Belgium Population 2017

11,459,166

Belgium is located in Western Europe where it borders France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Belgium is home to the European Union headquarters as well as NATO. The February 2015 census in Belgium found an official population of 11.239 million. The estimated population in 2016 is 11.267 million.

Belgium, although not one of the largest countries in Europe, still has showed a significant growth in its population in the last few years. From 10,839,905 people in 2010 to around 11,095,000 in late 2012 and early 2013, it has shown a steady population increase per year. The most recent census in February 2015 found a population of 11.239 million, which ranks 75th in the world. The estimated 2016 population is slightly higher at 11,267,910. Belgium is very densely populated with 363 people/square kilometer (942/square mile), which ranks 33rd overall.

Provincially, the majority of the population is located in the Dutch-speaking northern region of Flanders with around 57.3% people living there. Flanders is followed by Wallonia with 32.3% and Brussels with 10.4% of the population located in that region.

Most of the Belgiumís population are congested in the larger cities such as the capital, Brussels, as well as other major cities such as Liege, Ghent, and Oostende. These cities are the centers of economic activity for the country and thus provide plenty of employment opportunities to many people. Brussels has a population of 1.175 million with 7,025 people per square kilometer.

Belgium Demographics

Belgium is a population that boasts diverse cultures and ethnicities. However, even with the burgeoning immigrant population, the majority of French speaking individuals live in and around the capital city of Brussels, while the Flemish speaking population is more restricted towards the Flanders side of the country. Due to job opportunities, the immigrant population mostly settles down in the large cities, where they can earn their living in an easier manner than in the suburban areas of the country.

In terms of ethnicity, the Flemish community is a majority in the country. More than 6 million inhabitants of Belgium are Flemish, while the French speaking Walloon are a minority but make up the next biggest population group with around 3.5 million inhabitants. Apart from the two major population groups, there are small groups of minorities present in small pockets around the country, including the roughly 1 million German speaking residents who live near the Belgian-German border.

From amongst the immigrants, the largest group of inhabitants is from Morocco, with around half a million residents living all over Belgium. The next biggest ethnic group of immigrants is from Turkey, and these people are also present in significant numbers all over Belgium.

Overall, Belgium represents a rich group of inhabitants who belong to different ethnicities. It is a country that is showing steady growth and can provide support for its growing population numbers.

The life expectancy in Belgium has continued to increase while the death rate has fallen. This has been mainly due to advances in the field of medicine, which has also ensured better healthcare for babies as well. The country is also providing better care during childbirth, leading to a higher rate of births as well. The life expectancy estimate as of 2016 was 80.5 years, which is a significant increase from previous years, with male life expectancy standing at 78 years and the female life expectancy at 83 years.

Belgium Population in 2017Source: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Belgium Population Growth

Belgium is growing very steadily. The country is already fairly densely populated, with a population growth rate of just 0.6% per year. The country is expected to continue it's population growth until the end of the century.

About Belgium

Official NameKingdom of Belgium
Languages SpokenFrench, German, Dutch
BordersFRA, DEU, LUX, NLD
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude50.833333334
Currencies UsedEUR

