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)
2020 December 17,476,482 13,277 16,802 16,316 13,326 -532 -1,067 17,475,415
2021 January* 17,475,415 13,899 17,286 15,663 11,061 1,215 17,476,630
2021 February* 17,476,630 13,448 13,955 16,053 10,156 5,390 17,482,020
2021 March* 17,482,020 14,852 13,785 16,439 11,313 6,193 17,488,213
2021 April* 17,488,213 14,472 13,511 14,740 9,223 6,478 17,494,691
2021 May* 17,494,691 14,750 13,114 14,023 9,834 5,825 17,500,516
2021 June* 17,500,516 14,768 12,188 15,832 11,802 6,610 17,507,126
2021 July* 17,507,126 16,053 12,557 19,644 15,114 8,026 17,515,152
2021 August* 17,515,152 15,798 12,726 32,518 15,222 20,368 17,535,520
2021 September* 17,535,520 16,086 12,702 39,243 12,370 30,257 17,565,777
2021 October* 17,565,777 15,558 14,162 26,873 11,553 16,716 17,582,493
2021 November* 17,582,493 14,603 16,802 22,049 11,149 8,701 17,591,194
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 2020 in this table are final. The figures of 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of 4 January 2022:
Provisional figures of November of 2021 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.