Key figures of the population forecasts 2020-2070

Key figures of the population forecasts 2020-2070

Forecast(-interval) Periods Total population (number)
Forecast 2020
Forecast 2030 18,354,256
Forecast 2040 19,072,444
Forecast 2050 19,481,782
Forecast 2060 19,830,216
Forecast 2070 20,423,376
Lower limit 95% forecast-interval 2020
Lower limit 95% forecast-interval 2030 17,775,310
Lower limit 95% forecast-interval 2040 17,839,368
Lower limit 95% forecast-interval 2050 17,647,874
Lower limit 95% forecast-interval 2060 17,273,286
Lower limit 95% forecast-interval 2070 17,229,300
Upper limit 95% forecast-interval 2020
Upper limit 95% forecast-interval 2030 19,014,426
Upper limit 95% forecast-interval 2040 20,435,720
Upper limit 95% forecast-interval 2050 21,544,532
Upper limit 95% forecast-interval 2060 22,485,390
Upper limit 95% forecast-interval 2070 23,893,336
Lower limit 67% forecast-interval 2020
Lower limit 67% forecast-interval 2030 18,054,488
Lower limit 67% forecast-interval 2040 18,431,248
Lower limit 67% forecast-interval 2050 18,454,720
Lower limit 67% forecast-interval 2060 18,466,454
Lower limit 67% forecast-interval 2070 18,700,032
Upper limit 67% forecast-interval 2020
Upper limit 67% forecast-interval 2030 18,656,288
Upper limit 67% forecast-interval 2040 19,707,756
Upper limit 67% forecast-interval 2050 20,458,514
Upper limit 67% forecast-interval 2060 21,137,264
Upper limit 67% forecast-interval 2070 21,976,160
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains forecasts (including intervals) of the population of The Netherlands on 1 January by age groups (three age-groups) and population dynamics: live births, deaths and external migration. Furthermore, the table contains information about the total fertility rate, demographic pressure and (period) life expectancy at birth and at age 65 by sex.

Data available from: 2020-2070

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are calculated forecasts.

Changes as of 16 December 2020:
In this new table, the previous forecast is adjusted based on the most recent insights, the forecast period now runs from 2020 to 2070.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will appear December 2023.

Description topics

Total population