Netherlands Population 2016

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“The Kingdom of the Netherlands” is its official name, and what the locals call “koninkrijk der Nederlanden” is an integral part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The country is often called “‘Netherlands” or in Dutch, “Nederland.” The north and western areas of Netherlands border the North Sea. It has Belgium to its south and on its east is Germany. It also shares the Maritime Borders with Belgium, Germany and the UK; these borders are the theoretical boundaries drawn to separate the Earth’s water surface areas.

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 2016 Source: 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.

Netherlands Population Density

About Netherlands

Official Name Netherlands
Languages Spoken Dutch
Borders BEL, DEU
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 52.5,5.75
Currencies Used EUR

Netherlands Population Clock

What is the population of Netherlands (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 97
Deaths Per Day 80
Net Migrations Per Day 60
Net Change Per Day 77
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Netherlands Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.485 births/thousand 169th
Crude Death Rate 8.624 deaths/thousand 67th
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.29 people/thousand 41st
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.853 years 19th
Life Expectancy (Male) 80.032 years 13th
Life Expectancy (Female) 83.591 years 26th
Total Fertility Rate 1.763 children/woman 150th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.856 surviving daughters/woman 146th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.053 males per female 75th
Infant Mortality Rate 3.156 deaths/1,000 live births 179th
Under Five Mortality 3.78 deaths/thousand 180th
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.057 years 30th
Rate of Natural Increase 1.761 163rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.289% 7th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.503% 3rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.067% 19th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 5.951% 7th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 6.532% 3rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.355% 19th
Crude Suicide Rate 10 suicides/thousand 67th
Median Age (Total) 42.5 years 19th
Median Age (Female) 43.4 years 27th
Median Age (Male) 41.4 years 15th

Netherlands Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 16,979,729 49.656% 50.344% 503 23 0.31% 66
2015 16,924,929 49.635% 50.365% 501 23 0.32% 66
2010 16,631,571 49.516% 50.484% 493 22 0.35% 61
2005 16,331,646 49.481% 50.519% 484 21 0.42% 60
2000 15,894,016 49.476% 50.524% 471 20 0.57% 58
1995 15,450,803 49.467% 50.533% 458 18 0.62% 55
1990 14,915,139 49.423% 50.577% 442 17 0.7% 52
1985 14,471,591 49.474% 50.526% 429 16 0.55% 51
1980 14,103,278 49.642% 50.358% 418 15 0.56% 48
1975 13,611,063 49.796% 50.204% 403 14 0.81% 44
1970 12,964,880 49.895% 50.105% 384 14 1.07% 41
1965 12,216,122 49.872% 50.128% 362 12 1.27% 38
1960 11,418,652 49.804% 50.196% 338 11 1.37% 36
1955 10,680,632 49.819% 50.181% 316 11 1.32% 34
1950 10,027,046 49.849% 50.151% 297 10 1.21% 35

Netherlands Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 17,185,112 49.725% 50.275% 509 25 0.29% 71
2025 17,418,496 49.791% 50.209% 516 26 0.24% 73
2030 17,604,600 49.846% 50.154% 522 25 0.16% 75
2035 17,715,453 49.896% 50.104% 525 27 0.06% 76
2040 17,737,806 49.943% 50.057% 526 27 -0.03% 78
2045 17,686,260 50% 50% 524 28 -0.09% 78
2050 17,601,569 50.068% 49.932% 521 27 -0.1% 78
2055 17,512,740 50.145% 49.855% 519 30 -0.1% 78
2060 17,434,930 50.241% 49.759% 517 32 -0.07% 79
2065 17,386,647 50.339% 49.661% 515 31 -0.03% 79
2070 17,371,173 50.433% 49.567% 515 31 0% 79
2075 17,369,534 50.491% 49.509% 515 31 -0.01% 79
2080 17,358,214 50.524% 49.476% 514 29 -0.02% 81
2085 17,335,647 50.537% 49.463% 514 27 -0.03% 80
2090 17,301,995 50.545% 49.455% 513 27 -0.04% 81
2095 17,262,060 50.551% 49.449% 511 27 -0.05% 81
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations