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...
How many people immigrate to the Netherlands?
In 2021, 250,792 persons immigrated to the Netherlands. This was 29,939 more than the figure for 2020. In addition, 142,517 persons emigrated from the Netherlands, 9,977 less than one year earlier.
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.
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...
Immigration down after coronavirus outbreak
Immigration more than halved in the weeks following the implementation of COVID-19 measures and the number of Syrian refugees fell to a low in those weeks.
More British people moving to the Netherlands
The number of native British people who moved to the Netherlands from the UK rose again in 2019, while the number of native Dutch people migrating to the UK declined further.