Netherlands Population 2017

17,038,543

The capital of the country is Amsterdam, which originated from a small fishing village in the late 12th century. The city later was known among the most significant ports of the world, especially in the Dutch Golden Age when the country made significant developments in the trade business. Geographically, Netherlands is a low-lying country - about 20% of its total area, which is 41,543 km2 and which has about 21% of the country’s total population, lies below sea level. And 50% of the country’s total area is located lower than or only one meter above sea level.

According to the latest statistics of 2013, Netherlands contributes to about 0.24% of the total world population, which makes it the 62nd most populated country in the world. The majority of its people are Dutch. According to July 2013 estimates, the country had a total population of 16.73 million. These statistics are generated by the census authority in Netherlands. The name of this statistical agency is “Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek.”

Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands, is by far the most populous city of the whole country. Its population alone is around 7 million compared to the 16.73 million of the country’s total population. This figure is comprised of 80,200 people living within the city limits, 1,557,905 in the urban area and 2,332,839 people in the metropolitan area.

According to the country’s official census taken in 2011, the population density is 404 people per km2 – placing the country at 28th in the whole world. The growth rate of Netherlands is 0.39%, which is reported to be 189th in the world. The birth rate per 1000 people is 10.3 births, which has a rank of 161st in the world; and the death rate is calculated at 8.78 per 1000 people, or 77th in the world. The fertility rate is calculated at 1.78 children per woman.

Netherlands Population History

The population has seen significant growth during the last few decades. The census held in 1960 reported a total population of 11,461,964. This number grew over the years at a very high rate. Another census taken in 1971 reported a population of 13,060,115 people, but after that the high growth rate started to decrease. Over the years, only 3 decades later, another census held in 2002 reported a total population of 16,105,285. The growth rate has been low ever since and currently is reported to be at 0.39% according to the latest census held in 2011.

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in Netherlands is reported to be 81.01 years for the total population, which is the 21st highest in the world. For the male population, the life expectancy rate is 78.93 years, while for females it is 78.92 years (estimated). The maternal mortality rate is 6 deaths per 1,000,000 live births. This is the 170th highest in the whole world. The infant mortality rate for Netherlands is 3.69 deaths per 1000 live births. This, for the male population, is 3.99 deaths per 1000 live births; for the female population it is 3.38 deaths per 1000 live births.

Demographics

Netherlands is the 27th most densely populated country of the world, concentrated over the country’s 41,526 km2 area. The population is distributed as follows: 17.4% in the 0-14 age group, 67.7% in the 15-64 age group, and 14.9% in the age group of 65 and over.

The ratio of males to females is 0.98 male / female. This ratio at birth is 1.05 males / female; under the age of 15, it is again 1.05 males per female; in the age group 15-64 years, 1.02 males / female; and for the 65+ age group, it is 0.75 male / female.

The population is largely Dutch, comprising 79.3% of the total population. They are the major ethnic group of the country. Other ethnics that are minorities here include: Europeans comprising 5.7% of the population, the Turks comprising 2.4%, Indo-Europeans with 2.3% of the population, Moroccans at 2.2%, Surinamese with 2.1%, Caribbeans at 0.9%, Poles at 0.6%, Chinese at 0.3%, Iraqis at 0.3%, and some other ethnic groups that comprise the remaining 3.9%.

Netherlands Population in 2017Source: Original uploader was Siebrand at nl.wikipedia Later version(s) were uploaded by Eriksw at nl.wikipedia.

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

Netherlands Population Growth

The population of Netherlands is expected to rise. According to calculations, it is anticipated that over 1 million more people will dwell in the country in the next 30 years’ time, after which the population will start to decrease again. It is also reported that the Dutch population will reach 17.5 million by 2038.

The forecast held in 2006 illustrated growth to a maximum of 17 million total population in the country, but the growth rate has been greater than what was predicted. It is now expected to behave in a similar way in the future as well.

