The Population of Belgium 2023

Belgium Population 2023

The Population of Belgium 2023

The current estimated population of Belgium, as of November 7, 2022, is 11,707,760 according to Worldometer, which uses data from the United Nations. This population is estimated to have grown slightly since mid-2020 when the estimated population of Belgium was 11,589,623 people. In terms of the world population, Belgium represents approximately 0.15% of the total global population. The country is ranked 81st in terms of population among countries and dependencies.

In terms of population density, Belgium has a high density compared to other countries, with 383 people per square kilometer (991 people per square mile). The total land area of Belgium is 30,280 square kilometers (11,691 square miles). The majority of the population in Belgium is urban, with an estimated 98.3% of the population living in urban areas in 2020 (11,396,775 people).

The median age of the population in Belgium is 41.9 years, which is higher compared to many other countries. This can be attributed to the country’s strong economy, high standard of living, and the excellent healthcare system. The aging population in Belgium also reflects the country’s low fertility rate and the increasing number of older people in the country.

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Belgium’s Population in 2020 and it’s Historical

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Belgium
Global Rank
2020 11,589,623 0.44 % 50,295 48,000 41.9 1.71 383 98.3 % 11,396,775 0.15 % 7,794,798,739 81
2019 11,539,328 0.50 % 57,150 48,000 41.5 1.77 381 98.2 % 11,336,228 0.15 % 7,713,468,100 79
2018 11,482,178 0.55 % 62,430 48,000 41.5 1.77 379 98.1 % 11,268,675 0.15 % 7,631,091,040 79
2017 11,419,748 0.58 % 65,328 48,000 41.5 1.77 377 98.0 % 11,196,239 0.15 % 7,547,858,925 78
2016 11,354,420 0.59 % 66,480 48,000 41.5 1.77 375 98.0 % 11,122,008 0.15 % 7,464,022,049 77
2015 11,287,940 0.63 % 69,840 51,734 41.3 1.78 373 97.9 % 11,048,237 0.15 % 7,379,797,139 78
2010 10,938,739 0.73 % 78,371 58,854 40.9 1.82 361 97.7 % 10,681,812 0.16 % 6,956,823,603 76
2005 10,546,886 0.51 % 52,971 43,912 40.3 1.68 348 97.4 % 10,272,952 0.16 % 6,541,907,027 75
2000 10,282,033 0.19 % 19,146 10,174 39.0 1.60 340 97.1 % 9,986,809 0.17 % 6,143,493,823 76
1995 10,186,305 0.36 % 35,952 21,389 37.6 1.61 336 96.8 % 9,857,972 0.18 % 5,744,212,979 71
1990 10,006,544 0.18 % 17,993 8,511 36.5 1.56 330 96.4 % 9,644,013 0.19 % 5,327,231,061 70
1985 9,916,578 0.10 % 9,517 3,696 35.3 1.60 327 95.9 % 9,512,967 0.20 % 4,870,921,740 67
1980 9,868,995 0.20 % 19,482 14,705 34.3 1.70 326 95.4 % 9,413,159 0.22 % 4,458,003,514 58
1975 9,771,586 0.29 % 27,881 14,196 34.3 2.01 323 94.5 % 9,232,201 0.24 % 4,079,480,606 58
1970 9,632,180 0.40 % 37,648 9,458 34.6 2.39 318 93.8 % 9,039,111 0.26 % 3,700,437,046 55
1965 9,443,939 0.60 % 55,315 7,661 34.9 2.65 312 93.1 % 8,795,839 0.28 % 3,339,583,597 43
1960 9,167,365 0.62 % 56,018 9,327 35.1 2.50 303 92.5 % 8,476,183 0.30 % 3,034,949,748 47
1955 8,887,274 0.57 % 49,951 10,742 34.6 2.37 294 92.0 % 8,174,277 0.32 % 2,773,019,936 43

Source: The estimation of Belgium’s population is from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. ( World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision).

