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Population growth slower in 2023
In 2023, the population of the Netherlands is estimated to have grown by 140 thousand to 17.9 million. This is a slower growth rate than in 2022, when 227 thousand people were added.
What factors influence young adults’ decision to start a family?
Young adults in the Netherlands face a variety of economic challenges: employers are giving out more temporary contracts, income growth is stagnating, students have to take on more debt, there’s an...
55 thousand more inhabitants in first half of 2023
The population of the Netherlands grew by 54.8 thousand in the first half of 2023. In the first half of 2022, the increase still amounted to 119.2 thousand
External migration; sex, age, marital status and country of birth
Immigration and emigration and the administrative corrections in the Netherlands by country of birth, sex, age and marital status,
Population up by 27.4 thousand in the first quarter
In the first quarter of 2023, the population of the Netherlands grew by 27.4 thousand. The increase was entirely due to immigration; there were more deaths than births.
Forecast: larger population due to migration
The population of the Netherlands will continue to grow over the next five decades, to 20.7 million inhabitants in 2070. It is expected to reach 18 million by 2024 and cross the 19-million mark by...
Higher population growth due to more immigration in Q1
In the first quarter of 2022, the population of the Netherlands increased by 49.8 thousand. This is considered strong growth for a first quarter.
Population growth almost back to pre-pandemic level
The Dutch population grew by an estimated 118 thousand in 2021, to nearly 17.6 million. This is 50 thousand higher than in 2020. Immigration was up and emigration down. Mortality was at the same...
Population growth in Q3 back at pre-COVID level
In Q3 2021, the population of the Netherlands grew by 58.7 thousand. Births exceeded deaths by 10.0 thousand, while immigration and emigration accounted for the rest of the growth.
Population up again in third quarter
The population of the Netherlands grew by 39 thousand in Q3 2020. In Q2, during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of inhabitants was still slightly down.