Netherlands Population (LIVE)

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Netherlands Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Netherlands is 17,111,487 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • the Netherlands 2019 population is estimated at 17,097,130 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • the Netherlands population is equivalent to 0.22% of the total world population.
  • the Netherlands ranks number 68 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Netherlands is 507 per Km2 (1,313 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 33,720 Km2 (13,019 sq. miles)
  • 92.1 % of the population is urban (15,740,995 people in 2019)
  • The median age in the Netherlands is 42.3 years.

Population of the Netherlands (2019 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
2019 17,097,130 0.22 % 37,570 16,000 42.3 1.72 507 92.1 % 15,740,995 0.22 % 7,713,468,100 68
2018 17,059,560 0.22 % 38,213 16,000 42.3 1.72 506 91.6 % 15,630,587 0.22 % 7,631,091,040 68
2017 17,021,347 0.24 % 40,052 16,000 42.3 1.72 505 91.2 % 15,515,819 0.23 % 7,547,858,925 66
2016 16,981,295 0.25 % 42,796 16,000 42.3 1.72 504 90.7 % 15,396,498 0.23 % 7,464,022,049 66
2015 16,938,499 0.30 % 51,116 12,537 42.1 1.73 502 90.2 % 15,273,879 0.23 % 7,379,797,139 65
2010 16,682,917 0.38 % 63,152 13,143 40.8 1.75 495 87.1 % 14,536,474 0.24 % 6,956,823,603 61
2005 16,367,158 0.55 % 88,194 29,204 39.0 1.74 485 82.6 % 13,524,212 0.25 % 6,541,907,027 60
2000 15,926,188 0.59 % 91,66735,711 37.5 1.60 472 76.8 % 12,230,482 0.26 % 6,143,493,823 58
1995 15,467,851 0.66 % 100,481 37,282 36.0 1.59 459 72.8 % 11,261,960 0.27 % 5,744,212,979 55
1990 14,965,448 0.61 % 90,300 27,950 34.6 1.55 444 68.7 % 10,278,933 0.28 % 5,327,231,061 52
1985 14,513,949 0.51 % 73,107 14,305 33.1 1.51 430 66.7 % 9,683,586 0.30 % 4,870,921,740 51
1980 14,148,415 0.67 % 93,025 29,161 31.3 1.60 420 64.7 % 9,160,398 0.32 % 4,458,003,514 48
1975 13,683,291 1.03 % 136,270 37,349 29.4 2.10 406 63.2 % 8,645,480 0.34 % 4,079,480,606 44
1970 13,001,943 1.20 % 150,720 10,927 28.6 2.79 386 61.7 % 8,017,334 0.35 % 3,700,437,046 41
1965 12,248,344 1.36 % 159,905 2,318 28.5 3.17 363 60.8 % 7,441,237 0.37 % 3,339,583,597 34
1960 11,448,817 1.34 % 147,837 -4,444 28.6 3.10 340 59.8 % 6,840,932 0.38 % 3,034,949,748 35
1955 10,709,630 1.30 % 133,517 -16,986 28.5 3.05 318 58.0 % 6,209,436 0.39 % 2,773,019,936 34
: 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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Netherlands Population Forecast

20,000
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 17,134,872 0.23 % 39,275 16,000 43.3 1.66 508 92.5 % 15,847,281 0.22 % 7,794,798,739 69
2025 17,319,579 0.21 % 36,941 20,000 44.1 1.66 514 94.2 % 16,318,658 0.21 % 8,184,437,460 73
2030 17,450,322 0.15 % 26,149 20,000 44.7 1.66 518 95.5 % 16,670,530 0.20 % 8,548,487,400 73
2035 17,502,352 0.06 % 10,406 20,000 45.5 1.66 519 96.5 % 16,895,053 0.20 % 8,887,524,213 76
2040 17,460,757 -0.05 % -8,319 20,000 46.3 1.66 518 97.3 % 16,990,243 0.19 % 9,198,847,240 77
2045 17,338,420 -0.14 % -24,467 20,000 46.9 1.66 514 97.9 % 16,982,955 0.18 % 9,481,803,274 78
2050 17,165,372 -0.20 % -34,610   47.4 1.66 509 98.6 % 16,927,938 0.18 % 9,735,033,990 78
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Netherlands Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the Netherlands
Life Expectancy
82.78 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.5
(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)
8,537,145 49.82% 8,597,728 50.18% 17,134,872 0.99

Population Pyramid for the Netherlands (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 1,381,002 51.33% 1,309,461 48.67% 2,690,463 15.70%
15-24 1,043,925 51.25% 992,814 48.75% 2,036,739 11.89%
25-54 3,325,178 50.39% 3,274,234 49.61% 6,599,412 38.51%
55-64 1,193,044 50.23% 1,182,273 49.77% 2,375,317 13.86%
65+ 1,593,996 46.43% 1,838,946 53.57% 3,432,942 20.03%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 2,690,463 15.70% 24.4
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 11,011,468 64.26% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 3,432,942 20.03% 31.2
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
6,123,405 35.74% 55.6

Main Cities by Population in the Netherlands

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Amsterdam 741,636
2 Rotterdam 598,199
3 The Hague 474,292
4 Utrecht 290,529
5 Eindhoven 209,620
6 Tilburg 199,613
7 Groningen 181,194
8 Almere Stad 176,432
9 Breda 167,673
10 Nijmegen 158,732
11 Enschede 153,655
12 Haarlem 147,590
13 Arnhem 141,674
14 Zaanstad 140,085
15 Amersfoort 139,914
16 Apeldoorn 136,670
17 's-Hertogenbosch 134,520
18 Hoofddorp 132,734
19 Maastricht 122,378
20 Leiden 119,713
21 Dordrecht 119,260
22 Zoetermeer 115,845
23 Zwolle 111,805
24 Deventer 97,331
25 Delft 95,060
26 Alkmaar 94,853
27 Heerlen 93,084
28 Venlo 92,403
29 Leeuwarden 91,424
30 Amsterdam-Zuidoost 84,811
31 Hilversum 83,640
32 Hengelo 80,809
33 Amstelveen 79,639
34 Roosendaal 77,725
35 Purmerend 76,745
36 Oss 76,430
37 Schiedam 75,438
38 Spijkenisse 74,988
39 Helmond 74,740
40 Vlaardingen 73,798
41 Almelo 72,725
42 Gouda 71,952
43 Zaandam 71,708
44 Lelystad 70,741
45 Alphen aan den Rijn 70,251
46 Hoorn 68,852
47 Velsen-Zuid 67,758
48 Ede 67,670
49 Bergen op Zoom 66,256
50 Capelle aan den IJssel 65,255
51 Assen 62,237
52 Nieuwegein 61,489
53 Veenendaal 61,271
54 Zeist 60,949
55 Den Helder 59,569
56 Hardenberg 57,909
57 Emmen 57,010
58 Oosterhout 53,107
59 Doetinchem 49,906
60 Kerkrade 49,777
61 Kampen 48,980
62 Weert 48,662
63 Woerden 48,431
64 Sittard 48,400
65 Heerhugowaard 47,580
66 Rijswijk 47,299
67 Middelburg 46,485
68 Emmeloord 46,409
69 Zwijndrecht 45,696
70 Waalwijk 45,610

See also

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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 - 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 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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