Sharp decline in infant mortality since 2000
Last year, 617 out of the 170 thousand live-born babies died in their first year. As a result, the infant mortality rate stood at 3.6 per thousand live births, versus 5.1 in 2000.
Population up by nearly 120 thousand in first half of 2022
In the first half of 2022, the population of the Netherlands grew by 119.9 thousand.
Over 11 thousand leap day birthdays
This year, more than 11 thousand people in the Netherlands will celebrate their birthday on Leap Day, 29 February.
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 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.
Caribbean Netherlands: more births in 2020
Last year, 830 new inhabitants were added to the population of the Caribbean Netherlands. This was mainly due to foreign migration.
Forecast: population growth picks up again
The population of the Netherlands will continue to grow over the next five decades, to 20.6 million inhabitants in 2070.
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.
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 up to 17.8 million, mainly due to migration
Over the first three quarters of 2022, the population of the Netherlands grew by 191 thousand.
Population growth halved in 2020
In 2020 – the year of coronavirus – the population of the Netherlands grew less rapidly than in previous years.
More external migration in June
In June, the number of immigrants was up by more than 3.5 thousand compared to the previous month. Emigration increased as well, although less sharply: over 2.5 thousand more people left the...
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...
Population up by 15.5 thousand in Q1 2020
In Q1 2020, the population of the Netherlands grew less rapidly than in the same quarter last year. 15.5 thousand inhabitants were added, i.e. 8.7 thousand down on Q1 2019.
Population up by 12.8 thousand in Q1 2021
In Q1 2021, the population of the Netherlands grew by 12.8 thousand.
Population growth picks up again
The population of the Netherlands grew by 31.7 thousand in the first half of 2021.
Immigration lower again in May
In May, the number of immigrants was down by nearly half year-on-year, just as in April. Almost 9 thousand immigrants settled in the Netherlands last month.