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Netherlands: People & Society#

Population16,877,351 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.42% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 16.9% (male 1,460,234/female 1,393,766)
15-24 years: 12.2% (male 1,046,323/female 1,006,114)
25-54 years: 40.4% (male 3,423,777/female 3,399,378)
55-64 years: 12.9% (male 1,088,860/female 1,094,574)
65 years and over: 17.1% (male 1,331,258/female 1,633,067) (2014 est.)
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: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate10.83 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate8.57 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsDutch 80.7%, EU 5%, Indonesian 2.4%, Turkish 2.2%, Surinamese 2%, Moroccan 2%, Caribbean 0.8%, other 4.8% (2008 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.66 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.95 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.35 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesDutch (official)
note: Frisian, Low Saxon, and Limburgish are recognized as regional languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 81.12 years
male: 79.02 years
female: 83.34 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Dutchman(men), Dutchwoman(women)
adjective: Dutch
Net migration rate1.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 28%, Protestant 19% (includes Dutch Reformed 9%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands, 7%, Calvinist 3%), other 11% (includes about 5% Muslim and lesser numbers of Hindu, Buddhist, Jehovah's Witness, and Orthodox), none 42% (2009 est.)
Total fertility rate1.78 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.2% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS22,000 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Median agetotal: 42.1 years
male: 41.2 years
female: 42.9 years (2014 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 18 years
male: 18 years
female: 18 years (2011)
Education expenditures5.9% of GDP (2011)
Urbanizationurban population: 83.2% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.74% annual rate of change (2010-15 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 (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: 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 (2012 est.)
Major urban areas - populationAMSTERDAM (capital) 1.056 million; Rotterdam 1.014 million; The Hague (seat of government) 635,000 (2011)
Maternal mortality rate6 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures12% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.92 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Hospital bed density4.7 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate18.8% (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 9.5%
male: 8.9%
female: 10% (2012)
Mother's mean age at first birth29.4 (2011 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate69%
note: percent of women aged 18-45 (2008)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 52.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 25.9 %
elderly dependency ratio: 26.8 %
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2014 est.)