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Belgium: Administrative Division

Contents: Provinces and Arrondissements

The population of the provinces and arrondissements of Belgium according to official estimates.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, nationality).

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2021-01-01
Antwerpen [Antwerp]Province1,597,3101,628,7101,643,9721,676,8581,744,8621,813,2821,869,7301,875,524
Antwerpen [Antwerp]Arrondissement922,755933,388932,103948,858985,3321,027,3421,057,7361,059,839
MechelenArrondissement294,858300,692305,670311,472324,311335,418347,125348,539
TurnhoutArrondissement379,697394,630406,199416,528435,219450,522464,869467,146
Brabant Wallon [Walloon Brabant]Province315,358336,505349,884363,776379,515393,700406,019407,397
NivellesArrondissement315,358336,505349,884363,776379,515393,700406,019407,397
HainautProvince1,278,0391,286,6491,279,4671,286,2751,309,8801,335,3601,346,8401,345,947
AthArrondissement109,160111,834114,597117,903122,915126,476128,468128,610
CharleroiArrondissement394,745395,400388,719388,381392,167396,030396,962395,832
La LouvièreArrondissement133,939135,419134,708135,096137,299140,403141,470141,357
MonsArrondissement252,944252,872249,334248,986251,901257,804259,237259,007
SoigniesArrondissement90,11992,33493,55796,17998,878101,529105,179105,662
ThuinArrondissement84,97986,88587,94688,42789,85491,08791,72591,859
Tournai-MouscronArrondissement212,153211,905210,606211,303216,866222,031223,799223,620
LiègeProvince998,2131,015,0071,019,4421,034,0241,067,6851,094,7911,109,8001,109,067
HuyArrondissement93,28196,821100,020103,565107,832111,839113,869114,293
LiègeArrondissement590,153592,599585,678588,287604,062618,887625,765624,474
VerviersArrondissement251,917260,356265,546270,822280,203285,214288,277288,011
WaremmeArrondissement62,86265,23168,19871,35075,58878,85181,88982,289
LimburgProvince745,034771,613791,178809,942838,505860,204877,370880,397
HasseltArrondissement356,011365,977373,850383,035398,317410,587420,312422,100
MaaseikArrondissement207,851219,142227,864234,739242,788248,528252,115252,731
TongerenArrondissement181,172186,494189,464192,168197,400201,089204,943205,566
LuxembourgProvince230,827240,281246,820256,004269,023278,748286,752288,722
ArlonArrondissement48,57250,71351,90254,24157,85060,65662,99663,546
BastogneArrondissement37,45139,04740,57442,46645,06146,85749,08349,352
Marche-en-FamenneArrondissement45,98348,11450,35952,10854,21455,85756,77157,084
NeufchâteauArrondissement53,39754,93555,59857,23159,86162,09963,76364,354
VirtonArrondissement45,42447,47248,38749,95852,03753,27954,13954,386
NamurProvince421,224434,446443,903455,863472,281487,145495,832497,073
DinantArrondissement92,97496,90799,683102,570105,998108,941111,286111,812
NamurArrondissement269,378277,255282,727290,576301,472311,684318,231318,969
PhilippevilleArrondissement58,87260,28461,49362,71764,81166,52066,31566,292
Oost-Vlaanderen [East Flanders]Province1,331,6081,349,3821,361,6231,380,0721,432,3261,477,3461,525,2551,531,745
AalstArrondissement258,214260,547262,294263,914273,544283,609293,650296,014
DendermondeArrondissement182,335184,699186,484187,783192,521197,806202,411202,978
EekloArrondissement78,75879,42979,48479,67181,92183,51785,69286,583
Gent [Ghent]Arrondissement485,611490,790495,368505,267527,248544,959564,042565,061
OudenaardeArrondissement111,903113,707114,345115,379119,995122,629124,610125,020
Sint-NiklaasArrondissement214,787220,210223,648228,058237,097244,826254,850256,089
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) [Brussels]Region964,385951,580959,3181,006,7491,089,5381,175,1731,218,2551,219,970
Bruxelles-Capitale (Brussel Hoofdstad) [Brussels]Arrondissement964,385951,580959,3181,006,7491,089,5381,175,1731,218,2551,219,970
Vlaams-Brabant [Flemish Brabant]Province963,283995,2661,014,7041,037,7861,076,9241,114,2991,155,8431,162,084
Halle-VilvoordeArrondissement533,719549,165558,220572,697593,455617,330643,766649,086
LeuvenArrondissement429,564446,101456,484465,089483,469496,969512,077512,998
West-Vlaanderen [West Flanders]Province1,102,5011,121,1351,128,7741,138,5031,159,3661,178,9961,200,9451,203,312
Brugge [Bruges]Arrondissement263,071267,590270,866273,613276,313280,153282,745282,904
DiksmuideArrondissement47,05847,75247,99248,25949,67550,84451,69651,774
Ieper [Ypres]Arrondissement103,906104,372104,278104,272105,828106,295106,570106,455
KortrijkArrondissement275,731278,596278,311277,190281,112285,509292,493293,338
Oostende [Ostend]Arrondissement137,001141,136142,430146,496150,841154,577157,780158,153
RoeselareArrondissement137,448139,289140,465141,542145,024148,778154,494155,015
TieltArrondissement85,68787,16288,06188,52790,27491,91093,42893,726
VeurneArrondissement52,59955,23856,37158,60460,29960,93061,73961,947
België / Belgique [Belgium]Kingdom9,947,78210,130,57410,239,08510,445,85210,839,90511,209,04411,492,64111,521,238

Source: Statistics Belgium (web).


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2021)
Males5,677,211
Females5,844,027
Age Groups (E 2021)
0-17 years2,312,122
18-64 years6,979,995
65+ years2,229,121
Age Distribution (E 2021)
0-9 years1,251,844
10-19 years1,314,027
20-29 years1,400,394
30-39 years1,499,283
40-49 years1,502,379
50-59 years1,589,611
60-69 years1,367,238
70-79 years948,882
80-89 years528,560
90+ years119,930
Nationality (E 2021)
Belgium10,073,385
EU 27 (w/o UK)941,816
Europe (other)68,670
Asia178,867
Africa193,551
Other / Unknown Nationality64,949