Mortality; key figures

Mortality; key figures

Gender Periods Total deaths (number) Deaths per 1, 000 inhabitants (per 1,000 inhabitants) Standardised mortality (per 1,000 inhabitants) Infant mortality (number) Infant mortality, relative (per 1,000 live born children) Deaths under 4 weeks (number) Deaths under 4 weeks, relative (per 1,000 live born children) Perinatal mortality (24+) (number) Perinatal mortality (24+), relative (per 1,000 born children) Perinatal mortality (28+) (number) Perinatal mortality (28+), relative (per 1,000 born children) Life expectancy at birth (year) Average age at death (year)
Total male and female 1950 75,929 7.5 13.2 6,126 26.7 . . 8,004 34.2 71.4 61.2
Total male and female 1960 87,825 7.6 11.6 4,286 17.9 . . 6,460 26.6 73.3 66.1
Total male and female 1970 109,619 8.4 11.3 3,045 12.7 . . 4,502 18.6 73.6 68.5
Total male and female 1980 114,279 8.1 9.4 1,557 8.6 . . 2,017 11.1 75.8 71.4
Total male and female 1990 128,824 8.6 8.6 1,397 7.1 . . 1,915 9.6 77.0 73.7
Total male and female 1995 135,675 8.8 8.4 1,041 5.5 . . 1,810 9.5 1,549 8.1 77.5 74.6
Total male and female 2000 140,527 8.8 8.0 1,059 5.1 808 3.9 1,882 9.1 1,629 7.8 78.1 75.2
Total male and female 2005 136,402 8.4 7.2 928 4.9 693 3.7 1,531 8.1 1,308 6.9 79.5 75.9
Total male and female 2010 136,058 8.2 6.4 695 3.8 509 2.8 1,028 5.7 870 4.8 80.8 76.9
Total male and female 2011 135,741 8.1 6.2 654 3.6 486 2.7 996 5.5 862 4.8 81.1 77.0
Total male and female 2012 140,813 8.4 6.3 649 3.7 465 2.6 934 5.3 778 4.4 81.1 77.4
Total male and female 2013 141,245 8.4 6.1 645 3.8 481 2.8 870 5.1 761 4.4 81.3 77.6
Total male and female 2014 139,223 8.3 5.9 630 3.6 472 2.7 827 4.7 716 4.1 81.6 77.6
Total male and female 2015 147,134 8.7 6.1 561 3.3 420 2.5 795 4.6 677 4.0 81.5 78.1
Total male and female 2016 148,997 8.7 6.0 597 3.5 444 2.6 833 4.8 728 4.2 81.5 78.1
Total male and female 2017 150,214 8.8 5.9 607 3.6 459 2.7 823 4.8 697 4.1 81.7 78.4
Total male and female 2018 153,363 8.9 5.9 582 3.5 429 2.5 833 4.9 710 4.2 81.8 78.5
Total male and female 2019 151,885 8.8 5.7 617 3.6 458 2.7 869 5.1 762 4.5 82.1 78.5
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table includes key figures on mortality in the Dutch population broken down by gender.
The figures include totals and ratios of deceased persons, infant mortality, mortality in babies younger than 4 weeks and perinatal mortality (after a gestation period of 24 weeks or more and after a gestation period of 28 weeks or more). The table also presents figures on life expectancy at birth and average age at death.

For additional information on Mortality the reader is referred to the Dutch tables.

Data available from: 1950

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

Changes as of 20 July 2020:
- Data of 2019 have been added;
- The standardized mortality figure for total men and women in 2012 has been corrected. The figure was incorrectly taken from the system. The correction does not affect the other figures in the table.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter 2021 final figures of 2020 will be published.

Description topics

Total deaths
Death:
Person declared dead by an authorized doctor.
Deaths per 1, 000 inhabitants
Deaths per 1,000 of the average number of inhabitants.

Death:
Person declared dead by an authorized doctor.

Inhabitant:
Someone belonging to the population living in a given area.
In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the
inhabitants of a given area are the people registered in the populationregister, whose address is located in that area.
Standardised mortality
Death rate calculated in a given period in such a way that the influence of the age and sex differences in the composition of the population on mortality is eliminated.
The standard population is defined as the average population by age and sex of the Netherlands in 1990.
Infant mortality
The number of live-born children who died before their first birthday.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Infant mortality, relative
Infant mortality per 1,000 live born children.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Deaths under 4 weeks
The total number of live born babies who die within 4 weeks of their birth.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Deaths under 4 weeks, relative
The total number of live born babies who die within 4 weeks of their birth per 1,000 live born children.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Perinatal mortality (24+)
The total number of still born children plus babies who died within a
week after birth.

Still born child:
Baby born after a pregnancy lasting at least 24 weeks who showed no sign of life after birth such as breathing, activity of the heart or muscles.
Perinatal mortality (24+), relative
Perinatal mortality per 1,000 live born children plus stillborn children.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.

Still born child:
Baby born after a pregnancy lasting at least 24 weeks who showed no sign of life after birth such as breathing, activity of the heart or muscles.
Perinatal mortality (28+)
The total number of still born children plus babies who died within a week after birth.

Still born child:
Baby born after a pregnancy lasting at least 28 weeks who showed no sign of life after birth such as breathing, activity of the heart or muscles.
Perinatal mortality (28+), relative
Perinatal mortality per 1,000 live born children plus stillborn children

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.

Still born child:
Baby born after a pregnancy lasting at least 28 weeks who showed no sign
of life after birth such as breathing, activity of the heart or muscles.
Life expectancy at birth
The number of years someone is expected to live at birth according to the life table.
Average age at death
Average age:
The arithmetic mean of all ages in the population.

Age:
Age on 31 December. The number of whole years that have passed
between someone's date of birth and 31 December of the year of death, calculated as the reference year minus the year of birth.