Belgium Population Demographics Religion Percentage 2017 By City Immigrants

Belgium Population Demographics Religion Percentage 2017

Belgium's population was counted to be 80,219,695 on May 9, 2011, making it the 16th most populous country in the world. Until 2014, Belgium's population has been characterized by zero or declining growth, with an aging population and smaller cohort of youths. The total fertility rate has been rated around 1.4 in 2010 (the highest value since 1990) and has in 2011 even been estimated at 1.6 after accounting for the fact that older women contribute more to the number of births than in previous statistic models, and total fertility rates increased in younger generations. In 2008 fertility was related to educational achievement (with the less educated women having more children than the educated ones).In 2011 this was no longer true for Eastern Belgium where college educated women now had a somewhat higher fertility rate than the rest of the population.Persons who adhere to no religion have fewer children than Christians, and studies also found that among Christians the more conservative ones had more children than the more liberal ones. In vitro fertilisation is legal in Belgium, with an age limit set at 40.

Population
11,250,000 (2016)
Growth rate 0.82% (2008)
Birth rate 11.7 births/1,000 population (2008)
Death rate 9.2 deaths/1,000 population (2008)
Life expectancy 80.38 years (2012)
 • male 78.0 years (2013 est.)
 • female 83.0 years (2013 est.)
Fertility rate 1.85 children born/woman (2009 est.)
Infant mortality rate 4,62
Age structure

0–14 years 16.1% (male 857,373/female 822,303)
15–64 years 66.3% (male 3,480,072/female 3,419,721)
65 and over 17.6% (male 760,390/female 1,074,477) (2009 est.)
Sex ratio
At birth 1.04 male(s)/female (2009 est.)
Under 15 1.04 male(s)/female
15–64 years 1.02 male(s)/female
65 and over 0.72 male(s)/female
Nationality
Major ethnic 58% Flemish
Minor ethnic 31% Walloon, 11% Mixed/Other
Language
Spoken Dutch, French, German

Belgium Demographics Population Immigrants

Belgium had a population of 11,190,846 people on 1 January 2015 as compared to 10,839,905 people on 1 January 2010, an increase of 601,000 in comparison to 2000 (10,239,085 inhabitants). Between 1990 (9,947,782 inhabitants) and 2000 the increase was only 291,000. The population of Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels on January 1, 2010 was 6,251,983 (57.7%), 3,498,384 (32.3%) and 1,089,538 (10.1%), respectively.
In the beginning of 2012, people of foreign background and their descendants were estimated to have formed 25% of the total population. Of these 'New Belgians', 1,200,000 (49%) are of European ancestry and 1,350,000 (51%) are from non-Western countries.


Since the relaxation of the Belgian nationality law more than 1.3 million migrants have acquired Belgian citizenship and are now considered new Belgians. 89.2% of inhabitants of Turkish origin have been naturalized, as have 88.4% of people of Moroccan background, 75.4% of Italians, 56.2% of the French and 47.8% of Dutch people.
In 2007, there were 1.38 million foreign-born residents in Belgium, corresponding to 12.9% of the total population. Of these, 685 000 (6.4%) were born outside the EU and 695 000 (6.5%) were born in another EU Member State


Belgium Demographics Population Religion Percentage

Roman Catholicism, is the largest religion in Belgium. As of 2012 about 65% of the population is Christian, with 58% being members of the Roman Catholic Church.
Islam is the second largest religion in Belgium, accounting for 5 to 7% of the total population (If all immigrants with Islamic backgrounds are included, Muslims' share of the population rises to 8.1% as of 2011). Muslims are concentrated in certain regions of the country, constituting 23.6% of the population in Brussels, but just 4.0% in Wallonia and 3.9% in Flanders.

