Population of Netherlands 2017

Population

Current population of Netherlands is 17,084,719 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Dutchman(men), Dutchwoman(women)
adjective: Dutch

Ethnic Groups

Dutch 78.6%, EU 5.8%, Turkish 2.4%, Indonesian 2.2%, Moroccan 2.2%, Surinamese 2.1%, Bonairian, Saba Islander, Sint Eustatian 0.8%, other 5.9% (2014 est.)

Languages

Dutch (official)

note: Frisian is an official language in Fryslan province; Frisian, Low Saxon, Limburgish, Romani, and Yiddish have protected status under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages; Dutch is the official language of the three special municipalities of the Caribbean Netherlands, while English is a recognized regional language on Sint Eustatius and Saba and Papiamento is a recognized regional language on Bonaire

Religions

Roman Catholic 28%, Protestant 19% (includes Dutch Reformed 9%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands, 7%, Calvinist 3%), other 11% (includes about 5% Muslim and fewer numbers of Hindu, Buddhist, Jehovah’s Witness, and Orthodox), none 42% (2009 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 16.41% (male 1,434,919/female 1,368,437)
15-24 years: 12.07% (male 1,051,319/female 1,010,969)
25-54 years: 39.52% (male 3,387,716/female 3,364,010)
55-64 years: 13.28% (male 1,128,484/female 1,139,703)
65 years and over: 18.73% (male 1,449,752/female 1,749,410) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 53.1
youth dependency ratio: 25.6
elderly dependency ratio: 27.4
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 42.5 years
male: 41.4 years
female: 43.4 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.4% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

10.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

8.9 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

an area known as the Randstad, anchored by the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague, and Utrecht, is the most densely populated region; the north tends to be less dense, though sizeable communities can be found throughout the entire country

Urbanization

urban population: 91.5% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.72% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

AMSTERDAM (capital) 1.091 million; Rotterdam 993,000; The Hague (seat of government) 650,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

29.6 years (2015 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

7 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 3.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 81.3 years
male: 79.2 years
female: 83.6 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.78 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

73%

note: percent of women aged 18-45 (2013)

Health Expenditures

10.9% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

3.35 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

4.7 beds/1,000 population (2009)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 97.5% of population
rural: 99.9% of population
total: 97.7% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.5% of population
rural: 0.1% of population
total: 2.3% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.2% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

23,000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<200 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

21.9% (2014)

Education Expenditures

5.6% of GDP (2013)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 18 years
male: 18 years
female: 18 years (2012)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 11.3%
male: 11.3%
female: 11.2% (2015 est.)