Belgium Population Density

Name Population
Hamois6,662
Heers6,689
Wellen6,804
Wachtebeke6,911
Zutendaal6,962
Oostmalle7,034
Anhee7,125
Messancy7,144
Vorselaar7,238
As7,250
Vielsalm7,291
Perwez7,340
Kortenaken7,374
La Hulpe7,415
Sombreffe7,452
Floreffe7,480
Oostrozebeke7,489
Antoing7,507
Trooz7,559
Estinnes-au-Val7,573
Brunehault7,592
Sint-Amands7,653
Schelle7,675
Jalhay7,688
Quevy-le-Petit7,689
Boutersem7,702
Habay-la-Vieille7,704
Waarschoot7,762
Silly7,887
Knesselare7,889
Zoutleeuw7,897
Gingelom7,930
Galmaarden7,939
Merksplas7,963
Hove7,968
Roeulx7,968
Lint7,982
Dentergem8,038
Kortessem8,042
Philippeville8,051
Bertrix8,063
Bassenge8,151
Zomergem8,158
Yvoir8,169
Lichtervelde8,169
Kruishoutem8,179
La Bruyere8,194
Beauraing8,242
Sint-Martens-Latem8,303
Koekelare8,317
Juprelle8,354
Herenthout8,378
Ledeberg8,454
Halen8,548
Awans8,612
Niel8,656
Dessel8,707
Oudenburg8,752
Sint-Martens-Lennik8,818
Wielsbeke8,828
Kapelle-op-den-Bos8,859
Wijnegem8,932
Houthulst8,951
Gooik8,957
Bierbeek8,994
Welkenraedt9,006
Fosses-la-Ville9,062
Holsbeek9,094
Ledegem9,102
Avelgem9,106
Saint-Vith9,135
Huldenberg9,137
Sint-Lievens-Houtem9,146
Ardooie9,161
Begijnendijk9,178
Hulshout9,198
Bertem9,215
Hoeselt9,265
Lovendegem9,272
Estaimpuis9,340
Meerhout9,346
Court-Saint-Etienne9,353
Erquelinnes9,396
Opglabbeek9,452
Jurbise9,483
Hemiksem9,504
Pepinster9,530
Ottignies9,557
Villers-la-Ville9,592
Plombieres9,596
Braine-le-Chateau9,627
Chimay9,720
De Panne9,799
Ecaussinnes-d'Enghien9,802
Hooglede9,900
Raeren9,925
Borgloon9,955
De Pinte10,020
Rebecq-Rognon10,049
Retie10,069
La Calamine10,232
Durbuy10,251
Hoeilaart10,272
Vosselaar10,317
Borsbeek10,334
Berlaar10,370
Waasmunster10,460
Oud-Heverlee10,533
Steenokkerzeel10,566
Ingelmunster10,603
Rijkevorsel10,606
Aywaille10,636
Melle10,687
Moorslede10,720
Florennes10,723
Grobbendonk10,724
Spa10,756
Kampenhout10,784
Staden10,786
Nieuwpoort10,845
Nazareth10,890
Aiseau10,906
Damme10,924
Alken10,933
Frasnes-lez-Buissenal10,936
Chaumont-Gistoux10,943
Meulebeke10,948
Wichelen11,014
Seneffe11,025
Olen11,070
Gistel11,084
Nevele11,153
Virton11,259
Deerlijk11,292
Enghien11,367
Profondeville11,401
Farciennes11,488
Malmedy11,514
Herk-de-Stad11,566
Boortmeerbeek11,570
Zonnebeke11,581
Theux11,587
Bernissart11,588
Anderlues11,597
Laarne11,600
Beyne-Heusay11,608
De Haan11,766
Gavere11,888
Zelzate11,901
Wommelgem11,917
Jodoigne11,930
Kortemark11,937
Kinrooi11,946
Gerpinnes11,977
Rochefort11,978
Liedekerke11,980
Veurne11,983
Mettet12,014
Opwijk12,045
Boechout12,145
Arendonk12,247
Machelen12,252
Zandhoven12,306
Bocholt12,346
Oud-Turnhout12,354
Keerbergen12,363
Grez-Doiceau12,367
Kuurne12,638
Blegny12,745
Kraainem12,815
Dinant12,875
Wingene12,887
Wanze12,918
Sprimont12,945
Oosterzele13,151
Wezembeek-Oppem13,245
Amay13,307
Overpelt13,344
Beloeil13,405
Jabbeke13,488
Herselt13,493
Assenede13,495
Esneux13,497
Buggenhout13,510
Couvin13,518
Haacht13,541
Ravels13,560
Lubbeek13,574
Ichtegem13,582
Dison13,642
Lummen13,689
Tremelo13,721
Waremme13,737
Berlare13,853
Basse Lasne13,861
Anzegem13,920
Hannut14,129
Leopoldsburg14,149
Aartselaar14,193
Bonheiden14,260
Genappe14,266
Eghezee14,352
Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont14,353
Bree14,363
Bastogne14,395
Wemmel14,406
Landen14,458
Beernem14,512
Rumst14,521
Ternat14,569
Merchtem14,660
Zulte14,670
Thuin14,682
Kruibeke14,815
Ciney14,830
Bredene14,862
Aubange14,932
Rotselaar15,007
Soumagne15,237
Putte15,276
Lille15,466
Diksmuide15,515
Peer15,551
Riemst15,809
Boom15,810
Pont-a-Celles15,909
Puurs15,944
Fleron15,994
Sint-Kruis16,000
Duffel16,011
Neerpelt16,122
Beerse16,208
Herzele16,523
Herve16,544
Tessenderlo16,574
Peruwelz16,647
Essen16,754
Lede16,813
Destelbergen16,853
Marche-en-Famenne16,856
Dour16,861
Denderleeuw16,969
Stekene16,989
Vise17,054
Haaltert17,129
Londerzeel17,274
Stabroek17,294
Wervik17,340
Lebbeke17,372
Ranst17,405
Kalmthout17,485
Walcourt17,501
Sint-Gillis-Waas17,658
Lessines17,687
Diepenbeek17,699
Kasterlee17,765
Kortenberg17,774
Middelkerke17,789
Sint-Genesius-Rode17,990
Eupen18,029
Wuustwezel18,117
Blankenberge18,230
Morlanwelz-Mariemont18,233
Zwijndrecht18,249
Quaregnon18,491
Meise18,497
Hoogstraten18,524
Aalter18,802
Torhout18,933
Eeklo19,116
Herent19,218
Tielt19,299
Sint-Katelijne-Waver19,487
Poperinge19,537
Lochristi19,696
Zonhoven19,922
Colfontaine19,964
Huy19,973
Balen19,978
Bornem19,997
Boussu20,058
Braine-le-Comte20,133
Zele20,236
Kontich20,290
Schilde20,373
Frameries20,598
Tervuren20,623
Zoersel20,642
Nijlen20,792
Chaudfontaine20,960
Koksijde21,027
Zemst21,096
Oostkamp21,489
Rixensart21,616
Gembloux21,676
Edegem21,839
Tubize21,859
Zedelgem21,968
Merelbeke22,047
Fleurus22,080
Maldegem22,092
Manage22,196
Saint-Ghislain22,500
Diest22,516
Westerlo22,579
Saint-Nicolas22,586
Willebroek22,808
Hamme22,891
Wetteren22,930
Beersel23,228
Zwevegem23,358
Overijse23,486
Oupeye23,594
Maaseik23,684
Andenne24,055
Nivelles24,149
Ronse24,204
Zottegem24,434
Mortsel24,525
Lanaken24,771
Soignies24,869
Flemalle-Haute25,144
Brecht25,908
Herentals25,912
Harelbeke25,978
Temse26,054
Arlon26,179
Izegem26,382
Kapellen26,410
Ath26,681
Ans27,297
Aarschot27,656
Oudenaarde27,935
Zaventem28,188
Asse28,985
Courcelles29,473
Louvain-la-Neuve29,521
Bilzen29,622
Waterloo29,778
Deinze29,815
Tongeren29,816
Helchteren30,050
Houthalen30,050
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw30,446
Geraardsbergen30,807
Wevelgem30,954
Heusden31,017
Evergem31,615
Tienen31,743
Menen31,916
Lommel31,993
Binche32,030
Wavre32,112
Mol32,659
Lier33,272
Grimbergen33,561
Schoten33,622
Knokke-Heist33,781
Hoboken34,443
Halle34,479
Geel34,697
Ninove34,795
Ieper35,089
Chatelet35,238
Waregem35,896
Maasmechelen36,251
Herstal36,503
Vilvoorde36,955
Brasschaat37,040
Braine-l'Alleud37,512
Lokeren37,567
Sint-Truiden37,859
Heist-op-den-Berg37,873
Dilbeek39,482
Turnhout39,654
Beringen40,930
Dendermonde43,055
Beveren45,179
Mouscron52,069
Verviers52,824
Roeselare56,016
Seraing60,737
Genk63,666
Tournai67,721
Sint-Niklaas69,010
Ostend69,011
Hasselt69,222
Kortrijk73,879
La Louviere76,668
Mechelen77,530
Aalst77,534
Mons91,277
Leuven92,892
Namur106,284
Brugge116,709
Liege182,597
Charleroi200,132
Gent231,493
Antwerpen459,805
Brussels1,019,022

