Netherlands Population (LIVE)

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Netherlands Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Netherlands is 17,050,938 as of Sunday, October 22, 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 (1,309 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 33,720 Km2 (13,019 sq. miles)
  • 90.9 % of the population is urban (15,489,476 people in 2017)
  • The median age in the Netherlands is 42.3 years.

Population of the Netherlands (2018 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
2018 17,084,459 0.28 % 48,521 16,000 42.3 1.74 507 90.7 % 15,600,620 0.22 % 7,632,819,325 68
2017 17,035,938 0.29 % 48,608 16,000 42.3 1.74 505 90.9 % 15,489,476 0.23 % 7,550,262,101 67
2016 16,987,330 0.29 % 48,831 16,000 42.3 1.74 504 90.5 % 15,370,520 0.23 % 7,466,964,280 66
2015 16,938,499 0.30 % 51,116 12,537 42.1 1.73 502 90.0 % 15,243,271 0.23 % 7,383,008,820 66
2010 16,682,917 0.38 % 63,152 13,143 40.8 1.75 495 86.7 % 14,465,326 0.24 % 6,958,169,159 61
2005 16,367,158 0.55 % 88,194 29,204 39.0 1.74 485 82.3 % 13,470,572 0.25 % 6,542,159,383 60
2000 15,926,188 0.59 % 91,66735,711 37.5 1.60 472 76.5 % 12,179,548 0.26 % 6,145,006,989 58
1995 15,467,851 0.66 % 100,481 37,282 36.0 1.59 459 72.6 % 11,227,121 0.27 % 5,751,474,416 55
1990 14,965,448 0.61 % 90,300 27,950 34.6 1.55 444 68.3 % 10,227,347 0.28 % 5,330,943,460 52
1985 14,513,949 0.51 % 73,107 14,305 33.1 1.51 430 66.4 % 9,642,119 0.30 % 4,873,781,796 51
1980 14,148,415 0.67 % 93,025 29,161 31.3 1.60 420 64.5 % 9,120,644 0.32 % 4,458,411,534 48
1975 13,683,291 1.03 % 136,270 37,349 29.4 2.10 406 62.8 % 8,592,223 0.34 % 4,079,087,198 44
1970 13,001,943 1.20 % 150,720 10,927 28.6 2.79 386 61.5 % 7,990,127 0.35 % 3,700,577,650 41
1965 12,248,344 1.36 % 159,905 -16,986 28.5 3.05 363 60.6 % 7,420,039 0.37 % 3,339,592,688 34
1960 11,448,817 1.34 % 147,837 -4,444 28.6 3.10 340 59.6 % 6,822,821 0.38 % 3,033,212,527 35
1955 10,709,630 1.30 % 133,517 -16,986 28.5 3.05 318 57.8 % 6,192,825 0.39 % 2,772,242,535 34
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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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 17,181,248 0.28 % 48,550 16,000 43.2 1.75 510 92.0 % 15,800,765 0.22 % 7,795,482,309 71
2025 17,414,354 0.27 % 46,621 20,000 43.9 1.76 516 93.0 % 16,187,520 0.21 % 8,185,613,757 74
2030 17,594,086 0.21 % 35,946 20,000 44.5 1.78 522 93.4 % 16,429,275 0.21 % 8,551,198,644 75
2035 17,694,135 0.11 % 20,010 20,000 45.2 1.79 525 93.5 % 16,537,287 0.20 % 8,892,701,940 77
2040 17,700,286 0.01 % 1,230 20,000 45.9 1.80 525 93.3 % 16,519,825 0.19 % 9,210,337,004 78
2045 17,629,558 -0.08 % -14,146 20,000 46.4 1.80 523 93.2 % 16,427,237 0.19 % 9,504,209,572 78
2050 17,517,575 -0.13 % -22,397 20,000 46.8 1.81 520 93.1 % 16,303,580 0.18 % 9,771,822,753 78
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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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 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 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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