25% of Dutch population will be 65 or older in 2030!

Forecast Dutch population: 3.5 Dutch million singles in 2029

The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has released data on the projected Dutch population growth in Holland in the next 10 years.  Population will increase from its present 17.2 million to about 18 million in 2029. The number of households will rise from 7.9 million now to 8.5 million in 2029, and  – remarklable – 3.5 million of these households will be singles.

2030 will see an estimated 4.2 million senior citizens – people aged 65 or over which is a respectable 920.000 more than in 2018 – almost 25% of the entire Dutch population.

More elderly than youngsters: in 2030 the number of citizens aged 0-20 will be at the same level as now: about 3,8 million. In 2030 for the first time in history there will be more senior citizens than youngsters.

The number of people aged between 20 and 65 will decrease from 10.1 million tot 10 million (56% of the population. In this age group the number of forty and fifty-aged will decline whilst there will be more thirty plus people.

In short: interesting figures for the travel industry to adept their product offer to these changing age groups

Forecast growth Dutch population –

sex and age by 2030

Year 2030
Sex Age Total number
Total number men and women Total 18.030.355
Total number men and women 0  -20 year 3.766.335
Total number men and women 20 – 65 year 10.030.071
Total number men and women 65 year or older 4.233.950
Men Total 8.953.885
Men 0 -20 year 1.931.896
Men 20 – 65 year 5.035.283
Men 65 year and older 1.986.706
Women Total 9.076.470
Women 0 – 20 year 1.834.439
Women 20 – 65 year 4.99.4788
Women 65 year and older 2.247.243
Sourc CBS