About Netherlands

Official NameNetherlands
Languages SpokenDutch
BordersBEL, DEU
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude52.55.75
Currencies UsedEUR

Netherlands Population Density

Name Population
Aalburg5,788
Poeldijk5,800
Aarle-Rixtel5,814
Klundert5,873
Ouddorp5,930
Katwijk aan den Rijn5,940
Nieuw-Loosdrecht5,970
Klundert6,000
Varsseveld6,000
Bilgaard6,000
Valkenburg6,020
Zeeland6,159
Den Burg6,160
Reuver6,212
Kortenhoef6,250
De Doornakkers6,345
Heythuysen6,420
Heino6,459
Berghem6,500
Yerseke6,541
Zuidhorn6,559
Nieuw-Helvoet6,610
Baarle-Nassau6,727
Schaijk6,840
Gorredijk6,880
Delden6,920
Hasselt6,959
Randenbroek7,131
Meerhoven7,175
Honselersdijk7,366
Edam7,380
Rheden7,450
Leersum7,502
Tholen7,732
Stiens7,804
's-Heerenberg8,000
Emmer-Compascuum8,130
Axel8,149
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel8,228
Sappemeer8,298
Elsloo8,300
Vroomshoop8,480
Hengelo8,500
Arcen8,793
Huizum9,000
Brielle9,000
Zaandijk9,040
Bolsward9,160
Warnsveld9,200
Blaricum9,206
Strijen9,371
Hoek van Holland9,400
Renkum9,421
Nieuw-Lekkerland9,535
Heeze9,550
Boekel9,668
Voorthuizen9,710
Liesveld9,767
Vlist9,806
Oudewater9,836
Halsteren9,850
Bloemendaal9,900
Monnickendam9,918
Mierlo9,920
Haelen9,935
's-Gravenland10,000
Leesten10,000
Heer10,000
Lemmer10,050
Burgum10,057
Eerbeek10,103
Vaals10,224
Landsmeer10,279
Doorn10,330
Borculo10,373
Sint-Michielsgestel10,380
Oirschot10,393
Zuidlaren10,410
Bleiswijk10,549
Oosterpark10,550
Son10,550
Hoogland10,587
Leimuiden10,731
Bedum10,750
Hulst10,802
Neede10,887
Nieuwkoop11,128
Oosterbeek11,138
Opmeer11,183
Ulrum11,240
Stein11,290
Woudenberg11,305
Zelhem11,324
Made11,340
Geffen11,344
Simpelveld11,424
Goor11,460
Doesburg11,480
Camminghaburen11,500
Laren11,508
Neerijnen11,532
Monster11,580
Goedereede11,597
Grootegast11,623
Lunetten11,679
Uitgeest11,794
Eijsden11,795
De Lier11,823
Hattem11,876
Sint Anthonis11,887
Klazienaveen11,919
Vriezenveen12,310
Schoonhoven12,352
Lochem12,360
Appingedam12,364
Boxmeer12,407
Lunteren12,510
Vaassen12,719
Reeuwijk12,817
Maasbree12,835
Joure12,902
Franeker12,996
Grave12,999
Dokkum13,145
Oude Pekela13,386
Montfoort13,395
Twello13,500
Margraten13,510
Maasbracht13,717
Lopik14,013
Haaren14,031
Bunnik14,064
Woudrichem14,208
Winsum14,310
Breukelen14,498
Coevorden14,600
Slochteren14,696
Bennekom14,810
Sassenheim14,817
Dieren14,842
Rijnsburg14,925
Noordwijkerhout15,071
Hilvarenbeek15,113
Voorhout15,145
Boskoop15,222
Nuth15,748
Staphorst15,765
Harenkarspel15,941
Westervoort15,976
Hoge Vucht16,000
Nederweert16,095
Harlingen16,119
Lindenholt16,121
Asten16,185
Eibergen16,493
Bergschenhoek16,579
Gennep16,642
Waalre16,665
Korrewegwijk16,710
Bloemendaal16,802
Zandvoort16,868
Sint-Oedenrode16,931
Naarden17,115
Steenwijk17,138
Beek17,144
Vlagtwedde17,286
Urk17,345
Enkhuizen17,365
Broek in Waterland17,382
Middelharnis17,554
Velp17,669
Naaldwijk17,753
Weesp17,802
Bunschoten17,824
Druten18,003
Someren18,037
Rhenen18,061
Bergeyk18,181
Eersel18,185
Rhoon18,250
Alblasserdam18,348
Hillegom18,419
Heerde18,428
Winschoten18,506
Driebergen-Rijsenburg18,553
Pijnacker18,695
Groesbeek18,741
Schagen18,930
Benthuizen18,959
Zeewolde19,022
Haren19,088
Aalten19,141
's-Gravenzande19,190
Bladel19,214
Bodegraven19,395
Wisch19,496
