Men and women

The Heerlen office of Statistics Netherlands, with a sign in the foregrond displaying it's logo and the full dutch name in text: Centraal Bureau voor de Statisitiek.

How many men and women live in the Netherlands?

On an annual basis, more boys than girls are born in the Netherlands. On average, men die at a younger age than women. There is a slight ‘male surplus’ until about the age of forty, after which the ratio of men to women almost evens out, tipping over into a ‘female surplus’ by the age of sixty. This surplus then increases with age. See the population pyramid (