Belgium Population Clock

What is the population of Belgium (as of 10/16/2017)?11,459,166
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)11,443,830
Births Per Day72
Deaths Per Day61
Net Migrations Per Day 131
Net Change Per Day 142
Population Change Since January 1st41,038

Belgium Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 11.425 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.749 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 4.186 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.345 years
Male Life Expectancy 78.966 years
Female Life Expectancy 83.672 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.829 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.886 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 2.837 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 3.519 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.493 years
Rate of Natural Increase 1.66
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.676%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.157%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.179%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.517%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 9.243%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.729%
Median Age (Total) 41.4 years
Median Age (Female) 42.7 years
Median Age (Male) 40.2 years

Belgium Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201711,443,83049.37%50.63%3780.60%
201511,299,19249.20%50.80%3730.64%
201010,929,97849.00%51.00%3610.69%
200510,561,43648.95%51.05%3490.67%
200010,268,38048.89%51.11%3390.42%
199510,161,91448.91%51.09%3360.23%
19909,978,24148.89%51.11%3300.33%
19859,893,49948.84%51.16%3270.10%
19809,855,74748.85%51.15%3250.10%
19759,769,00648.88%51.12%3230.19%
19709,664,32048.93%51.07%3190.30%
19659,440,27948.95%51.05%3120.56%
19609,140,56348.98%51.02%3020.65%
19558,870,79249.11%50.89%2930.58%
19508,628,48949.28%50.72%2850.52%

Belgium Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202011,634,33149.60%50.40%3840.43%
202511,836,63649.69%50.31%3910.31%
203012,018,81549.75%50.25%3970.28%
203512,177,27049.78%50.22%4020.24%
204012,315,25449.79%50.21%4070.20%
204512,431,82549.81%50.19%4110.17%
205012,526,79549.82%50.18%4140.13%
205512,597,39549.84%50.16%4160.09%
206012,652,07149.87%50.13%4180.08%
206512,706,24749.89%50.11%4200.10%
207012,771,95849.91%50.09%4220.11%
207512,845,91449.93%50.07%4240.12%
208012,922,87949.95%50.05%4270.12%
208512,999,44549.96%50.04%4290.12%
209013,075,76549.98%50.02%4320.11%
209513,146,03249.98%50.02%4340.10%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations