Population

If you are looking for statistics about the Belgian population, this is where you will find the answers to your questions:

  • How many people live in a particular  municipality, province or region in Belgium? 
  • How much has the population (of a particular municipality, province, region or Belgium as a whole) changed over recent years as a result of births, deaths, immigration or emigration? 
  • How will the various components of the population develop in future? 
  • Etc.

The"Population" section on the website of FPS Economy’s  Directorate-General for Statistics and Economic Information (DGSEI)External link (French-Dutch) contains information on the following  subjects: 

  • Population on a particular date, by place of residence, age and sex, marital status, nationality, etc. 
  • Change in population over the year: growth, births, deaths 
  • Separate information about the components of population movement: births and birth rate, deaths, mortality and life expectancy, internal and  international migration, changes of nationality, marriages and divorces 
  • Population forecasts for 2007-2060 
  • Other subjects such as surnames and first names, adoptions, euthanasia, cremations, height and weight of the population, etc.

The demographic statistics published by the Walloon Institute for Evaluation, Prospective and Statistics (IWEPS)External link (French) relate to population density, households, mortality and birth rate, population movement, population forecasts, structure of the foreign population, structure of the female population, structure of the male population and structure of the overall population.

Figures about the population and households in the Brussels-Capital Region (BCR)External link can be found on the BCR website (French-Dutch). It divides the subject into three sections: population structure, population movement  and households.

The Research Centre of the Flemish Government also publishes statistics about the populationExternal link (Dutch) (policy area: demographics). The demographic figures (by administrative district, municipality, region or province) cover population density, population ageing, population forecasts, households, life expectancy, population movement, types of cohabitation and birth-rate figures.