .
2018 August* 10,671 140 10,356 175 . . . .
2018 September* 10,251 112 9,999 140 . . . .
2018 October* 6,817 70 6,647 100 . . . .
Source: CBS
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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

Marriage / partnership
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).

Break in series marriages and marrying people
As a result of an improved production process, a slight increase can be observed in the figures on marriages and marrying people from 2010. From 2010 onwards marriages taking place abroad in particular are measured more accurately.
Marriages / registered partnerships
Marriages including registered partnerships by sex of the partners.
Available from 2010.

Marriage:
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people.
Since 1 April 2001, it is legally possible for people in the Netherlands to marry a person of the same sex.
The data includes marriages of which at least one partner is recorded in the municipal registers, irrespective of the country where the marriage was performed.
In order to get married in the Netherlands, both partners must be at least eighteen years old. In special cases, minors are allowed to marry, provided both partners are at least sixteen years old and the woman:
- is pregnant (this requires a medical certificate);
- already has a child (this requires a birth certificate).
Other exceptions are subject to approval by the Minister of Justice.

Registered partnership:
A relationship that is similar to marriage and is registered in the Municipal Population Register.
Both couples of the same and of different sex may have this type of relationship registered.
Registered partnership was introduced in the Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
The data includes registered partnerships of which at least one partner is recorded in the municipal registers, irrespective of the country where the partnership was performed.
Total marriages / partnerships
Total contracted marriages and registered partnerships.
Between two males
Between male and female
Between two females
Marriages (until 2010)
Marriages by sex of the partners.
Excluding registered partnerships.
Since 2010, these numbers are no longer published in this table.

Marriage:
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people.
Since 1 April 2001, it is legally possible for people in the Netherlands to marry a person of the same sex.
The data includes marriages of which at least one partner is recorded in the municipal registers, irrespective of the country where the marriage was performed.
In order to get married in the Netherlands, both partners must be at least eighteen years old. In special cases, minors are allowed to marry, provided both partners are at least sixteen years old and the woman:
- is pregnant (this requires a medical certificate);
- already has a child (this requires a birth certificate).
Other exceptions are subject to approval by the Minister of Justice.

Registered partnership:
A relationship that is similar to marriage and is registered in the Municipal Population Register.
Both couples of the same and of different sex may have this type of relationship registered.
Registered partnership was introduced in the Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Total marriages
Between two males
Between male and female
Between two females