Belgium Population (LIVE)

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Belgium Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Belgium is 11,461,461 as of Monday, December 18, 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 377 per Km2 (978 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 30,280 Km2 (11,691 sq. miles)
  • 96.5 % of the population is urban (11,026,514 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Belgium is 41.4 years.

Population of Belgium (2018 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
2018 11,498,519 0.61 % 69,183 48,000 41.4 1.78 380 95.9 % 11,065,834 0.15 % 7,632,819,325 79
2017 11,429,336 0.62 % 70,957 48,000 41.4 1.78 377 96.5 % 11,026,514 0.15 % 7,550,262,101 80
2016 11,358,379 0.62 % 70,439 48,000 41.4 1.78 375 96.7 % 10,985,960 0.15 % 7,466,964,280 80
2015 11,287,940 0.63 % 69,840 51,734 41.3 1.78 373 97.0 % 10,943,878 0.15 % 7,383,008,820 79
2010 10,938,739 0.73 % 78,371 58,854 40.9 1.82 361 97.7 % 10,683,185 0.16 % 6,958,169,159 77
2005 10,546,886 0.51 % 52,971 43,912 40.3 1.68 348 97.0 % 10,234,535 0.16 % 6,542,159,383 76
2000 10,282,033 0.19 % 19,14610,174 39.0 1.60 340 97.0 % 9,973,488 0.17 % 6,145,006,989 76
1995 10,186,305 0.36 % 35,952 21,389 37.6 1.61 336 96.5 % 9,834,368 0.18 % 5,751,474,416 71
1990 10,006,544 0.18 % 17,993 8,511 36.5 1.56 330 96.1 % 9,616,736 0.19 % 5,330,943,460 70
1985 9,916,578 0.10 % 9,517 3,696 35.3 1.60 327 95.7 % 9,490,827 0.20 % 4,873,781,796 68
1980 9,868,995 0.20 % 19,482 14,705 34.3 1.70 326 95.3 % 9,400,523 0.22 % 4,458,411,534 58
1975 9,771,586 0.29 % 27,881 14,196 34.3 2.01 323 94.5 % 9,229,763 0.24 % 4,079,087,198 58
1970 9,632,180 0.40 % 37,648 9,458 34.6 2.39 318 94.2 % 9,069,273 0.26 % 3,700,577,650 54
1965 9,443,939 0.60 % 55,315 10,742 34.6 2.37 312 93.1 % 8,792,430 0.28 % 3,339,592,688 43
1960 9,167,365 0.62 % 56,018 9,327 35.1 2.50 303 92.2 % 8,451,402 0.30 % 3,033,212,527 47
1955 8,887,274 0.57 % 49,951 10,742 34.6 2.37 294 91.8 % 8,159,117 0.32 % 2,772,242,535 43
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 11,619,972 0.58 % 66,406 48,000 41.8 1.80 384 95.9 % 11,141,148 0.15 % 7,795,482,309 81
2025 11,819,487 0.34 % 39,903 24,000 42.6 1.81 390 95.7 % 11,316,649 0.14 % 8,185,613,757 83
2030 12,001,594 0.31 % 36,421 24,000 43.4 1.82 396 95.5 % 11,467,037 0.14 % 8,551,198,644 84
2035 12,159,663 0.26 % 31,614 24,000 44.2 1.83 402 95.4 % 11,596,422 0.14 % 8,892,701,940 84
2040 12,293,880 0.22 % 26,843 24,000 44.7 1.84 406 95.3 % 11,710,378 0.13 % 9,210,337,004 88
2045 12,403,243 0.18 % 21,873 24,000 44.8 1.85 410 95.2 % 11,808,735 0.13 % 9,504,209,572 90
2050 12,488,233 0.14 % 16,998 24,000 44.7 1.85 412 95.2 % 11,891,162 0.13 % 9,771,822,753 92
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 2017 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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