Belgium Population Future Forecast

24,000

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population Belgium
Global Rank
2020 11,589,623 0.53 % 60,337 48,000 41.9 1.71 383 98.3 % 11,396,775 0.15 % 7,794,798,739 81
2025 11,757,510 0.29 % 33,577 24,000 42.8 1.71 388 98.8 % 11,613,585 0.14 % 8,184,437,460 83
2030 11,903,750 0.25 % 29,248 24,000 43.7 1.71 393 99.2 % 11,811,439 0.14 % 8,548,487,400 83
2035 12,026,483 0.21 % 24,547 24,000 44.5 1.71 397 99.6 % 11,983,927 0.14 % 8,887,524,213 86
2040 12,121,113 0.16 % 18,926 24,000 45.2 1.71 400 N.A. N.A. 0.13 % 9,198,847,240 88
2045 12,187,306 0.11 % 13,239 24,000 45.4 1.71 402 N.A. N.A. 0.13 % 9,481,803,274 89
2050 12,220,765 0.05 % 6,692   45.4 1.71 404 N.A. N.A. 0.13 % 9,735,033,990 91

Source: The estimation of Belgium’s population is from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. ( World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision).

Belgium Population Stats

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

82.17 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

2.4

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

2.9

(per 1,000 live births)

Main Cities by Population in Belgium

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Brussels 1,019,022
2 Antwerpen 459,805
3 Gent 231,493
4 Charleroi 200,132
5 Liege 182,597
6 Brugge 116,709
7 Namur 106,284
8 Leuven 92,892
9 Mons 91,277
10 Deurne 78,747
11 Aalst 77,534
12 Mechelen 77,530
13 La Louviere 76,668
14 Kortrijk 73,879
15 Hasselt 69,222
16 Ostend 69,011
17 Sint-Niklaas 69,010
18 Tournai 67,721
19 Genk 63,666
20 Seraing 60,737
21 Roeselare 56,016
22 Verviers 52,824
23 Mouscron 52,069
24 Beveren 45,179
25 Dendermonde 43,055
26 Beringen 40,930
27 Turnhout 39,654
28 Dilbeek 39,482
29 Heist-op-den-Berg 37,873
30 Sint-Truiden 37,859
31 Lokeren 37,567
32 Braine-l’Alleud 37,512
33 Brasschaat 37,040
34 Vilvoorde 36,955
35 Herstal 36,503
36 Maasmechelen 36,251
37 Waregem 35,896
38 Chatelet 35,238
39 Ieper 35,089
40 Ninove 34,795
41 Geel 34,697
42 Halle 34,479
43 Hoboken 34,443
44 Knokke-Heist 33,781
45 Schoten 33,622
46 Grimbergen 33,561
47 Lier 33,272
48 Mol 32,659
49 Wavre 32,112
50 Binche 32,030
51 Lommel 31,993
52 Menen 31,916
53 Tienen 31,743
54 Evergem 31,615
55 Heusden 31,017
56 Wevelgem 30,954
57 Geraardsbergen 30,807
58 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw 30,446
59 Houthalen 30,050
59 Helchteren 30,050
60 Tongeren 29,816
61 Deinze 29,815
62 Waterloo 29,778
63 Bilzen 29,622
64 Louvain-la-Neuve 29,521
65 Courcelles 29,473
66 Asse 28,985
67 Zaventem 28,188
68 Oudenaarde 27,935
69 Aarschot 27,656

Note:

The live population counter for Belgium, provided by Worldometer via United Nations, uses a real-time processing algorithm (RTS) to constantly update the estimated current population of the country. The data used for this estimate is collected from the United Nations Population Division.

A chart showing the total population of Belgium from 1950 to 2019 is also available, with the population count recorded as of July 1st of each year.

Additionally, a chart plotting the yearly population growth rate is available, showcasing the annual percentage changes in the population recorded on July 1st of each year from 1951 to 2019. This value may differ from the yearly percentage change displayed in the historical table, which shows the equivalent percentage change over the last year, based on the assumption of homogeneous change over the preceding five-year period.

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