Population of the Netherlands in 2017, by background

Population of the Netherlands in 2017, by background This statistic shows the population of the Netherlands in 2017 by background. Of the nearly 17.1 million people living in the Netherlands in 2017, roughly 13.2 million people had a Dutch background and 3.8 million people had a foreign background, defined as first or second generation migrants. Of the non-Western population, the majority of the inhabitants had a Turkish background, as can be seen in this statistic on the background of the non-Western population in the Netherlands. The second-largest group is formed by the population with a Moroccan background. These groups consist of respectively roughly 400,000 and 391,000 people. According to a recent forecast, both the population with a Western background and the population with a non-Western background is likely to increase in the future. It is estimated that by 2060, approximately three million people in the Netherlands will have a non-Western background.
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Population
Total population17,081,507
Persons with a Dutch background13,218,754
Persons with a foreign background3,862,753
Population
Total population17,081,507
Persons with a Dutch background13,218,754
Persons with a foreign background3,862,753

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This statistic shows the population of the Netherlands in 2017 by background. Of the nearly 17.1 million people living in the Netherlands in 2017, roughly 13.2 million people had a Dutch background and 3.8 million people had a foreign background, defined as first or second generation migrants. Of the non-Western population, the majority of the inhabitants had a Turkish background, as can be seen in this statistic on the background of the non-Western population in the Netherlands. The second-largest group is formed by the population with a Moroccan background. These groups consist of respectively roughly 400,000 and 391,000 people. According to a recent forecast, both the population with a Western background and the population with a non-Western background is likely to increase in the future. It is estimated that by 2060, approximately three million people in the Netherlands will have a non-Western background.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
Netherlands
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
Persons with a Dutch background: someone whose parents were both born in the Netherlands.
Persons with a foreign background: someone who has at least one parent born abroad.

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