Netherlands Population (LIVE)

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Netherlands Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Netherlands is 17,031,600 as of Friday, June 23, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • the Netherlands population is equivalent to 0.23% of the total world population.
  • the Netherlands ranks number 67 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Netherlands is 505 per Km2 (1,308 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 33,717 Km2 (13,018 sq. miles)
  • 90.9 % of the population is urban (15,489,476 people in 2017)
  • The median age in the Netherlands is 42.9 years.

Population of the Netherlands (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNetherlands
Global Rank
2017 17,032,845 0.31 % 53,116 22,001 42.9 1.75 505 90.9 % 15,489,476 0.23 % 7,515,284,153 67
2016 16,979,729 0.32 % 54,800 22,001 42.9 1.75 504 90.5 % 15,370,520 0.23 % 7,432,663,275 66
2015 16,924,929 0.35 % 58,672 22,000 43 1.75 502 90.1 % 15,243,271 0.23 % 7,349,472,099 66
2010 16,631,571 0.36 % 59,985 11,100 41 1.75 493 87 % 14,465,326 0.24 % 6,929,725,043 61
2005 16,331,646 0.54 % 87,526 28,900 39 1.73 484 82.5 % 13,470,572 0.25 % 6,519,635,850 60
2000 15,894,016 0.57 % 88,643 30,700 38 1.6 471 76.6 % 12,179,548 0.26 % 6,126,622,121 58
1995 15,450,803 0.71 % 107,133 44,000 36 1.58 458 72.7 % 11,227,121 0.27 % 5,735,123,084 55
1990 14,915,139 0.61 % 88,710 26,800 35 1.55 442 68.6 % 10,227,347 0.28 % 5,309,667,699 52
1985 14,471,591 0.52 % 73,662 15,900 33 1.51 429 66.6 % 9,642,119 0.3 % 4,852,540,569 51
1980 14,103,279 0.71 % 98,443 36,100 31 1.6 418 64.7 % 9,120,644 0.32 % 4,439,632,465 48
1975 13,611,064 0.98 % 129,237 35,900 29 2.06 404 63.1 % 8,592,223 0.34 % 4,061,399,228 44
1970 12,964,880 1.2 % 149,752 10,900 29 2.79 385 61.6 % 7,990,127 0.35 % 3,682,487,691 41
1965 12,216,122 1.36 % 159,494 -18,900 29 3.05 317 60.7 % 7,420,039 0.37 % 3,322,495,121 34
1960 11,418,652 1.35 % 147,604 -4,400 29 3.1 339 59.8 % 6,822,821 0.38 % 3,018,343,828 36
1955 10,680,632 1.27 % 130,717 -18,900 29 3.05 317 58 % 6,192,825 0.39 % 2,758,314,525 34
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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Netherlands Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNetherlands
Global Rank
2020 17,185,112 0.31 % 52,037 22,000 44 1.77 510 91.9 % 15,800,765 0.22 % 7,758,156,792 71
2025 17,418,496 0.27 % 46,677 22,000 44 1.78 517 92.9 % 16,187,520 0.21 % 8,141,661,007 73
2030 17,604,600 0.21 % 37,221 22,000 45 1.8 522 93.3 % 16,429,275 0.21 % 8,500,766,052 75
2035 17,715,454 0.13 % 22,171 22,000 45 1.81 525 93.3 % 16,537,287 0.2 % 8,838,907,877 76
2040 17,737,806 0.03 % 4,470 22,000 46 1.82 526 93.1 % 16,519,825 0.19 % 9,157,233,976 78
2045 17,686,260 -0.06 % -10,309 22,000 46 1.82 525 92.9 % 16,427,237 0.19 % 9,453,891,780 78
2050 17,601,569 -0.1 % -16,938 22,000 46 1.83 522 92.6 % 16,303,580 0.18 % 9,725,147,994 78
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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Notes

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

The Population of the Netherlands (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 the Netherlands 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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