Population forecast, Caribbean Netherlands 2020-2050
Between 1 January 2011 and 1 January 2020, the population of the Caribbean Netherlands rose from 21 thousand to 26 thousand. This represents over 2 percent population growth per year. Until 2024 inclusive, the forecast also projects an annual population growth rate of around 2 percent, followed by gradual decline. The growth is projected to last until 2046. By that time, the Caribbean Netherlands will have nearly 35 thousand inhabitants.
This paper outlines the most important findings and differences relative to the previous forecast. Several extra observations have been included in the population forecast update, namely the figures from January 2019 to May 2020 inclusive. These extra observations mainly have an impact on the starting values of immigration and emigration in 2020.