Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

Sex Age Periods Total suicides (number) Relative figures Total suicides (Per 100 000 of the average population)
Total men and women Total all ages 1950 559 5.5
Total men and women Total all ages 1970 1,049 8.0
Total men and women Total all ages 1990 1,450 9.7
Total men and women Total all ages 2010 1,600 9.6
Total men and women Total all ages 2019 1,811 10.4
Total men and women Total all ages 2020 1,823 10.5
Total men and women Total all ages 2021* 1,861 10.6
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 1950 20 0.5
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 1970 36 0.8
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 1990 54 1.4
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2010 55 1.4
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2019 67 1.8
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2020 62 1.6
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2021* 56 1.5
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 1950 51 3.2
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 1970 121 5.8
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 1990 214 8.3
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2010 148 7.3
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2019 200 9.0
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2020 199 8.9
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2021* 237 10.5
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 1950 60 4.4
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 1970 107 6.7
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 1990 299 12.6
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2010 198 9.2
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2019 226 10.6
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2020 243 11.2
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2021* 246 11.2
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 1950 91 7.3
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 1970 173 11.5
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 1990 264 12.6
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2010 397 15.3
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2019 305 13.6
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2020 296 13.5
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2021* 260 12.1
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 1950 123 12.7
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 1970 213 16.7
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 1990 205 13.5
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2010 369 16.2
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2019 399 15.8
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2020 408 16.1
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2021* 434 17.0
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 1950 110 16.1
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 1970 201 19.2
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 1990 179 13.8
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2010 240 12.8
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2019 320 15.2
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2020 284 13.3
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2021* 304 14.1
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 1950 79 21.0
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 1970 133 21.4
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 1990 135 15.7
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2010 109 9.7
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2019 180 11.6
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2020 206 12.9
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2021* 189 11.6
Total men and women 80 years or older 1950 25 24.6
Total men and women 80 years or older 1970 65 28.9
Total men and women 80 years or older 1990 100 23.1
Total men and women 80 years or older 2010 84 12.8
Total men and women 80 years or older 2019 114 14.1
Total men and women 80 years or older 2020 125 15.1
Total men and women 80 years or older 2021* 135 16.0
Men Total all ages 1950 373 7.4
Men Total all ages 1970 647 9.9
Men Total all ages 1990 909 12.3
Men Total all ages 2010 1,124 13.7
Men Total all ages 2019 1,232 14.3
Men Total all ages 2020 1,228 14.2
Men Total all ages 2021* 1,295 14.9
Men Younger than 20 years 1950 16 0.8
Men Younger than 20 years 1970 27 1.1
Men Younger than 20 years 1990 42 2.2
Men Younger than 20 years 2010 42 2.1
Men Younger than 20 years 2019 43 2.2
Men Younger than 20 years 2020 35 1.8
Men Younger than 20 years 2021* 36 1.9
Men 20 to 29 years 1950 36 4.5
Men 20 to 29 years 1970 80 7.4
Men 20 to 29 years 1990 145 11.1
Men 20 to 29 years 2010 112 11.0
Men 20 to 29 years 2019 127 11.3
Men 20 to 29 years 2020 124 10.9
Men 20 to 29 years 2021* 166 14.5
Men 30 to 39 years 1950 36 5.3
Men 30 to 39 years 1970 64 7.8
Men 30 to 39 years 1990 200 16.5
Men 30 to 39 years 2010 130 12.1
Men 30 to 39 years 2019 155 14.5
Men 30 to 39 years 2020 178 16.3
Men 30 to 39 years 2021* 175 15.7
Men 40 to 49 years 1950 58 9.6
Men 40 to 49 years 1970 106 14.2
Men 40 to 49 years 1990 176 16.3
Men 40 to 49 years 2010 285 21.8
Men 40 to 49 years 2019 225 20.2
Men 40 to 49 years 2020 213 19.6
Men 40 to 49 years 2021* 181 16.9
Men 50 to 59 years 1950 78 16.6
Men 50 to 59 years 1970 125 20.2
Men 50 to 59 years 1990 119 15.6
Men 50 to 59 years 2010 260 22.8
Men 50 to 59 years 2019 263 20.8
Men 50 to 59 years 2020 276 21.7
Men 50 to 59 years 2021* 305 23.9
Men 60 to 69 years 1950 75 22.7
Men 60 to 69 years 1970 121 25.0
Men 60 to 69 years 1990 95 15.7
Men 60 to 69 years 2010 169 18.1
Men 60 to 69 years 2019 217 20.8
Men 60 to 69 years 2020 188 17.8
Men 60 to 69 years 2021* 211 19.7
Men 70 to 79 years 1950 54 30.0
Men 70 to 79 years 1970 79 29.3
Men 70 to 79 years 1990 76 21.8
Men 70 to 79 years 2010 76 14.8
Men 70 to 79 years 2019 120 16.1
Men 70 to 79 years 2020 138 18.0
Men 70 to 79 years 2021* 121 15.4
Men 80 years or older 1950 20 43.2
Men 80 years or older 1970 45 47.0
Men 80 years or older 1990 56 42.1
Men 80 years or older 2010 50 22.4
Men 80 years or older 2019 82 26.1
Men 80 years or older 2020 76 23.3
Men 80 years or older 2021* 100 29.8
Women Total all ages 1950 186 3.7
Women Total all ages 1970 402 6.2
Women Total all ages 1990 541 7.2
Women Total all ages 2010 476 5.7
Women Total all ages 2019 579 6.6
Women Total all ages 2020 595 6.8
Women Total all ages 2021* 566 6.4
Women Younger than 20 years 1950 4 0.2
Women Younger than 20 years 1970 9 0.4
Women Younger than 20 years 1990 12 0.6
Women Younger than 20 years 2010 13 0.7
Women Younger than 20 years 2019 24 1.3
Women Younger than 20 years 2020 27 1.5
Women Younger than 20 years 2021* 20 1.1
Women 20 to 29 years 1950 15 1.9
Women 20 to 29 years 1970 41 4.0
Women 20 to 29 years 1990 69 5.5
Women 20 to 29 years 2010 36 3.6
Women 20 to 29 years 2019 73 6.7
Women 20 to 29 years 2020 75 6.8
Women 20 to 29 years 2021* 71 6.4
Women 30 to 39 years 1950 24 3.4
Women 30 to 39 years 1970 43 5.6
Women 30 to 39 years 1990 99 8.5
Women 30 to 39 years 2010 68 6.3
Women 30 to 39 years 2019 71 6.7
Women 30 to 39 years 2020 65 6.1
Women 30 to 39 years 2021* 71 6.5
Women 40 to 49 years 1950 33 5.2
Women 40 to 49 years 1970 67 8.8
Women 40 to 49 years 1990 88 8.6
Women 40 to 49 years 2010 112 8.7
Women 40 to 49 years 2019 80 7.1
Women 40 to 49 years 2020 83 7.6
Women 40 to 49 years 2021* 79 7.3
Women 50 to 59 years 1950 45 9.0
Women 50 to 59 years 1970 88 13.3
Women 50 to 59 years 1990 86 11.4
Women 50 to 59 years 2010 109 9.6
Women 50 to 59 years 2019 136 10.8
Women 50 to 59 years 2020 132 10.4
Women 50 to 59 years 2021* 129 10.1
Women 60 to 69 years 1950 35 10.0
Women 60 to 69 years 1970 80 14.2
Women 60 to 69 years 1990 84 12.1
Women 60 to 69 years 2010 71 7.6
Women 60 to 69 years 2019 103 9.7
Women 60 to 69 years 2020 96 9.0
Women 60 to 69 years 2021* 93 8.6
Women 70 to 79 years 1950 25 12.8
Women 70 to 79 years 1970 54 15.4
Women 70 to 79 years 1990 59 11.5
Women 70 to 79 years 2010 33 5.4
Women 70 to 79 years 2019 60 7.5
Women 70 to 79 years 2020 68 8.2
Women 70 to 79 years 2021* 68 8.0
Women 80 years or older 1950 5 9.0
Women 80 years or older 1970 20 15.5
Women 80 years or older 1990 44 14.7
Women 80 years or older 2010 34 7.8
Women 80 years or older 2019 32 6.5
Women 80 years or older 2020 49 9.7
Women 80 years or older 2021* 35 6.9
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains the number of victims of suicide arranged by marital status, method, motives, age and sex. They represent the number deaths by suicide in the resident population of the Netherlands.