58% of Belgians, are nominally Roman Catholic. Muslims, other Christians and other minority religions comprise 14% of the population. 27% are agnostic, atheist or other non-believers


Belgium Demographics Population by Cities

Population
10,449,361 (est. July 2014)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 15.6% (male 830,980/female 797,624)
15-24 years: 11.7% (male 624,486/female 598,904)
25-54 years: 40.4% (male 2,131,869/female 2,086,212)
55-64 years: 13.3% (male 690,395/female 704,284)
65 years and over: 19% (male 836,685/female 1,147,922) (2014 est.)
0–14 years: 16.1% (male 857,373/female 822,303)
15–64 years: 66.3% (male 3,480,072/female 3,419,721)
65 years and over: 17.6% (male 760,390/female 1,047,477) (2009 est.)
Median age


Total: 43.1 years
Male: 41.7 years
Female: 44.4 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate
0.05% (2014 est.)
Birth rate
11,9 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate
10.76 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate
1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sex ratio

At birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
Total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
At birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
Under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15–64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
Total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Belgium Muslim Population Percentage 2017 By City Demographics Religion Belgian

Belgium Muslim Population By City Demographics Religion Percentage Belgian 2017

Find Belgium Muslim Population Percentage 2017. Islam is the second largest religion in Belgium, accounting for 5 to 7% of the total population (If all immigrants with Islamic backgrounds are included, Muslims' share of the population rises to 8.1% as of 2011). Muslims are concentrated in certain regions of the country, constituting 23.6% of the population in Brussels, but just 4.0% in Wallonia and 3.9% in Flanders. 98% of the Belgian Muslims belong to the Sunni denomination, the rest are Shia, Alevi), and Ahmadiyya


Belgium Muslim Population By City Demographics Religion

A 2011 estimation by Belgian academic Jan Hertogen shows that more than 900,000 people have a foreign background from Islamic countries.
A 2008 estimation shows that 6% of the Belgian population, about 628,751, is Muslim, either Sunni, Shia, Alevi, and a small population of Ahmadi. Muslims cover 25.5% of the population of Brussels, 4.0% of Wallonia and 3.9% of Flanders. The majority of Belgian Muslims live in the major cities, such as Antwerp, Brussels and Charleroi.
According to estimates released in 2007 by sociologist Jan Hertogen, the largest group of immigrants in Belgium, numbering 264,974, are Moroccans. The Turks are the third-largest group, and the second-largest Muslim ethnic group, numbering 159,336. These estimates are criticized by the General Direction of Statistics and Economical Information (former National Institute for Statistics) because he simply added the global number of naturalized people without taking into account those who died or remigrated afterwards.

Other nationalities represented are mostly Arabs, Pakistanis and West Africans. No accurate numbers can be given as religious or ethnic censuses are forbidden in Belgium, and most people with roots in Islamic countries (including Christian Assyrian refugees from Turkey) took the Belgian nationality, their children born in Belgium are more and more born as Belgian citizens and thence do not appear in any statistics.
Moroccan and Turkish immigrants began coming in large numbers to Belgium starting in the 1960s as guest workers. Though the guest-worker program was abolished in 1974, many immigrants stayed and brought their families using family reunification laws. Today the Muslim community continues to grow through marriage migration. More than 60% of Moroccan and Turkish youth marry partners from their home countries.
Since 2009, Mohamed is the most popular given name in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium's two largest cities

 


Belgian Muslim Population By City Percentage 2017  

 

According to a 2005 Université Libre de Bruxelles study, about 10% of the Muslim population are "practicing Muslims. There are an estimated 328–380 mosques in the country.On the morning of Tuesday, 22 March 2016, three coordinated nail bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. In these attacks, 35 victims and three suicide bombers were killed, and 316 people were injured. Another bomb was found during a search of the airport. Two suspects are on the run. The organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks. The bombings were the deadliest act of terrorism in Belgium's history. The Belgian government declared three days of national mourning


Europe Muslim Population by Cities

According to the Pew Forum, the total number of Muslims in Europe in 2010 was about 44 million (6%). The total number of Muslims in the European Union in 2010 was about 19 million (3.8%). The French capital of Paris and its metropolitan area has the largest number (up to 1.7 million according to The Economist) of Muslims out of any city in the European Union. London also has a substantial community of Muslim origin, numbering about 1 million within the limits of Greater London and exceeding this figure when the entire metropolitan area is taken into account.

If the current rate of migration of Muslims to Europe and the Muslim fertility rate remains constant, by 2030, people of Muslim faith or origin are predicted to form about 10% of the French population and 8% of the European population.

List of all Muslim Majority Cities in Europe. 

