|Current male population (49.0%)|
|Current female population (51.0%)|
|Births this year|
|Deaths this year|
|Net migration this year|
|Net migration today|
|Population growth this year|
|Population growth today|
|Current population (as of Sunday, July 22 2018)|
|30,528 km2 (11,787 mi2)|
|377.7 per km2 (978.3 people/mi2)|
|0.96 (5,653,566 men to 5,877,743 women)|
|79.5 years (76.4 - men, 82.8 - women)|
(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)
During 2018 Belgium population is projected to increased by 76,401 people and reach 11,565,347 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 20,565. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 55,836 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Belgium (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).
According to our estimations, daily change rates of Belgium population in 2018 will be the following:
As of 1 January 2018, the population of Belgium was estimated to be 11,488,946 people. This is an increase of 0.67 % (75,897 people) compared to population of 11,413,049 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 20,429. Due to external migration, the population increased by 55,467. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.960 (960 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.
Below are the key figures for Belgium population in 2017:
Belgium population density is 376.3 people per square kilometer (974.7/mi2) as of July 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Belgium divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Belgium. The total area of Belgium is 30,528 km2 (11,787 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .
|Religion||Number of followers||Percentage of total population|
As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Belgium had the following population age distribution:
|- percentage of population under 15|
|- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old|
|- percentage of population 65+|
In absolute figures (estimate):
We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.
Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.
As we can see the Belgium population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.
Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.
This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.
The total dependency ratio of population in Belgium is 51.4 %.
What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Belgium must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Belgium is relatively high.
Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.
Child dependency ratio in Belgium is 24.1 %.
Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.
Aged dependency ratio in Belgium is 27.3 %.
Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.
Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Belgium is 79.5 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).
Male life expectancy at birth is 76.4 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.8 years.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.