Netherlands Population 2017

17,046,564

“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.

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.” The estimated population in 2017 is 17.04 million.

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.

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 2018Source: 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
Amsterdam741,636
Rotterdam598,199
The Hague474,292
Utrecht290,529
Eindhoven209,620
Tilburg199,613
Groningen181,194
Almere Stad176,432
Breda167,673
Nijmegen158,732
Enschede153,655
Haarlem147,590
Arnhem141,674
Zaanstad140,085
Amersfoort139,914
Apeldoorn136,670
's-Hertogenbosch134,520
Hoofddorp132,734
Maastricht122,378
Leiden119,713
Dordrecht119,260
Zoetermeer115,845
Zwolle111,805
Deventer97,331
Born97,169
Delft95,060
Alkmaar94,853
Heerlen93,084
Venlo92,403
Leeuwarden91,424
Amsterdam-Zuidoost84,811
Hilversum83,640
Hengelo80,809
Amstelveen79,639
Roosendaal77,725
Purmerend76,745
Oss76,430
Schiedam75,438
Spijkenisse74,988
Helmond74,740
Vlaardingen73,798
Almelo72,725
Gouda71,952
Zaandam71,708
Lelystad70,741
Delfshaven70,290
Alphen aan den Rijn70,251
Hoorn68,852
Velsen-Zuid67,758
Ede67,670
Bergen op Zoom66,256
Capelle aan den IJssel65,255
Assen62,237
Nieuwegein61,489
Veenendaal61,271
Zeist60,949
Den Helder59,569
Hardenberg57,909
Emmen57,010
Oosterhout53,107
Doetinchem49,906
Kerkrade49,777
Kampen48,980
Weert48,662
Woerden48,431
Sittard48,400
Heerhugowaard47,580
Rijswijk47,299
Middelburg46,485
Emmeloord46,409
Zwijndrecht45,696
Waalwijk45,610
Huizen45,292
Vlissingen45,273
Ridderkerk45,189
Soest45,021
Roermond44,975
Drachten44,537
Veldhoven43,256
Heerenveen43,094
Heusden42,882
De Bilt42,111
Medemblik41,500
Tiel40,702
Harderwijk40,516
Maarssen39,675
Venray39,047
Hoogeveen38,754
Barendrecht38,672
Dronten38,415
Nijkerk38,335
Voorburg38,000
Beverwijk37,585
Goes36,931
Zutphen36,188
Heemskerk36,170
Wageningen35,433
Castricum35,256
Gorinchem34,736
Uden34,601
Mijdrecht34,377
IJsselstein33,886
Epe33,385
Sneek32,811
Maassluis32,780
Wijchen32,693
Houten32,243
Papendrecht31,621
Oldenzaal31,410
Bussum31,334
Valkenswaard31,071
Meppel30,697
Ypenburg30,000
Winterswijk29,623
Boxtel29,511
Brunssum29,254
Leusden29,215
Best29,074
Krimpen aan den IJssel29,017
Heesch28,888
Horst28,845
Delfzijl28,649
Barneveld28,640
Veendam28,155
Terneuzen27,930
Geldrop27,900
Uithoorn26,846
Culemborg26,826
Drimmelen26,580
Dalfsen26,575
Ermelo26,428
Zaltbommel26,383
Werkendam26,362
Borger26,267
Zevenaar26,063
Oisterwijk25,980
Leiderdorp25,966
Geldermalsen25,734
Heemstede25,562
Beuningen25,557
Broek op Langedijk25,548
Wolvega25,500
Duiven25,469
Dongen25,464
Wassenaar25,353
Veghel25,352
Waddinxveen25,338
Anloo25,118
Vught25,043
Hoensbroek25,000
Baarn24,584
Noordwijk-Binnen24,363
Diemen24,361
Haaksbergen24,137
Cuijk24,032
Sliedrecht23,854
Wijk bij Duurstede23,693
Voorst23,676
Steenbergen23,582
Oud-Beijerland23,569
Wierden23,244
Schijndel23,239
Nuenen23,223
Putten23,168
Oldebroek23,010
Loon op Zand23,000
Scheveningen23,000
Aalsmeer22,991
Goirle22,646
Rucphen22,641
Voorschoten22,468
Losser22,431
Borssele22,285
Veere22,173
Lisse22,096
Volendam22,000
Hellevoetsluis21,927
Elburg21,844
Hoogezand21,480
Brummen21,344
Woensdrecht21,276
Oegstgeest21,149
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht21,027
Geertruidenberg20,941
