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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.
Deaths; cause of death (extensive list), age and sex
Number of deaths in the population of the Netherlands by main underlying cause of death (extensive list of 'three digit codes'), by age and sex
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,
Excess mortality in June
In the second quarter of 2023, mortality stood at slightly over 39 thousand. This is 1.9 thousand (5 percent) more than expected. In three weeks of June, there was excess mortality among long-term...
End-of-life care often involves pain or symptom management
Just over half of the 171 thousand deaths in 2021 involved a medical end-of-life decision. Thirty percent of deaths involved relief of pain or disease symptoms.
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.
Higher mortality in March, but level just below excess mortality
In March, around 18 thousand deaths were recorded. This is 1.3 thousand more than expected, but the level was just below excess mortality.
Three years of COVID-19 in figures
How has the country been affected by the pandemic? Aside from distinct waves of excess mortality, there were numerous other outliers in national statistics.
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...