Netherlands Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Netherlands population 2017

During 2017 Netherlands population is projected to increased by 59 381 people and reach 17 073 999 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 37 092. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 22 289 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Netherlands (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).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Netherlands population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Netherlands will be increased by 163 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Netherlands 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Netherlands was estimated to be 17 014 618 people. This is an increase of 0.35 % (59 174 people) compared to population of 16 955 444 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 36 963. Due to external migration, the population increased by 22 212. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.986 (986 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 2016.

Below are the key figures for Netherlands population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Netherlands population density

Netherlands population density is 409.7 people per square kilometer as of March 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Netherlands divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Netherlands. The total area of Netherlands is 41 530 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Netherlands age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Netherlands had the following population age distribution:

17 67.4 15.6

- 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.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

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 Netherlands 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.

Source: The estimation data for section "Netherlands age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

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 Netherlands is 48.3 %.

The value of 48.3 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Netherlands must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Netherlands is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Netherlands is 25.2 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Netherlands is 23.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Netherlands age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

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 Netherlands is 79.7 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 77.1 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.4 years.

Netherlands historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Netherlands population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195110 087 881N/A %
195210 212 2081.23 %
195310 341 4041.27 %
195410 474 6761.29 %
195510 611 4381.31 %
195610 751 3251.32 %
195710 894 1881.33 %
195811 040 0671.34 %
195911 189 1391.35 %
196011 341 5771.36 %
196111 497 3381.37 %
196211 655 9601.38 %
196311 816 4191.38 %
196411 977 2091.36 %
196512 136 7991.33 %
196612 294 1291.30 %
196712 448 6951.26 %
196812 600 2151.22 %
196912 748 4811.18 %
197012 893 3331.14 %
197113 034 5481.10 %
197213 171 7501.05 %
197313 304 3051.01 %
197413 431 3930.96 %
197513 552 2620.90 %
197613 666 6680.84 %
197713 774 8010.79 %
197813 876 6500.74 %
197913 971 9400.69 %
198014 060 5940.63 %
198114 142 6230.58 %
198214 218 5090.54 %
198314 290 2070.50 %
198414 360 9850.50 %
198514 434 0990.51 %
198614 511 3280.54 %
198714 592 9260.56 %
198814 679 0270.59 %
198914 770 0090.62 %
199014 865 9450.65 %
199114 967 1620.68 %
199215 073 7360.71 %
199315 183 7750.73 %
199415 293 5270.72 %
199515 399 2980.69 %
199615 498 7250.65 %
199715 591 3890.60 %
199815 678 8790.56 %
199915 764 1990.54 %
200015 850 3940.55 %
200115 939 1910.56 %
200216 030 3960.57 %
200316 121 9240.57 %
200416 210 4090.55 %
200516 292 5220.51 %
200616 366 3760.45 %
200716 432 0680.40 %
200816 491 4470.36 %
200916 547 5180.34 %
201016 603 3720.34 %
201116 660 7170.35 %
201216 719 5910.35 %
201316 779 2380.36 %
201416 838 5890.35 %
201516 896 4750.34 %
201616 955 4440.35 %
201717 014 6180.35 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.