Mortality; key figures

Mortality; key figures

Gender Periods Total deaths (number) Deaths per 1, 000 inhabitants (per 1,000 inhabitants) Deaths under 4 weeks (number) Deaths under 4 weeks, relative (per 1,000 live born children)
Total male and female 2020 168,678 9.7 487 2.9
Male 2020 84,317 9.7 267 3.1
Female 2020 84,361 9.6 220 2.7
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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 22 September 2021:
- Data of 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
In the fourth quarter 2022 final figures of 2021 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.
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.