The last five databases
The FPB’s studies cover 11 main themes: Energy, Environmental economic accounts and analyses, International economy, Labour market, Macroeconomic forecasts and analyses, Public finances, Sectoral accounts and analyses, Social protection, demography and prospective studies, Structural studies, Sustainable development, Transport.
Belgium's population growth in 2022 is exceptionally high (+104 000 inhabitants) according to the new demographic projections. In the long term, however, the increase is less dynamic than in the past thirty years. Population growth in Flanders will remain relatively similar to that of recent decades. Wallonia is experiencing significantly lower growth than previously. In Brussels, the population will hardly increase in projection.
In collaboration with Statbel, the Federal Planning Bureau publishes annual population and household projections.
The population projections are based on a set of assumptions about the future evolution of mortality, fertility, international migration and internal migration. The FPB also produces household projections that are consistent with the population projections. These types of projections are relevant for various social aspects (e.g. increase in single-parent families or older single-person households) and economic aspects (impact on housing, transport, mobility, consumption, taxation, etc.) of life. Population and household projections are used in many FPB projection models.
For demographic projections, two models are used: