The total population of Belgium on 1 January 2016 stood at 11,289,900. Its population grew by 80,900 in 2015, of which 69,100 was due to immigration.
As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Belgium was estimated to be 29,500 (0.26% of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 40,000 (0.35% of the wider population).
The core Jewish population was estimated to be 31,800 in 1990 (0.32% of the wider population), and has therefore declined by 6% over 25 years.
Between 1990 and 2015, 3,234 Belgians have emigrated to Israel.
An estimated 45,000 Belgians qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
The Belgian Jewish community is concentrated in Brussels and Antwerp, with the latter having a substantial Haredi Jewish presence.