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.)