Nunspeet19,496
Lichtenvoorde19,590
Leek19,651
Tongelre19,680
Vianen19,931
Meerssen19,933
Cranendonck19,966
Stadskanaal20,000
Katwijk aan Zee20,010
Raalte20,015
Berkel en Rodenrijs20,189
Tegelen20,190
Tubbergen20,334
Zundert20,476
Elst20,488
Heiloo20,510
Borne20,550
Gendringen20,718
Leerdam20,758
Geertruidenberg20,941
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht21,027
Oegstgeest21,149
Woensdrecht21,276
Brummen21,344
Hoogezand21,480
Elburg21,844
Hellevoetsluis21,927
Volendam22,000
Veere22,173
Borssele22,285
Lisse22,321
Losser22,431
Voorschoten22,468
Rucphen22,641
Goirle22,646
Aalsmeer22,991
Scheveningen23,000
Loon op Zand23,000
Oldebroek23,010
Putten23,168
Nuenen23,223
Schijndel23,239
Wierden23,244
Oud-Beijerland23,569
Steenbergen23,582
Voorst23,676
Wijk bij Duurstede23,693
Sliedrecht23,854
Cuijk24,032
Haaksbergen24,137
Diemen24,361
Noordwijk-Binnen24,363
Baarn24,584
Hoensbroek25,000
Vught25,043
Anloo25,118
Waddinxveen25,338
Veghel25,352
Wassenaar25,353
Dongen25,464
Duiven25,469
Wolvega25,500
Broek op Langedijk25,548
Beuningen25,557
Heemstede25,562
Geldermalsen25,734
Leiderdorp25,966
Oisterwijk25,980
Zevenaar26,063
Borger26,267
Werkendam26,362
Zaltbommel26,383
Ermelo26,428
Dalfsen26,575
Drimmelen26,580
Culemborg26,826
Uithoorn26,846
Geldrop27,900
Terneuzen27,930
Veendam28,155
Barneveld28,640
Delfzijl28,649
Horst28,845
Heesch28,888
Krimpen aan den IJssel29,017
Best29,074
Leusden29,215
Brunssum29,254
Boxtel29,511
Winterswijk29,623
Ypenburg30,000
Meppel30,697
Valkenswaard31,071
Bussum31,334
Oldenzaal31,410
Papendrecht31,621
Houten32,243
Wijchen32,693
Maassluis32,780
Geleen32,790
Sneek32,811
Epe33,385
IJsselstein33,886
Mijdrecht34,377
Uden34,601
Gorinchem34,736
Castricum35,256
Wageningen35,433
Heemskerk36,170
Zutphen36,188
Goes36,931
Beverwijk37,585
Voorburg38,000
Nijkerk38,335
Dronten38,415
Barendrecht38,672
Hoogeveen38,754
Venray39,047
Maarssen39,675
Harderwijk40,516
Tiel40,702
Medemblik41,500
De Bilt42,111
Heusden42,882
Heerenveen43,094
Veldhoven43,256
Drachten44,537
Roermond44,975
Soest45,021
Ridderkerk45,189
Vlissingen45,273
Huizen45,292
Waalwijk45,610
Zwijndrecht45,696
Emmeloord46,409
Middelburg46,485
Rijswijk47,299
Heerhugowaard47,580
Sittard48,400
Woerden48,431
Weert48,662
Kampen48,980
Kerkrade49,777
Doetinchem49,906
Oosterhout53,107
Emmen57,010
Hardenberg57,909
Den Helder59,569
Zeist60,949
Veenendaal61,271
Nieuwegein61,489
Assen62,237
Capelle aan den IJssel65,255
Bergen op Zoom66,256
Ede67,670
Velsen-Zuid67,758
Hoorn68,852
Alphen aan den Rijn70,251
Delfshaven70,290
Lelystad70,741
Zaandam71,708
Gouda71,952
Almelo72,725
Vlaardingen73,798
Helmond74,740
Spijkenisse74,988
Schiedam75,438
Oss76,430
Purmerend76,745
Roosendaal77,725
Amstelveen79,639
Hengelo80,809
Hilversum83,640
Amsterdam-Zuidoost84,811
Leeuwarden91,424
Venlo92,403
Heerlen93,084
Alkmaar94,853
Delft95,060
Born97,169
Deventer97,331
Zwolle111,805
Zoetermeer115,845
Dordrecht119,260
Leiden119,713
Maastricht122,378
Hoofddorp132,734
's-Hertogenbosch134,520
Apeldoorn136,670
Amersfoort139,914
Zaanstad140,085
Arnhem141,674
Haarlem147,590
Enschede153,655
Nijmegen158,732
Breda167,673
Almere Stad176,432
Groningen181,194
Tilburg199,613
Eindhoven209,620
Utrecht290,529
The Hague474,292
Rotterdam598,199
Amsterdam741,636