The figures in this table are equal to the suicide figures in the causes of death statistics, because they are based on the same files. The causes of death statistics do not contain information on the motive of suicide. For the years 1950-1995, this information is obtained from a historical data file on suicides. For the years 1996-now the motive is taken from the external causes of death (Niet-Natuurlijke dood) file.
Before the 9th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), i.e. for the years 1950-1978, it was not possible to code "jumping in front of train/metro". For these years 1950-1978 "jumping in front of train/metro" has been left empty, and it has been counted in the group "other method".

Relative figures have been calculated per 100 000 of the corresponding population group. The figures are calculated based on the average population of the corresponding year.

Data available from: 1950

Status of the figures:
The figures up to and including 2020 are final. The figures of 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of September 28th 2022:
The provisional figures for 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published:
In the first quarter of 2023 the final figures for 2021 will be published. In the third quarter the provisional figures for 2022 will be published.

Description topics

Total suicides
Total number of male and female suicides in the year selected.
Definition of suicide:
Intentional self-harm. The victim has explicitly acted to take his/her own
life.

The following ICD-codes are applicable:
- For 1950-1957 ICD-6: E963, E970-E979
- For 1958-1968 ICD-7: E963, E970-E979
- For 1969-1978 ICD-8: E950-E959
- For 1979-1995 ICD-9: E950-E959
- From 1996 ICD-10: X60-X84
Relative figures
Per 100 000 in the corresponding population age group.
The figures are calculated for the average population in the corresponding
year.
Total suicides
Deaths by suicide per 100 000 of the average population.