Belgium Population (LIVE)

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Belgium Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Belgium is 11,558,440 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Belgium 2019 population is estimated at 11,539,328 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Belgium population is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population.
  • Belgium ranks number 79 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Belgium is 381 per Km2 (987 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 30,280 Km2 (11,691 sq. miles)
  • 98.2 % of the population is urban (11,336,228 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Belgium is 41.5 years.

Population of Belgium (2019 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
2019 11,539,328 0.50 % 57,150 48,000 41.5 1.77 381 98.2 % 11,336,228 0.15 % 7,713,468,100 79
2018 11,482,178 0.55 % 62,430 48,000 41.5 1.77 379 98.1 % 11,268,675 0.15 % 7,631,091,040 79
2017 11,419,748 0.58 % 65,328 48,000 41.5 1.77 377 98.0 % 11,196,239 0.15 % 7,547,858,925 78
2016 11,354,420 0.59 % 66,480 48,000 41.5 1.77 375 98.0 % 11,122,008 0.15 % 7,464,022,049 77
2015 11,287,940 0.63 % 69,840 51,734 41.3 1.78 373 97.9 % 11,048,237 0.15 % 7,379,797,139 78
2010 10,938,739 0.73 % 78,371 58,854 40.9 1.82 361 97.7 % 10,681,812 0.16 % 6,956,823,603 76
2005 10,546,886 0.51 % 52,971 43,912 40.3 1.68 348 97.4 % 10,272,952 0.16 % 6,541,907,027 75
2000 10,282,033 0.19 % 19,14610,174 39.0 1.60 340 97.1 % 9,986,809 0.17 % 6,143,493,823 76
1995 10,186,305 0.36 % 35,952 21,389 37.6 1.61 336 96.8 % 9,857,972 0.18 % 5,744,212,979 71
1990 10,006,544 0.18 % 17,993 8,511 36.5 1.56 330 96.4 % 9,644,013 0.19 % 5,327,231,061 70
1985 9,916,578 0.10 % 9,517 3,696 35.3 1.60 327 95.9 % 9,512,967 0.20 % 4,870,921,740 67
1980 9,868,995 0.20 % 19,482 14,705 34.3 1.70 326 95.4 % 9,413,159 0.22 % 4,458,003,514 58
1975 9,771,586 0.29 % 27,881 14,196 34.3 2.01 323 94.5 % 9,232,201 0.24 % 4,079,480,606 58
1970 9,632,180 0.40 % 37,648 9,458 34.6 2.39 318 93.8 % 9,039,111 0.26 % 3,700,437,046 55
1965 9,443,939 0.60 % 55,315 7,661 34.9 2.65 312 93.1 % 8,795,839 0.28 % 3,339,583,597 43
1960 9,167,365 0.62 % 56,018 9,327 35.1 2.50 303 92.5 % 8,476,183 0.30 % 3,034,949,748 47
1955 8,887,274 0.57 % 49,951 10,742 34.6 2.37 294 92.0 % 8,174,277 0.32 % 2,773,019,936 43
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Belgium Population Forecast

24,000
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 11,589,623 0.53 % 60,337 48,000 41.9 1.71 383 98.3 % 11,396,775 0.15 % 7,794,798,739 81
2025 11,757,510 0.29 % 33,577 24,000 42.8 1.71 388 98.8 % 11,613,585 0.14 % 8,184,437,460 83
2030 11,903,750 0.25 % 29,248 24,000 43.7 1.71 393 99.2 % 11,811,439 0.14 % 8,548,487,400 83
2035 12,026,483 0.21 % 24,547 24,000 44.5 1.71 397 99.6 % 11,983,927 0.14 % 8,887,524,213 86
2040 12,121,113 0.16 % 18,926 24,000 45.2 1.71 400 N.A. N.A. 0.13 % 9,198,847,240 88
2045 12,187,306 0.11 % 13,239 24,000 45.4 1.71 402 N.A. N.A. 0.13 % 9,481,803,274 89
2050 12,220,765 0.05 % 6,692   45.4 1.71 404 N.A. N.A. 0.13 % 9,735,033,990 91
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Belgium Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Belgium
Life Expectancy
82.17 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
5,744,335 49.56% 5,845,281 50.44% 11,589,623 0.98

Population Pyramid for Belgium (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 1,017,490 51.54% 956,682 48.46% 1,974,172 17.03%
15-24 666,996 51.37% 631,488 48.63% 1,298,484 11.20%
25-54 2,305,253 50.71% 2,241,058 49.29% 4,546,311 39.23%
55-64 771,546 50.13% 767,610 49.87% 1,539,156 13.28%
65+ 983,050 44.05% 1,248,443 55.95% 2,231,493 19.25%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,974,172 17.03% 26.7
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 7,383,951 63.71% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 2,231,493 19.25% 30.2
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
4,205,665 36.29% 57.0

Main Cities by Population in Belgium

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Brussels 1,019,022
2 Antwerpen 459,805
3 Gent 231,493
4 Charleroi 200,132
5 Liege 182,597
6 Brugge 116,709
7 Namur 106,284
8 Leuven 92,892
9 Mons 91,277
10 Deurne 78,747
11 Aalst 77,534
12 Mechelen 77,530
13 La Louviere 76,668
14 Kortrijk 73,879
15 Hasselt 69,222
16 Ostend 69,011
17 Sint-Niklaas 69,010
18 Tournai 67,721
19 Genk 63,666
20 Seraing 60,737
21 Roeselare 56,016
22 Verviers 52,824
23 Mouscron 52,069
24 Beveren 45,179
25 Dendermonde 43,055
26 Beringen 40,930
27 Turnhout 39,654
28 Dilbeek 39,482
29 Heist-op-den-Berg 37,873
30 Sint-Truiden 37,859
31 Lokeren 37,567
32 Braine-l'Alleud 37,512
33 Brasschaat 37,040
34 Vilvoorde 36,955
35 Herstal 36,503
36 Maasmechelen 36,251
37 Waregem 35,896
38 Chatelet 35,238
39 Ieper 35,089
40 Ninove 34,795
41 Geel 34,697
42 Halle 34,479
43 Hoboken 34,443
44 Knokke-Heist 33,781
45 Schoten 33,622
46 Grimbergen 33,561
47 Lier 33,272
48 Mol 32,659
49 Wavre 32,112
50 Binche 32,030
51 Lommel 31,993
52 Menen 31,916
53 Tienen 31,743
54 Evergem 31,615
55 Heusden 31,017
56 Wevelgem 30,954
57 Geraardsbergen 30,807
58 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw 30,446
59 Houthalen 30,050
59 Helchteren 30,050
60 Tongeren 29,816
61 Deinze 29,815
62 Waterloo 29,778
63 Bilzen 29,622
64 Louvain-la-Neuve 29,521
65 Courcelles 29,473
66 Asse 28,985
67 Zaventem 28,188
68 Oudenaarde 27,935
69 Aarschot 27,656

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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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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