Netherlands Population Clock

What is the population of Netherlands (as of September 13, 2017)?17,038,543
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)17032845
Births Per Day98
Deaths Per Day81
Net Migrations Per Day 60
Net Change Per Day 77
Population Change Since January 1st19,635

Netherlands Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.501 births/thousand170
Crude Death Rate 8.709 deaths/thousand66
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.29 people/thousand41
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.998 years19
Male Life Expectancy 80.212 years13
Female Life Expectancy 83.708 years28
Total Fertility Rate 1.767 children/woman149
Net Reproduction Rate 0.856 surviving daughters/woman146
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.053 males per female75
Infant Mortality Rate 3.081 deaths/1,000 live births179
Under Five Mortality 3.692 deaths/thousand180
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.057 years30
Rate of Natural Increase 1.761 163
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.289 %7
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.503 %3
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.067 %19
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 5.951 %13
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 6.532 %6
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.355 %32
Crude Suicide Rate 10 suicides/thousand67
Median Age (Total) 42.5 years19
Median Age (Female) 43.4 years27
Median Age (Male) 41.4 years15

Netherlands Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201717,032,84549.675%50.325%505230.3%67
201516,924,92949.635%50.365%501230.32%66
201016,631,57149.516%50.484%493220.35%61
200516,331,64649.481%50.519%484210.42%60
200015,894,01649.476%50.524%471200.57%58
199515,450,80349.467%50.533%458180.62%55
199014,915,13949.423%50.577%442170.7%52
198514,471,59149.474%50.526%429160.55%51
198014,103,27849.642%50.358%418150.56%48
197513,611,06349.796%50.204%403140.81%44
197012,964,88049.895%50.105%384141.07%41
196512,216,12249.872%50.128%362121.27%38
196011,418,65249.804%50.196%338111.37%36
195510,680,63249.819%50.181%316111.32%34
195010,027,04649.849%50.151%297101.21%35

Netherlands Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202017,185,11249.725%50.275%509250.29%71
202517,418,49649.791%50.209%516260.24%73
203017,604,60049.846%50.154%522250.16%75
203517,715,45349.896%50.104%525270.06%76
204017,737,80649.943%50.057%52627-0.03%78
204517,686,26050%50%52428-0.09%78
205017,601,56950.068%49.932%52127-0.1%78
205517,512,74050.145%49.855%51930-0.1%78
206017,434,93050.241%49.759%51732-0.07%79
206517,386,64750.339%49.661%51531-0.03%79
207017,371,17350.433%49.567%515310%79
207517,369,53450.491%49.509%51531-0.01%79
208017,358,21450.524%49.476%51429-0.02%81
208517,335,64750.537%49.463%51427-0.03%80
209017,301,99550.545%49.455%51327-0.04%81
209517,262,06050.551%49.449%51127-0.05%81
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations