Population of the Netherlands in 2017, by background (western and non-western)

Population of the Netherlands in 2017, by western and non-western background This statistic displays the population of the Netherlands in 2017, by background. Of the approximately 17.1 million people living in the Netherlands on January 1, 2017, roughly 13.2 million people had a Dutch background.
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Population
Total Population17,081,507
Dutch background13,218,754
Total foreign background3,862,753
Non-Western foreign background2,173,723
Western foreign background1,689,030
Population
Total Population17,081,507
Dutch background13,218,754
Total foreign background3,862,753
Non-Western foreign background2,173,723
Western foreign background1,689,030

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This statistic displays the population of the Netherlands in 2017, by background. Of the approximately 17.1 million people living in the Netherlands on January 1, 2017, roughly 13.2 million people had a Dutch background.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
Netherlands
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
Perons with a Dutch background: someone whose parents were both born in the Netherlands.
Persons with a foreign background: first or second generation.
Western: someone from Europe (excluding Turkey), North America, Oceania, Indonesia or Japan. Because of their socioeconomic and cultural background people from Indonesia and Japan are also considered Western. This involves mainly people from the former Dutch East Idies and employees of Japanese companies.
All others are considered non-Western (first or second generation).

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