Leerdam20,758
Gendringen20,718
Borne20,550
Heiloo20,510
Elst20,488
Zundert20,476
Tubbergen20,334
Tegelen20,190
Berkel en Rodenrijs20,189
Raalte20,015
Katwijk aan Zee20,010
Stadskanaal20,000
Cranendonck19,966
Meerssen19,933
Vianen19,931
Tongelre19,680
Leek19,651
Lichtenvoorde19,590
Wisch19,496
Nunspeet19,496
Bodegraven19,395
Bladel19,214
's-Gravenzande19,190
Aalten19,141
Haren19,088
Zeewolde19,022
Benthuizen18,959
Schagen18,930
Groesbeek18,741
Pijnacker18,695
Driebergen-Rijsenburg18,553
Winschoten18,506
Heerde18,428
Hillegom18,419
Alblasserdam18,348
Rhoon18,250
Eersel18,185
Bergeyk18,181
Rhenen18,061
Someren18,037
Druten18,003
Bunschoten17,824
Weesp17,802
Naaldwijk17,753
Velp17,669
Middelharnis17,554
Broek in Waterland17,382
Enkhuizen17,365
Urk17,345
Vlagtwedde17,286
Beek17,144
Steenwijk17,138
Naarden17,115
Sint-Oedenrode16,931
Zandvoort16,868
Bloemendaal16,802
Korrewegwijk16,710
Waalre16,665
Gennep16,642
Bergschenhoek16,579
Eibergen16,493
Asten16,185
Lindenholt16,121
Harlingen16,119
Nederweert16,095
Hoge Vucht16,000
Westervoort15,976
Harenkarspel15,941
Staphorst15,765
Nuth15,748
Boskoop15,222
Voorhout15,145
Hilvarenbeek15,113
Noordwijkerhout15,071
Rijnsburg14,925
Dieren14,842
Sassenheim14,817
Bennekom14,810
Slochteren14,696
Coevorden14,600
Breukelen14,498
Winsum14,310
Woudrichem14,208
Bunnik14,064
Haaren14,031
Lopik14,013
Maasbracht13,717
Margraten13,510
Twello13,500
Montfoort13,395
Oude Pekela13,386
Dokkum13,145
Grave12,999
Franeker12,996
Joure12,902
Maasbree12,835
Reeuwijk12,817
Vaassen12,719
Lunteren12,510
Boxmeer12,407
Appingedam12,364
Lochem12,360
Schoonhoven12,352
Vriezenveen12,310
Klazienaveen11,919
Sint Anthonis11,887
Hattem11,876
De Lier11,823
Eijsden11,795
Uitgeest11,794
Lunetten11,679
Grootegast11,623
Goedereede11,597
Monster11,580
Neerijnen11,532
Laren11,508
Camminghaburen11,500
Doesburg11,480
Goor11,460
Simpelveld11,424
Geffen11,344
Made11,340
Zelhem11,324
Woudenberg11,305
Stein11,290
Ulrum11,240
Opmeer11,183
Oosterbeek11,138
Nieuwkoop11,128
Neede10,887
Hulst10,802
Bedum10,750
Leimuiden10,731
Hoogland10,587
Son10,550
Oosterpark10,550
Bleiswijk10,549
Zuidlaren10,410
Oirschot10,393
Sint-Michielsgestel10,380
Borculo10,373
Doorn10,330
Landsmeer10,279
Vaals10,224
Eerbeek10,103
Burgum10,057
Lemmer10,050
Leesten10,000
Heer10,000
's-Gravenland10,000
Haelen9,935
Mierlo9,920
Monnickendam9,918
Bloemendaal9,900
Halsteren9,850
Oudewater9,836
Vlist9,806
Liesveld9,767
Voorthuizen9,710
Boekel9,668
Heeze9,550
Nieuw-Lekkerland9,535
Renkum9,421
Hoek van Holland9,400
Strijen9,371
Blaricum9,206
Warnsveld9,200
Bolsward9,160
Huizum9,000
Brielle9,000
Arcen8,793
Hengelo8,500
Vroomshoop8,480
Elsloo8,300
Sappemeer8,298
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel8,228
Axel8,149
Emmer-Compascuum8,130
's-Heerenberg8,000
Stiens7,804
Tholen7,732
Leersum7,502
Rheden7,450
Edam7,380
Honselersdijk7,366
Meerhoven7,175
Randenbroek7,131
Hasselt6,959
Delden6,920
Gorredijk6,880
Schaijk6,840
Baarle-Nassau6,727
Nieuw-Helvoet6,610
Zuidhorn6,559
Yerseke6,541
Berghem6,500
Heino6,459
Heythuysen6,420
De Doornakkers6,345
Kortenhoef6,250
Reuver6,212
Den Burg6,160
Zeeland6,159
Valkenburg6,020
Klundert6,000
Bilgaard6,000
Varsseveld6,000
Nieuw-Loosdrecht5,970
Katwijk aan den Rijn5,940
Ouddorp5,930
Klundert5,873
Aarle-Rixtel5,814
Poeldijk5,800
Aalburg5,788
Buitenpost5,764
Grou5,737

