Belgium Population (LIVE)

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Belgium Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Belgium is 11,424,163 as of Friday, March 24, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Belgium population is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population.
  • Belgium ranks number 80 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Belgium is 378 per Km2 (979 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 30,277 Km2 (11,690 sq. miles)
  • 96.4 % of the population is urban (11,026,514 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Belgium is 41.6 years.

Population of Belgium (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBelgium
Global Rank
2017 11,443,830 0.63 % 71,902 48,000 41.6 1.82 378 96.4 % 11,026,514 0.15 % 7,515,284,153 80
2016 11,371,928 0.64 % 72,736 48,000 41.6 1.82 376 96.6 % 10,985,960 0.15 % 7,432,663,275 80
2015 11,299,192 0.67 % 73,843 54,000 42 1.82 373 96.9 % 10,943,878 0.15 % 7,349,472,099 78
2010 10,929,978 0.69 % 73,708 53,400 41 1.82 361 97.7 % 10,683,185 0.16 % 6,929,725,043 77
2005 10,561,436 0.56 % 58,611 49,500 40 1.68 349 96.9 % 10,234,535 0.16 % 6,519,635,850 75
2000 10,268,380 0.21 % 21,293 13,400 39 1.6 339 97.1 % 9,973,488 0.17 % 6,126,622,121 75
1995 10,161,914 0.37 % 36,735 23,100 38 1.61 336 96.8 % 9,834,368 0.18 % 5,735,123,084 71
1990 9,978,241 0.17 % 16,948 9,000 37 1.56 330 96.4 % 9,616,736 0.19 % 5,309,667,699 70
1985 9,893,499 0.08 % 7,550 2,700 35 1.6 327 95.9 % 9,490,827 0.2 % 4,852,540,569 67
1980 9,855,747 0.18 % 17,348 14,000 34 1.7 326 95.4 % 9,400,523 0.22 % 4,439,632,465 59
1975 9,769,006 0.22 % 20,937 7,900 34 2.01 323 94.5 % 9,229,763 0.24 % 4,061,399,228 58
1970 9,664,320 0.47 % 44,808 17,200 35 2.39 319 93.8 % 9,069,273 0.26 % 3,682,487,691 54
1965 9,440,279 0.65 % 59,943 11,800 35 2.34 293 93.1 % 8,792,430 0.28 % 3,322,495,121 42
1960 9,140,563 0.6 % 53,954 8,800 35 2.5 302 92.5 % 8,451,402 0.3 % 3,018,343,828 47
1955 8,870,792 0.56 % 48,461 11,800 35 2.34 293 92 % 8,159,117 0.32 % 2,758,314,525 42
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Belgium Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBelgium
Global Rank
2020 11,634,331 0.59 % 67,028 48,000 42 1.83 384 95.8 % 11,141,148 0.15 % 7,758,156,792 81
2025 11,836,636 0.35 % 40,461 24,000 43 1.84 391 95.6 % 11,316,649 0.15 % 8,141,661,007 83
2030 12,018,815 0.31 % 36,436 24,000 44 1.85 397 95.4 % 11,467,037 0.14 % 8,500,766,052 84
2035 12,177,270 0.26 % 31,691 24,000 44 1.86 402 95.2 % 11,596,422 0.14 % 8,838,907,877 84
2040 12,315,254 0.23 % 27,597 24,000 45 1.87 407 95.1 % 11,710,378 0.13 % 9,157,233,976 86
2045 12,431,825 0.19 % 23,314 24,000 45 1.87 411 95 % 11,808,735 0.13 % 9,453,891,780 87
2050 12,526,795 0.15 % 18,994 24,000 45 1.88 414 94.9 % 11,891,162 0.13 % 9,725,147,994 89
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Belgium Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Belgium delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Belgium (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Belgium in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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