Netherlands Population (LIVE)

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Netherlands Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Netherlands is 17,668,878 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • the Netherlands 2023 population is estimated at 17,618,299 people at mid year.
  • the Netherlands population is equivalent to 0.22% of the total world population.
  • the Netherlands ranks number 72 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Netherlands is 522 per Km2 (1,353 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 33,720 Km2 (13,019 sq. miles)
  • 91.6 % of the population is urban (16,143,184 people in 2023)
  • The median age in the Netherlands is 42.0 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 the Netherlands (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNetherlands
Global Rank
2024 17,671,125 0.30 % 52,826 29,998 42.1 1.64 524 91.9 % 16,233,370 0.22 % 8,118,835,999 72
2023 17,618,299 0.31 % 54,285 29,998 42.0 1.64 522 91.6 % 16,143,184 0.22 % 8,045,311,447 72
2022 17,564,014 0.36 % 62,318 29,998 41.8 1.64 521 91.4 % 16,048,486 0.22 % 7,975,105,156 71
2020 17,434,557 0.41 % 71,295 58,816 41.7 1.59 517 90.9 % 15,847,281 0.22 % 7,840,952,880 68
2015 17,041,107 0.51 % 84,798 57,677 41.2 1.66 505 89.6 % 15,273,879 0.23 % 7,426,597,537 65
2010 16,617,117 0.43 % 71,057 35,628 39.8 1.79 493 87.5 % 14,536,474 0.24 % 6,985,603,105 63
2005 16,261,831 0.45 % 72,539 13,610 38.1 1.71 482 83.2 % 13,524,212 0.25 % 6,558,176,119 60
2000 15,899,135 0.58 % 90,49321,650 36.4 1.72 472 76.9 % 12,230,482 0.26 % 6,148,898,975 59
1995 15,446,668 0.66 % 100,424 38,760 34.9 1.54 458 72.9 % 11,261,960 0.27 % 5,743,219,454 56
1990 14,944,548 0.58 % 85,769 32,373 33.5 1.61 443 68.8 % 10,278,933 0.28 % 5,316,175,862 53
1985 14,515,704 0.54 % 77,063 19,149 32.1 1.51 430 66.7 % 9,683,586 0.30 % 4,861,730,613 51
1980 14,130,387 0.67 % 93,284 24,210 30.4 1.60 419 64.8 % 9,160,398 0.32 % 4,444,007,706 48
1975 13,663,969 0.94 % 125,257 32,971 28.4 1.67 405 63.3 % 8,645,480 0.34 % 4,069,437,231 43
1970 13,037,686 1.21 % 152,379 24,024 27.5 2.57 387 61.5 % 8,017,334 0.35 % 3,695,390,336 40
1965 12,275,791 1.33 % 156,535 8,091 27.6 3.02 364 60.6 % 7,441,237 0.37 % 3,337,111,983 34
1960 11,493,117 1.31 % 145,042 -1,845 27.8 3.12 341 59.5 % 6,840,932 0.38 % 3,019,233,434 36
1955 10,767,906 1.30 % 134,870 -10,986 27.6 3.04 319 57.7 % 6,209,436 0.39 % 2,746,072,141 34
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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Netherlands Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNetherlands
Global Rank
2025 17,722,333 0.33 % 57,555 29,998 42.3 1.64 526 92.1 % 16,318,658 0.22 % 8,191,988,453 72
2030 17,943,803 0.25 % 44,294 29,998 42.9 1.64 532 92.9 % 16,670,530 0.21 % 8,546,141,327 74
2035 18,075,642 0.15 % 26,368 29,998 43.8 1.65 536 93.5 % 16,895,053 0.20 % 8,879,397,401 76
2040 18,096,392 0.02 % 4,150 29,998 44.7 1.66 537 93.9 % 16,990,243 0.20 % 9,188,250,492 78
2045 18,027,049 -0.08 % -13,869 29,998 45.5 1.66 535 94.2 % 16,982,955 0.19 % 9,467,543,575 77
2050 17,897,025 -0.14 % -26,005   46.4 1.65 531 94.6 % 16,927,938 0.18 % 9,709,491,761 77
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).

Netherlands Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the Netherlands
Life Expectancy
82.58 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.4
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in the Netherlands

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Amsterdam 741,636
2 Rotterdam 598,199
3 The Hague 474,292
4 Utrecht 290,529
5 Eindhoven 209,620
6 Tilburg 199,613
7 Groningen 181,194
8 Almere Stad 176,432
9 Breda 167,673
10 Nijmegen 158,732
11 Enschede 153,655
12 Haarlem 147,590
13 Arnhem 141,674
14 Zaanstad 140,085
15 Amersfoort 139,914
16 Apeldoorn 136,670
17 's-Hertogenbosch 134,520
18 Hoofddorp 132,734
19 Maastricht 122,378
20 Leiden 119,713
21 Dordrecht 119,260
22 Zoetermeer 115,845
23 Zwolle 111,805
24 Deventer 97,331
25 Delft 95,060
26 Alkmaar 94,853
27 Heerlen 93,084
28 Venlo 92,403
29 Leeuwarden 91,424
30 Amsterdam-Zuidoost 84,811
31 Hilversum 83,640
32 Hengelo 80,809
33 Amstelveen 79,639
34 Roosendaal 77,725
35 Purmerend 76,745
36 Oss 76,430
37 Schiedam 75,438
38 Spijkenisse 74,988
39 Helmond 74,740
40 Vlaardingen 73,798
41 Almelo 72,725
42 Gouda 71,952
43 Zaandam 71,708
44 Lelystad 70,741
45 Alphen aan den Rijn 70,251
46 Hoorn 68,852
47 Velsen-Zuid 67,758
48 Ede 67,670
49 Bergen op Zoom 66,256
50 Capelle aan den IJssel 65,255
51 Assen 62,237
52 Nieuwegein 61,489
53 Veenendaal 61,271
54 Zeist 60,949
55 Den Helder 59,569
56 Hardenberg 57,909
57 Emmen 57,010
58 Oosterhout 53,107
59 Doetinchem 49,906
60 Kerkrade 49,777
61 Kampen 48,980
62 Weert 48,662
63 Woerden 48,431
64 Sittard 48,400
65 Heerhugowaard 47,580
66 Rijswijk 47,299
67 Middelburg 46,485
68 Emmeloord 46,409
69 Zwijndrecht 45,696
70 Waalwijk 45,610

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Notes

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

The Population of the Netherlands (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 the Netherlands 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.