Dutch Culture

Population Statistics

The Netherlands

Population

17,016,967

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Dutch [official]

Religion

No Religion 54.1%
Catholic Christianity 20.1%
Protestant Christianity 14.8%
Islam 5.0%
Other 5.9%

[2019 est.]

Ethnicity

Dutch 75.4%
Other European 6.4%
Turkish 2.4%
Moroccan 2.4%
Indonesian 2.1%
Surinamese 2.1%
Other 9.3%

[2021 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

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67

68

 

Australians with Dutch Ancestry

336,549 
[Census, 2016]

Dutch in Australia

Population

70,172

[Census, 2016]

This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in the Netherlands.

Median Age

67 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 50.5%
Female 49.5%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

No Religion 37.1%
Catholic Christianity 30.0%
Presbyterian and Reformed Christianity 7.9%
Uniting Church Christianity 4.0%
Anglican Christianity 4.0%
Other Religion 11.8%
Not Stated 4.9%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Dutch 85.7%
German 2.9%
Australian 2.2%
English 2.1%
Other Ancestry 7.1%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

English 65.4%
Dutch 31.8%
German 0.4%
Other Languages 1.4%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 97.3% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 28.2%
New South Wales 24.1%
Queensland 20.0%
Western Australia 13.0%
Other 14.7%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 87.6%
2007 - 2011 4.4%
2012 - 2016 4.7%

[Census, 2016]

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