Population dynamics; month and year

Population dynamics; month and year

Periods Population at start of selected period (aantal) Live births (aantal) Deaths (aantal) Immigration (aantal) Emigration including administrative c... (aantal) Net corrections (aantal) Total population growth (aantal) Population at end of selected period (aantal)
2021 June 17,500,964 14,833 12,205 16,402 12,092 0 6,938 17,507,902
2021 July 17,507,902 16,108 12,607 19,989 15,516 0 7,974 17,515,876
2021 August 17,515,876 15,958 12,769 34,635 15,918 0 21,906 17,537,782
2021 September 17,537,782 16,225 12,709 40,109 13,118 0 30,507 17,568,289
2021 October 17,568,289 15,713 14,150 24,873 12,060 0 14,376 17,582,665
2021 November 17,582,665 14,676 16,782 21,646 11,160 0 8,380 17,591,045
2021 December 17,591,045 14,267 18,047 17,633 13,816 -410 -373 17,590,672
2021 17,475,415 179,441 170,972 252,528 145,330 -410 115,257 17,590,672
2022 January* 17,590,672 14,007 14,441 19,103 12,456 6,213 17,596,885
2022 February* 17,596,885 12,714 13,239 22,966 10,802 11,639 17,608,524
2022 March* 17,608,524 13,537 15,429 45,503 11,710 31,901 17,640,425
2022 April* 17,640,425 12,832 14,550 46,260 10,502 34,040 17,674,465
2022 May* 17,674,465 13,968 13,472 32,892 11,635 21,753 17,696,218
2022 June* 17,696,218 14,067 13,025 28,454 15,188 14,308 17,710,526
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information about the population dynamics of the Dutch population. These changes consist of live births, deaths, immigration, emigration (including administrative corrections) and other corrections. In addition, figures on the total population growth, beginning and end population are also included.

Data available from: January 1995.

Status of the figures:
The figures up to 2021 in this table are final. The figures of 2022 are provisional.

Changes as of 31 August 2022:
Provisional figures of July 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
At the end of each month provisional figures of the previous month will be added in this publication. Data for previous months may be subject to adjustment.

Description topics

Population at start of selected period
Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area.

In the population, only persons recorded in the population register of a Dutch municipality are included. In principle, everyone who lives in the Netherlands for an indefinite period is included in the population register of the municipality. Persons belonging to the population of the Netherlands, but for whom no permanent place of residence can be designated, are included in the population register of the municipality of The Hague. The population registers do not include the persons living in the Netherlands for whom exemption rules apply with regard to inclusion in the population registers (for example diplomats and NATO military personnel) and persons who do not legally reside in the Netherlands.
Live births
Live birth:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Deaths
Death:
Person declared dead by an authorized doctor.
Immigration
Immigration:
People moving to the Netherlands from another country.
Immigration concerns all individuals whose arrival in the Netherlands results in a new entry in the municipal population register.
The criteria are a residency for at least four months in the forthcoming six months.

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).

Emigration including administrative c...
Emigration including administrative corrections

Data on emigration including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of emigration than data on emigration excluding net administrative corrections.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country.
Emigration relates to all individuals departing from the Netherlands, whose departure result in removals from the Netherlands population registers. The criteria for removal from the registers are 8 months abroad in the following 12 months.

Administrative correction:
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.
The greater part of these corrections relates to the processing of either the departures of persons who did not notify the local authorities or the subsequent arrivals.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.

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).
Net corrections
Net administrative corrections and other corrections

Other corrections are only included in the final figures, and only in the totals for December.

Net administrative corrections:
Administrative entries minus administrative removals.

Other correction:
Discrepancies in the population size between two consecutive years which cannot be attributed to changes made by the municipalities in the municipal population registers throughout the year.

Administrative correction:
Entry in or removal from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.

Administrative entry:
All entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.

Total population growth
Population growth:
The increase or decrease of the population.
Population at end of selected period
Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area.

In the population, only persons recorded in the population register of a Dutch municipality are included. In principle, everyone who lives in the Netherlands for an indefinite period is included in the population register of the municipality. Persons belonging to the population of the Netherlands, but for whom no permanent place of residence can be designated, are included in the population register of the municipality of The Hague. The population registers do not include the persons living in the Netherlands for whom exemption rules apply with regard to inclusion in the population registers (for example diplomats and NATO military personnel) and persons who do not legally reside in the Netherlands.