Average age of the population in the Netherlands 2008-2018

Average age of the population in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2018

by Brigitte van de Pas, last edited Aug 15, 2019
Average age of the population in the Netherlands 2008-2018 In the last decade, the average age of the Dutch population increased year on year. Whereas the population had an average age of nearly 40 years in 2008, ten years later the average age reached 41.8 years. As a result, in this period the grey population pressure (the ratio of the non-working population compared to the working population) increased as well, by eight percentage points.
 Historical development 

  Since the 1950s, the average age of the population has increased significantly. In nearly 70 years, the population’s average age grew by over ten years. This also caused a more than doubling of the grey population pressure in the country in this period, from 14 percent in 1950 to 32 percent in 2018. By 2060, the grey population pressure in the Netherlands is forecast to reach nearly 50 percent, meaning that for every working person in the country, there will also be a non-working person.

Comparison to Belgium

  The average age of the population in the Netherlands was comparable to the average age of the population in neighboring country Belgium, which reached 41.5 years in 2017. In Belgium too, the average age of the population is expected to increase in the future. By 2020, the average age here is forecast to reach nearly 41.9 years.
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