Antwerp Population 2021

1,047,613
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Antwerp's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,047,613. In 1950, the population of Antwerp was 758,931. Antwerp has grown by 5,142 since 2015, which represents a 0.49% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Antwerp, which typically includes Antwerp's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Antwerp is a city that is located in Belgium. It is the capital of the Antwerp province, and it is also the most populous city proper in the entire country. It also has the second largest metropolitan area with over 1.2 million inhabitants. The population of the city itself is 520,504 per data from 2017. This city is most known for being a major center of trade and culture within Belgium. It is also one of the most multi-cultural in the world, falling second only to Amsterdam. Its diamond district is also notable, earning it the nickname “the diamond capital of the world.”

Area and Population Density

The city has a total area of almost 79 miles, making the population density about 6,500 residents per square mile.

Demographics of Antwerp

Antwerp has a very diverse population and is home to 168 different nationalities. Data from 2010 shows that about 39% of the population has a migrant background. The largest migrant group is from the Netherlands, with a population of about 15,005 residing in Antwerp. Following the Netherlands is Morocco with 12,450, Poland with 7,259, Turkey with 4,603, and Spain with 2,959. Large populations of migrants are also from Portugal, France, the United Kingdom, and India.

The city is also a significant center for people of the Orthodox Jewish faith, with approximately 15,000 of its residents following this religion. There are also large communities of Armenians and Jains living in this Belgium city.

Dutch is most often spoken here, along with French.

Population Growth

Antwerp’s population has risen and fallen multiple times throughout its history. Most notably, significant declines were recorded in 1586 following a siege, again in 1640 after the Black Death epidemic, and then throughout the next centuries. However, the population has increased steadily since the late 1950s, rising from just 260,000 in 1959 to over half a million today. It can be expected that the population will only continue to increase as more people travel to Antwerp for its many opportunities as well as its ethnic diversity.

Antwerp Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,099,7660.28%3,034
20341,096,7320.29%3,138
20331,093,5940.30%3,240
20321,090,3540.31%3,346
20311,087,0080.32%3,459
20301,083,5490.33%3,602
20291,079,9470.35%3,726
20281,076,2210.35%3,782
20271,072,4390.35%3,783
20261,068,6560.36%3,788
20251,064,8680.36%3,779
20241,061,0890.37%3,874
20231,057,2150.44%4,593
20221,052,6220.48%5,009
20211,047,6130.49%5,142
20201,042,4710.50%5,161
20191,037,3100.49%5,101
20181,032,2090.49%5,034
20171,027,1750.49%5,007
20161,022,1680.49%4,998
20151,017,1700.49%4,967
20141,012,2030.49%4,943
20131,007,2600.49%4,911
20121,002,3490.49%4,901
2011997,4480.49%4,871
2010992,5770.49%4,846
2009987,7310.49%4,817
2008982,9140.49%4,806
2007978,1080.49%4,776
2006973,3320.49%4,752
2005968,5800.49%4,723
2004963,8570.49%4,713
2003959,1440.49%4,684
2002954,4600.49%4,660
2001949,8000.49%4,632
2000945,1680.49%4,621
1999940,5470.49%4,593
1998935,9540.49%4,570
1997931,3840.49%4,541
1996926,8430.49%4,532
1995922,3110.40%3,646
1994918,6650.31%2,800
1993915,8650.31%2,788
1992913,0770.31%2,787
1991910,2900.31%2,774
1990907,5160.31%2,766
1989904,7500.31%2,754
1988901,9960.31%2,753
1987899,2430.31%2,741
1986896,5020.31%2,732
1985893,7700.31%2,720
1984891,0500.31%2,720
1983888,3300.31%2,707
1982885,6230.31%2,700
1981882,9230.29%2,558
1980880,3650.28%2,492
1979877,8730.28%2,482
1978875,3910.28%2,476
1977872,9150.28%2,464
1976870,4510.28%2,465
1975867,9860.28%2,454
1974865,5320.28%2,447
1973863,0850.28%2,437
1972860,6480.28%2,437
1971858,2110.38%3,228
1970854,9830.47%4,008
1969850,9750.47%3,983
1968846,9920.47%3,977
1967843,0150.47%3,951
1966839,0640.47%3,934
1965835,1300.47%3,910
1964831,2200.47%3,902
1963827,3180.47%3,878
1962823,4400.58%4,760
1961818,6800.69%5,613
1960813,0670.69%5,590
1959807,4770.69%5,543
1958801,9340.69%5,506
1957796,4280.69%5,461
1956790,9670.69%5,438
1955785,5290.69%5,393
1954780,1360.69%5,356
1953774,7800.69%5,312
1952769,4680.69%5,290
1951764,1780.69%5,247
1950758,9310.00%

Antwerp Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Brussels2,095,6880.72%
Antwerp1,047,6130.49%
Liege679,8950.34%
Gent469,4660.65%
Charleroi414,5760.28%

Other Cities in Belgium

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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