Life expectancy in the Caribbean Netherlands differs slightly from that in the Netherlands

28/03/2014 14:00

The Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba) have been part of the Netherlands since 10 October 2010. Statistics Netherlands presents statistics on the Caribbean Netherlands separately, and does not integrate them with existing statistics. Thisarticle describes the method and results of life expectancy calculations for the Caribbean Netherlands. As – because of the relatively small population - the standard life expectancy calculation method is not suitable for the Caribbean Netherlands, the method was adjusted.