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Netherlands Demographics Profile

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Population
17,280,397 (July 2020 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 16.11% (male 1,425,547/female 1,358,894)
15-24 years: 11.91% (male 1,049,000/female 1,008,763)
25-54 years: 38.47% (male 3,334,064/female 3,313,238)
55-64 years: 13.69% (male 1,177,657/female 1,188,613)
65 years and over: 19.82% (male 1,558,241/female 1,866,380) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 55.6
youth dependency ratio: 24.4
elderly dependency ratio: 31.2
potential support ratio: 3.2 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 42.8 years
male: 41.6 years
female: 44 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
0.37% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
11 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
9.2 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 92.2% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 0.74% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
1.149 million AMSTERDAM (capital), 1.010 million Rotterdam (2020)
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: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 97.8 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
29.8 years (2017 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 3.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 81.7 years
male: 79.5 years
female: 84.1 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
1.77 children born/woman (2020 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
73% (2013)

note: percent of women aged 18-45

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.2% (2019 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
24,000 (2019 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<200 (2019 est.)
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 (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
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 (2017 est.)
Nationality
noun: Dutchman(men), Dutchwoman(women)
adjective: Dutch
Ethnic groups
Dutch 76.9%, EU 6.4%, Turkish 2.4%, Moroccan 2.3%, Indonesian 2.1%, German 2.1%, Surinamese 2%, Polish 1%, other 4.8% (2018 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 23.6%, Protestant 14.9% (includes Dutch Reformed 6.4%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands 5.6%, Calvinist 2.9%), Muslim 5.1%, other 5.6% (includes Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish), none 50.7% (2017 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; English is a recognized regional language on Sint Eustatius and Saba; Papiamento is a recognized regional language on Bonaire

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 19 years
male: 18 years
female: 19 years (2018)
Education expenditures
5.5% of GDP (2016)
Maternal mortality rate
5 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
10.1% (2017)
Physicians density
3.61 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
3.3 beds/1,000 population (2017)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
20.4% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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