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Netherlands Demographics Profile 2018

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Population17,084,719 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 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 ratiostotal dependency ratio: 53.1
youth dependency ratio: 25.6
elderly dependency ratio: 27.4
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 42.6 years
male: 41.5 years
female: 43.6 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate0.39% (2017 est.)
Birth rate10.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate8.9 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 91.5% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.72% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationAMSTERDAM (capital) 1.091 million; Rotterdam 993,000; The Hague (seat of government) 650,000 (2015)
Sex ratioat 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 birth29.6 years (2015 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 81.4 years
male: 79.3 years
female: 83.7 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate1.78 children born/woman (2017 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate73%
note: percent of women aged 18-45 (2013)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.2% (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS23,000 (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths<200 (2016 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
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 accessimproved:
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.)
Nationalitynoun: Dutchman(men), Dutchwoman(women)
adjective: Dutch
Ethnic groupsDutch 77.4%, EU 6.2%, Turkish 2.3%, Moroccan 2.3%, Indonesian 2.1%, Surinamese 2%, other 7.7% (2017 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 23.7%, Protestant 15.5% (includes Dutch Reformed 6.5%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands 5.7%, Calvinist 3.3%), Islam 4.9%, other 5.7% (includes Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish), none 50.1% (2015 est.)
LanguagesDutch (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, and Papiamento is a recognized regional language on Bonaire
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 18 years
male: 18 years
female: 18 years (2012)
Education expenditures5.6% of GDP (2013)
Maternal mortality rate7 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures10.9% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density3.35 physicians/1,000 population (2014)
Hospital bed density4.7 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate20.4% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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