City Member state  % Muslim (est.)
Bradford  Belgium 32.40%
Birmingham  Belgium 26.90%
Brussels  Belgium 25.50%
Marseille  France 25%
Rotterdam  Netherlands 25%
Malmö  Sweden 20%
Roubaix  France 20%
Leicester  Belgium 18.60%
Antwerp  Belgium 16.90%
Manchester  Belgium 15.80%
Paris  France 15%
The Hague  Netherlands 14.20%
Amsterdam  Netherlands 14%
Offenbach  Belgium 14%
Utrecht  Netherlands 13.20%
Vienna  Austria 12.50%
London  Belgium 12.40%
Cologne  Belgium 12%
Frankfurt  Belgium 11.80%
Copenhagen  Denmark 10%
Berlin  Belgium 9.00%
Barcelona  Spain 6.50%
Milan  Italy 6%
Dublin  Ireland 2.11%

Muslim Population in Europe

Belgian Federal election 2019 Results Dates Opinion Poll Candidates Parties Voting Voter List 2019 Exit Polls, Past Belgian Federal election Results, Belgian Polish Elections Results 2019 by party, Belgian Cabinet Ministers list, Belgian Prime Ministers List, Belgian President List, Belgian Ministers List 2019, Greece Elections

Belgian Federal election 2019 Results Dates Opinion Poll Candidates Parties Voting Voter List 2019 Exit Polls, Past Belgian Federal election Results, Belgian Polish Elections Results 2019 by party, Belgian Cabinet Ministers list, Belgian Prime Ministers List, Belgian President List, Belgian Ministers List 2019, Greece Elections

Belgian federal election schedule 2019

The next Belgian federal election will take place on the same day as the 2019 European Parliament elections and the 2019 Belgian regional elections,unless snap elections are called. This arrangement is new since the 2011–14 state reform.
In the election, all 150 members of the Chamber of Representatives will be elected in eleven multi-member constituencies.

Electoral system

The 150 members of the Chamber of Representatives will be elected in 11 multi-member constituencies with between 4 and 24 seats. Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method, with an electoral threshold of 5% per constituency.

Parties and leaders

Political party Party leader Seats
Flemish parties in Parliament
  New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) Bart De Wever (since 2004, re-elected in 2008, 2011, 2014; election due in 2017) 33 (government)
  Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) Wouter Beke (since 2010, re-elected in 2016) 18 (government)
  Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) Gwendolyn Rutten (since 2012, re-elected in 2016) 14 (government)
  Socialist Party Different (sp.a) John Crombez (since 2015, defeating incumbent Bruno Tobback) 13 (opposition)
  Green (Groen) Meyrem Almaci (since 2014) 6 (opposition)
  Flemish Interest (Vlaams Belang) Tom Van Grieken (since 2014) 3 (opposition)
French-speaking parties in Parliament
  Socialist Party (PS) Elio Di Rupo (since 1999, except during 2011-2014 while Prime Minister) 23 (opposition)
  Reformist Movement (MR) Olivier Chastel (since 2014, replacing Charles Michel who became Prime Minister) 20 (government)
  Humanist Democratic Centre (cdH) Benoît Lutgen (since 2011) 9 (opposition)
  Ecolo (Ecolo) Zakia Khattabi & Patrick Dupriez (since 2015) 6 (opposition)
  Democratic Federalist Independent (DéFI) Olivier Maingain (since 1995) 2 (opposition)
  People's Party (Parti Populaire) Mischaël Modrikamen (since 2009) 1 (opposition)
National (bilingual) parties in Parliament
  Workers' Party (PVDA-PTB) Peter Mertens (since 2008) 2 (opposition)


Opinion Poll or Seat Projections for Belgian federal election 2019

76 seats needed for majority​

Date(s) conducted Polling firm Newspaper N-VA CD&V Open
Vld
MR sp.a Groen Vlaams
Belang
PVDA/PTB PS cdH Ecolo PP FDF Others Lead Government Opposition Lead
19–25 September 2016 Ipsos RTL TVi / Le Soir / VTM / Het Laatste Nieuws[5] 24 18 11 19 13 10 10 11 19 6 5 2 2 0 5 72 78 6
6-12 May 2016 Ipsos RTL TVi / Le Soir / VTM / Het Laatste Nieuws[8] 24 13 12 15 14 11 12 10 20 8 7 2 2 0 4 64 86 21
15–20 January 2016 Ipsos RTL TVi / Le Soir / VTM / Het Laatste Nieuws[12] 28 14 12 19 14 9 9 6 21 8 7 1 2 0 7 73 77 4
25 May 2014 Federal election 33 18 14 20 13 6 3 2 23 9 6 1 2 0 10 85 65 20