Population; sex, age, country of origin, country of birth, 1 January

Population; sex, age, country of origin, country of birth, 1 January

Sex Age Marital status Country of origin Country of birth Parents’ country of birth Periods Population (number)
Total males and females Total Total Total Total Total 2022 17,590,672
Total males and females Total Total Total Person born in the Netherlands Total 2022 15,039,835
Total males and females Total Total Total Person born abroad Total 2022 2,550,837
Total males and females Total Total The Netherlands Total Total 2022 13,013,279
Total males and females Total Total The Netherlands Person born in the Netherlands Total 2022 13,013,279
Total males and females Total Total The Netherlands Person born abroad Total 2022
Total males and females Total Total Abroad Total Total 2022 4,577,393
Total males and females Total Total Abroad Person born in the Netherlands Total 2022 2,026,556
Total males and females Total Total Abroad Person born abroad Total 2022 2,550,837
Total males and females Total Total Europe (excluding the Netherlands) Total Total 2022 1,477,069
Total males and females Total Total Europe (excluding the Netherlands) Person born in the Netherlands Total 2022 601,820
Total males and females Total Total Europe (excluding the Netherlands) Person born abroad Total 2022 875,249
Total males and females Total Total Outside Europe Total Total 2022 3,100,324
Total males and females Total Total Outside Europe Person born in the Netherlands Total 2022 1,424,736
Total males and females Total Total Outside Europe Person born abroad Total 2022 1,675,588
Total males and females Total Total Africa (excluding Morocco) Total Total 2022 341,835
Total males and females Total Total Africa (excluding Morocco) Person born in the Netherlands Total 2022 131,667
Total males and females Total Total Africa (excluding Morocco) Person born abroad Total 2022 210,168
Total males and females Total Total Americas and Oceania (excluding Suri... Total Total 2022 268,930
Total males and females Total Total Americas and Oceania (excluding Suri... Person born in the Netherlands Total 2022 97,808
Total males and females Total Total Americas and Oceania (excluding Suri... Person born abroad Total 2022 171,122
Total males and females Total Total Asia (excluding Indonesia and Turkey) Total Total 2022 728,938
Total males and females Total Total Asia (excluding Indonesia and Turkey) Person born in the Netherlands Total 2022 199,965
Total males and females Total Total Asia (excluding Indonesia and Turkey) Person born abroad Total 2022 528,973
Source: CBS.
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Table description


Population in The Netherlands on 1 January by sex, age, marital status, country of origin and country of birth.

CBS is in transition towards a new classification of the population by origin. Greater emphasis is now placed on where a person was born, aside from where that person’s parents were born. The term ‘migration background’ is no longer used in this regard. The main categories western/non-western are being replaced by categories based on continents and a few countries that share a specific migration history with the Netherlands. The new classification is being implemented gradually in tables and publications on population by origin.

Data available from: 2022

Status of the figures:
All figures in the table are final.

Changes per 13 January 2023:
None, this is a new table. This table succeeds the table Population; sex, age, generation and migration background, 1 Jan; 1996-2022. See section 3.
The following changes have been implemented compared to the discontinued table:
- The tab 'Migration background' was replaced by 'Country of origin';
- The origin countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Turkey have been assigned to continent Asia (was Europe);
- The tab 'Generation' was replaced by 'Country of birth';
- The individual ages now continue up to '105 years or older';
- The five-year age groups now continue up to '100 years or older'.

When will new figures be published?
For the time being, only data from 2022 onwards is available in the table. The periods 1996 to 2021 will be added to the table at a later date.
In the third quarter of 2023, the figures of the population as of January 1, 2023 will be added to this publication.

Description topics

Population
The number of people residing in The Netherlands.

Only persons recorded in the population register of a Dutch municipality are included in the population. In principle, every person 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 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 to whom exemption rules apply with regard to inclusion in the population registers (for example diplomats and NATO military personnel) and persons without legal residence in the Netherlands.