Population of the Netherlands in 2016, by background

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Total population16,979,120
Persons with a Dutch background13,226,829
Persons with a foreign background3,752,291
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This statistic shows the population of the Netherlands in 2016 by background. Of the nearly 17 million people living in the Netherlands in 2016, roughly 13.2 million people had a Dutch background and nearly 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 397,000 and 386,000 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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