Belgium Population (LIVE)

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Belgium Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Belgium is 11,717,764 as of Thursday, July 25, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Belgium 2023 population is estimated at 11,686,140 people at mid year.
  • Belgium population is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population.
  • Belgium ranks number 82 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Belgium is 386 per Km2 (1,000 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 30,280 Km2 (11,691 sq. miles)
  • 98.7 % of the population is urban (11,535,808 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Belgium is 41.3 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Belgium (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBelgium
Global Rank
2024 11,715,774 0.25 % 29,634 23,999 41.5 1.60 387 98.8 % 11,574,575 0.14 % 8,118,835,999 82
2023 11,686,140 0.26 % 30,210 23,999 41.3 1.59 386 98.7 % 11,535,808 0.15 % 8,045,311,447 82
2022 11,655,930 0.38 % 44,511 23,999 41.0 1.59 385 98.6 % 11,495,076 0.15 % 7,975,105,156 81
2020 11,561,717 0.44 % 51,149 53,428 40.8 1.57 382 98.6 % 11,396,775 0.15 % 7,840,952,880 81
2015 11,248,303 0.67 % 74,071 57,008 40.5 1.70 371 98.2 % 11,048,237 0.15 % 7,426,597,537 79
2010 10,877,947 0.68 % 72,194 54,611 40.0 1.86 359 98.2 % 10,681,812 0.16 % 6,985,603,105 78
2005 10,516,978 0.49 % 50,527 46,280 39.1 1.76 347 97.7 % 10,272,952 0.16 % 6,558,176,119 76
2000 10,264,343 0.33 % 33,82932,262 37.9 1.66 339 97.3 % 9,986,809 0.17 % 6,148,898,975 74
1995 10,095,198 0.27 % 27,128 16,528 36.5 1.56 333 97.7 % 9,857,972 0.18 % 5,743,219,454 74
1990 9,959,560 0.16 % 15,805 6,752 35.3 1.62 329 96.8 % 9,644,013 0.19 % 5,316,175,862 71
1985 9,880,534 0.10 % 10,310 2,743 34.2 1.51 326 96.3 % 9,512,967 0.20 % 4,861,730,613 67
1980 9,828,986 0.13 % 13,111 5,129 33.2 1.68 325 95.8 % 9,413,159 0.22 % 4,444,007,706 59
1975 9,763,430 0.28 % 26,811 10,637 33.1 1.74 322 94.6 % 9,232,201 0.24 % 4,069,437,231 57
1970 9,629,376 0.46 % 43,458 15,519 33.5 2.25 318 93.9 % 9,039,111 0.26 % 3,695,390,336 56
1965 9,412,087 0.66 % 60,673 17,110 33.8 2.61 311 93.5 % 8,795,839 0.28 % 3,337,111,983 43
1960 9,108,724 0.61 % 54,840 12,907 33.9 2.54 301 93.1 % 8,476,183 0.30 % 3,019,233,434 47
1955 8,834,526 0.50 % 43,436 6,483 33.6 2.38 292 92.5 % 8,174,277 0.32 % 2,746,072,141 43
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Belgium Population Forecast

23,999
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBelgium
Global Rank
2025 11,744,521 0.31 % 36,561 23,999 41.7 1.60 388 98.9 % 11,613,585 0.14 % 8,191,988,453 82
2030 11,873,460 0.22 % 25,788 23,999 42.7 1.62 392 99.5 % 11,811,439 0.14 % 8,546,141,327 85
2035 11,978,613 0.18 % 21,031 23,999 43.8 1.64 396 N.A. N.A. 0.13 % 8,879,397,401 88
2040 12,056,739 0.13 % 15,625 23,999 44.8 1.65 398 N.A. N.A. 0.13 % 9,188,250,492 89
2045 12,097,719 0.07 % 8,196 23,999 45.4 1.66 400 N.A. N.A. 0.13 % 9,467,543,575 91
2050 12,090,657 -0.01 % -1,412   45.8 1.66 399 N.A. N.A. 0.12 % 9,709,491,761 91
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Belgium Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Belgium
Life Expectancy
82.46 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Belgium

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Brussels 1,019,022
2 Antwerpen 459,805
3 Gent 231,493
4 Charleroi 200,132
5 Liege 182,597
6 Brugge 116,709
7 Namur 106,284
8 Leuven 92,892
9 Mons 91,277
10 Deurne 78,747
11 Aalst 77,534
12 Mechelen 77,530
13 La Louviere 76,668
14 Kortrijk 73,879
15 Hasselt 69,222
16 Ostend 69,011
17 Sint-Niklaas 69,010
18 Tournai 67,721
19 Genk 63,666
20 Seraing 60,737
21 Roeselare 56,016
22 Verviers 52,824
23 Mouscron 52,069
24 Beveren 45,179
25 Dendermonde 43,055
26 Beringen 40,930
27 Turnhout 39,654
28 Dilbeek 39,482
29 Heist-op-den-Berg 37,873
30 Sint-Truiden 37,859
31 Lokeren 37,567
32 Braine-l'Alleud 37,512
33 Brasschaat 37,040
34 Vilvoorde 36,955
35 Herstal 36,503
36 Maasmechelen 36,251
37 Waregem 35,896
38 Chatelet 35,238
39 Ieper 35,089
40 Ninove 34,795
41 Geel 34,697
42 Halle 34,479
43 Hoboken 34,443
44 Knokke-Heist 33,781
45 Schoten 33,622
46 Grimbergen 33,561
47 Lier 33,272
48 Mol 32,659
49 Wavre 32,112
50 Binche 32,030
51 Lommel 31,993
52 Menen 31,916
53 Tienen 31,743
54 Evergem 31,615
55 Heusden 31,017
56 Wevelgem 30,954
57 Geraardsbergen 30,807
58 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw 30,446
59 Houthalen 30,050
59 Helchteren 30,050
60 Tongeren 29,816
61 Deinze 29,815
62 Waterloo 29,778
63 Bilzen 29,622
64 Louvain-la-Neuve 29,521
65 Courcelles 29,473
66 Asse 28,985
67 Zaventem 28,188
68 Oudenaarde 27,935
69 Aarschot 27,656

See also

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Notes

The Belgium Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Belgium delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Belgium (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Belgium in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.