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Contents: België / Belgique

Kingdom


11,521,238 Population [2021] – census

11,763,650 Population [2024] – estimate

30,689km² Area

383.3/km² Density [2024]

Contents: Provinces and Arrondissements

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

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

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1970-12-31
Population
Census
1981-03-01
Population
Census
1991-03-01
Population
Estimate
2001-01-01
Population
Census
2011-01-01
Population
Estimate
2016-01-01
Population
Census
2021-01-01
Population
Estimate
2024-01-01
Antwerpen [Antwerp]Province1,538,0001,569,8761,605,1671,645,6521,764,7731,824,1361,875,5241,926,522
Antwerpen [Antwerp]Arrondissement917,559918,144926,105931,567985,3321,033,6741,059,8391,087,249
MechelenArrondissement287,713292,325295,883306,413324,311337,339348,539359,299
TurnhoutArrondissement332,728359,407383,179407,672435,219453,123467,146479,974
Brabant Wallon [Walloon Brabant]Province234,328291,009321,144352,018382,866396,840407,397414,130
NivellesArrondissement234,328291,009321,144352,018379,515396,840407,397414,130
HainautProvince1,316,9481,301,4771,278,7911,279,8231,317,2841,337,1571,345,9471,360,074
AthArrondissement109,614109,883109,530115,287122,915126,967128,610130,448
CharleroiArrondissement427,181413,410394,715387,797392,167396,507395,832399,742
La LouvièreArrondissement137,723135,573134,451134,741137,299140,651141,357142,019
MonsArrondissement261,078257,234252,285249,153251,901257,860259,007260,855
SoigniesArrondissement84,65987,74290,63094,14798,878102,157105,662108,487
ThuinArrondissement80,02183,19585,24788,00989,85490,98891,85992,684
Tournai-MouscronArrondissement216,672214,440211,933210,689216,866222,027223,620225,839
LiègeProvince1,002,740999,413999,6461,020,0421,077,2031,098,6881,109,0671,119,038
HuyArrondissement85,86888,22194,111100,543107,832112,465114,293115,830
LiègeArrondissement618,229605,123588,705584,398604,062620,960624,474628,381
VerviersArrondissement239,242245,260253,500266,334280,203285,819288,011290,756
WaremmeArrondissement59,40160,80963,33068,76775,58879,44482,28984,071
LimburgProvince652,547716,888750,435794,785844,621863,425880,397900,098
HasseltArrondissement313,903345,414357,688375,303398,317412,770422,100431,328
MaaseikArrondissement172,275195,064210,590229,431242,788249,241252,731258,469
TongerenArrondissement166,369176,410182,157190,051197,400201,414205,566210,301
LuxembourgProvince217,954221,926232,813248,750271,352280,327288,722295,146
ArlonArrondissement47,58647,31148,94552,30157,85061,18063,54665,565
BastogneArrondissement36,43836,19937,83641,10345,06147,31949,35250,851
Marche-en-FamenneArrondissement39,43742,69746,52250,91154,21455,93457,08457,667
NeufchâteauArrondissement51,34451,48853,69655,74359,86162,36064,35465,901
VirtonArrondissement43,14944,23145,81448,69252,03753,53454,38655,162
NamurProvince387,255407,400423,317445,824476,835489,204497,073503,895
DinantArrondissement86,59288,92493,567100,298105,998109,755111,812113,173
NamurArrondissement245,472261,054270,670283,793301,472312,965318,969323,859
PhilippevilleArrondissement55,19157,42259,08061,73364,81166,48466,29266,863
Oost-Vlaanderen [East Flanders]Province1,310,1151,331,1921,335,7931,363,6721,445,8311,486,7221,531,7451,572,002
AalstArrondissement263,842262,469258,674262,337273,544285,041296,014304,838
DendermondeArrondissement175,530180,617182,691186,553192,521198,494202,978207,562
EekloArrondissement78,56179,92478,93179,42881,92183,57386,58389,175
Gent [Ghent]Arrondissement479,152485,565487,220496,608527,248550,372565,061578,015
OudenaardeArrondissement113,845112,501112,374114,390119,995123,008125,020128,081
Sint-NiklaasArrondissement199,185210,116215,903224,356237,097246,234256,089264,331
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) [Brussels]Region1,075,136997,293954,045964,4051,119,0881,187,8901,219,9701,249,597
Bruxelles-Capitale (Brussel Hoofdstad) [Brussels]Arrondissement1,075,136997,293954,045964,4051,089,5381,187,8901,219,9701,249,597
Vlaams-Brabant [Flemish Brabant]Province861,490932,920970,7011,018,4031,086,4461,121,6931,162,0841,196,773
Halle-VilvoordeArrondissement472,030518,191537,859560,138593,455622,234649,086669,330
LeuvenArrondissement389,460414,729432,842458,265483,469499,459512,998527,443
West-Vlaanderen [West Flanders]Province1,054,4311,079,2531,106,8291,130,0401,164,9671,181,8281,203,3121,226,375
Brugge [Bruges]Arrondissement241,813254,221264,093271,437276,313280,456282,904286,616
DiksmuideArrondissement49,19147,68047,30948,08249,67551,03051,77452,550
Ieper [Ypres]Arrondissement105,214103,893104,066104,320105,828106,154106,455108,129
KortrijkArrondissement263,840271,613276,417277,786281,112286,471293,338302,332
Oostende [Ostend]Arrondissement130,043132,204137,856142,946150,841154,919158,153160,032
RoeselareArrondissement133,670137,035137,860140,684145,024149,697155,015159,509
TieltArrondissement83,64584,72786,04588,03490,27492,12493,72695,620
VeurneArrondissement47,01547,88053,18356,75160,29960,97761,94761,587
België / Belgique [Belgium]Kingdom9,650,9449,848,6479,978,68110,263,41410,951,26611,267,91011,521,23811,763,650

Source: Statistics Belgium.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2022)
Males5,708,902
Females5,875,106
Age Groups (E 2022)
0-17 years2,318,719
18-64 years6,995,973
65+ years2,269,316
Age Distribution (E 2022)
90+ years125,789
80-89 years517,932
70-79 years980,558
60-69 years1,390,799
50-59 years1,586,001
40-49 years1,501,076
30-39 years1,510,266
20-29 years1,398,017
10-19 years1,330,825
0-9 years1,242,745
Citizenship (E 2022)
Belgium10,100,333
EU 27 (w/o UK)962,796
Europe (other)67,700
Asia186,319
Africa199,309
Other / Unknown Citizenship67,551