Netherlands Population Clock

What is the population of Netherlands (as of 11/15/2017)?17,046,564
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)17,035,938
Births Per Day98
Deaths Per Day81
Net Migrations Per Day 60
Net Change Per Day 77
Population Change Since January 1st24,563

Netherlands Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 10.501 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 8.709 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.29 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.998 years
Male Life Expectancy 80.212 years
Female Life Expectancy 83.708 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.767 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.856 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.053 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 3.081 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 3.692 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.057 years
Rate of Natural Increase 1.761
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.289%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.503%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.067%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 5.951%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 6.532%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.355%
Median Age (Total) 42.5 years
Median Age (Female) 43.4 years
Median Age (Male) 41.4 years

Netherlands Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201717,035,93849.76%50.24%4070.29%
201516,938,49949.71%50.29%4050.30%
201016,682,91749.66%50.34%3990.38%
200516,367,15849.59%50.41%3910.55%
200015,926,18849.53%50.47%3810.59%
199515,467,85149.53%50.47%3700.66%
199014,965,44849.46%50.54%3580.61%
198514,513,94949.49%50.51%3470.51%
198014,148,41549.66%50.34%3380.67%
197513,683,29149.84%50.16%3271.03%
197013,001,94349.88%50.12%3111.20%
196512,248,34449.86%50.14%2931.36%
196011,448,81749.79%50.21%2741.34%
195510,709,63049.81%50.19%2561.30%
195010,042,04349.84%50.16%2400.00%

Netherlands Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202017,181,24849.83%50.17%4110.00%
202517,414,35449.90%50.10%4160.27%
203017,594,08649.94%50.06%4200.21%
203517,694,13549.98%50.02%4230.11%
204017,700,28650.02%49.98%4230.01%
204517,629,55850.07%49.93%421-0.08%
205017,517,57550.12%49.88%419-0.13%
205517,388,80850.17%49.83%416-0.15%
206017,262,56650.23%49.77%412-0.15%
206517,156,90750.30%49.70%410-0.12%
207017,074,53250.35%49.65%408-0.10%
207516,999,71850.38%49.62%406-0.09%
208016,911,33150.39%49.61%404-0.10%
208516,806,54650.40%49.60%402-0.12%
209016,695,17950.41%49.59%399-0.13%
209516,586,21850.41%49.59%396-0.13%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer