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Netherlands


    • Population:
      15,452,903 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        18% (female 1,382,057; male 1,445,451)

        15-64 years:
        68% (female 5,184,224; male 5,369,018)

        65 years and over:
        14% (female 1,238,336; male 833,817) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      0.52% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      12.42 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      8.48 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      1.29 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      6 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        77.95 years

        male:
        74.9 years

        female:
        81.17 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      1.56 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Dutchman(men), Dutchwoman(women)

        adjective:
        Dutch

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Dutch 96%, Moroccans, Turks, and other 4% (1988)

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic 34%, Protestant 25%, Muslim 3%, other 2%, unaffiliated 36% (1991)

    • Languages:
      Dutch

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1979 est.)

        total population:
        99%

    • Labor force:
      6.4 million (1993)

        by occupation:
        services 71.4%, manufacturing and construction 24.6%, agriculture 4.0% (1992)






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