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

Population stock and flow
Population stock:
Size and composition of the population and its components at a given time.

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).

Population flow:
Changes in population numbers as a result of births, deaths, immigration, emigration, administrative and other corrections.

Population:
The population figures (numbers of inhabitants) shown in this publication relate to the resident ('de jure') population: persons who reside habitually in the Netherlands and who are recorded in the municipal population registers. In principle all those residing in the Netherlands for an indefinite period are entered into the population register of the municipality where they usually live.
Persons who moved between municipalities
Someone who moved between municipalities:
A person who moved from one municipality to another.
Excluding changes caused by municipal border changes.
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).
Persons who moved within the Netherlands
Since 2010, numbers by place in the family are no longer available.

Move:
Change of address with the exception of changes that are the result of a change in street names, house numbers, municipal boundary changes etc.
Within municipalities
Total persons moved within municipalities by family relationship during the move.
Persons belong to the same family if they move on the same day and have the same old as well as new address. A person moves as an individual when there is no other person moving on the same day from the old to the new address.

Someone who moved within a municipality:
A person who moved from one address in a municipality to another address in the same municipality.
Total persons moved within municipali...
Total of persons who moved within the same municipality.
Persons in married couples
Persons in married couple plus children. Excluding persons in partnership.
Family relationship during the move.

Since 2010, numbers by place in the family are no longer available.

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.
Persons in single-father families
Persons in single-father families plus children.
Family relationship during the move.

Since 2010, numbers by place in the family are no longer available.
Persons in single-mother families
Persons in single-mother families plus children.
Family relationship during the move.

Since 2010, numbers by place in the family are no longer available.
Persons in cohabiting couples, with c...
Persons in cohabiting couples with children.
Plus the children.
Family relationship during the move.

Since 2010, numbers by place in the family are no longer available.
Persons not living within a family
Family relationship during the move.

Since 2010, numbers by place in the family are no longer available.