Key figures of the population forecasts 2020-2070

Key figures of the population forecasts 2020-2070

Forecast(-interval) Periods Age groups 0 to 20 years (number) Age groups 20 to 65 years (number) Age groups 65 years and older (number) Age groups relative % 0 to 20 years (%) Age groups relative % 20 to 65 years (%) Age groups relative % 65 years and older (%)
Forecast 2070 4,216,787 10,867,520 5,339,070 20.6 53.2 26.1
Lower limit 95% forecast-interval 2070 2,932,606 9,255,927 4,299,322 16.3 50.4 21.6
Upper limit 95% forecast-interval 2070 5,683,652 12,627,594 6,285,984 25.1 56.5 31.0
Lower limit 67% forecast-interval 2070 3,506,242 9,953,810 4,830,870 18.3 51.7 23.9
Upper limit 67% forecast-interval 2070 4,894,538 11,739,966 5,810,873 22.7 54.8 28.4
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

Age groups
0 to 20 years
20 to 65 years
65 years and older
Age groups relative
% 0 to 20 years
% 20 to 65 years
% 65 years and older