External migration; sex, age, marital status and country of birth

External migration; sex, age, marital status and country of birth

Sex Age Marital status Country of birth Periods Immigration (number) Emigration including administrative c... (number) Net migration including administrativ... (number) Administrative entries (number) Administrative removal (number) Net administrative corrections (number)
Total male and female Total Total marital status Total 2018 243,737 157,366 86,371 26,761 49,330 -22,569
Total male and female Total Total marital status Total 2019 269,064 161,029 108,035 24,372 46,245 -21,873
Total male and female Total Total marital status Western countries of birth (incl Neth... 2018 158,757 119,415 39,342 19,578 35,420 -15,842
Total male and female Total Total marital status Western countries of birth (incl Neth... 2019 173,331 122,952 50,379 17,688 33,535 -15,847
Total male and female Total Total marital status Non-western countries of birth 2018 84,980 37,951 47,029 7,183 13,910 -6,727
Total male and female Total Total marital status Non-western countries of birth 2019 95,733 38,077 57,656 6,684 12,710 -6,026
Total male and female Total Total marital status Africa 2018 18,212 7,063 11,149 2,331 3,957 -1,626
Total male and female Total Total marital status Africa 2019 19,977 6,631 13,346 2,147 3,638 -1,491
Total male and female Total Total marital status America 2018 26,672 14,039 12,633 2,917 4,780 -1,863
Total male and female Total Total marital status America 2019 28,701 13,931 14,770 2,648 4,179 -1,531
Total male and female Total Total marital status Asia 2018 44,964 21,932 23,032 1,465 5,300 -3,835
Total male and female Total Total marital status Asia 2019 50,921 22,627 28,294 1,376 4,758 -3,382
Total male and female Total Total marital status Europe (incl The Netherlands) 2018 151,680 112,659 39,021 20,020 35,019 -14,999
Total male and female Total Total marital status Europe (incl The Netherlands) 2019 167,182 116,145 51,037 18,175 33,453 -15,278
Total male and female Total Total marital status Oceania 2018 2,209 1,673 536 28 274 -246
Total male and female Total Total marital status Oceania 2019 2,283 1,695 588 26 217 -191
Source: CBS.
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Table description


Immigration and emigration in the Netherlands and the administrative corrections by country of birth, sex, age and marital status.

Data available from: 1995

Status of the figures:
All data recorded in this publication are final data.

Changes as from 20 October 2020:
Data of 2019 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The final figures of 2020 will be added in the second quarter of 2021 in this publication.

Description topics

Immigration
People moving to the Netherlands from another country.
All persons who enter the Netherlands with the intention of staying in the country for a certain period of time. For people arriving in the Netherlands, registration is obligatory if they stay in the country for at least four months during the first six months following registration.

Break in series external migration
As a result of an improved production process, a small shift has occurred in the figures on external migration.
From 2010 the following changes have been implemented.
- previously missed reports are now included;
- administrative entries preceding emigration are now considered as immigration
- administrative removals followed by immigration are now considered as emigration

Break in series of late reports
Up to 2010 reports of events in a certain year received at Statistics Netherlands after 15 February of the following year - the so-called late reports - were ignored. As a result of an improvement in the production method, late reports received in the year of publication will be included in the figures for the year of publication.
Emigration including administrative c...
Emigration including administrative corrections
People leaving for another country plus people removed on administrative grounds, minus people entered on administrative grounds.
Data on emigration including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of emigration than data on emigration excluding net administrative corrections.

Break in series external migration
As a result of an improved production process, a small shift has occurred in the figures on external migration.
From 2010 the following changes have been implemented.
- previously missed reports are now included;
- administrative entries preceding emigration are now considered as immigration
- administrative removals followed by immigration are now considered as emigration

Break in series of late reports
Up to 2010 reports of events in a certain year received at Statistics Netherlands after 15 February of the following year - the so-called late reports - were ignored. As a result of an improvement in the production method, late reports received in the year of publication will be included in the figures for the year of publication.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country.
All persons who leave the Netherlands to live in another country for a certain period of time. People leaving the country are obliged to notify the authorities if they intend to live outside the Netherlands for at least eight months in the first year following this notification.

Administrative correction:
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.
Net migration including administrativ...
Net migration including administrative corrections:
The number of people arriving minus the number of people departing, including the balance of administrative corrections.
Data on net migration including net administrative corrections give a better impression of the true level of net migration than data on migration excluding net administrative corrections.

Break in series external migration
As a result of an improved production process, a small shift has occurred in the figures on external migration.
From 2010 the following changes have been implemented.
- previously missed reports are now included;
- administrative entries preceding emigration are now considered as immigration
- administrative removals followed by immigration are now considered as emigration

Break in series of late reports
Up to 2010 reports of events in a certain year received at Statistics Netherlands after 15 February of the following year - the so-called late reports - were ignored. As a result of an improvement in the production method, late reports received in the year of publication will be included in the figures for the year of publication.

Administrative correction:
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.
Administrative entries
Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Break in series external migration
As a result of an improved production process, a small shift has occurred in the figures on external migration.
From 2010 the following changes have been implemented.
- previously missed reports are now included;
- administrative entries preceding emigration are now considered as immigration
- administrative removals followed by immigration are now considered as emigration

Break in series of late reports
Up to 2010 reports of events in a certain year received at Statistics Netherlands after 15 February of the following year - the so-called late reports - were ignored. As a result of an improvement in the production method, late reports received in the year of publication will be included in the figures for the year of publication.
Administrative removal
Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.

Break in series external migration
As a result of an improved production process, a small shift has occurred in the figures on external migration.
From 2010 the following changes have been implemented.
- previously missed reports are now included;
- administrative entries preceding emigration are now considered as immigration
- administrative removals followed by immigration are now considered as emigration

Break in series of late reports
Up to 2010 reports of events in a certain year received at Statistics Netherlands after 15 February of the following year - the so-called late reports - were ignored. As a result of an improvement in the production method, late reports received in the year of publication will be included in the figures for the year of publication.
Net administrative corrections
Administrative entries minus administrative removals.

Break in series external migration
As a result of an improved production process, a small shift has occurred in the figures on external migration.
From 2010 the following changes have been implemented.
- previously missed reports are now included;
- administrative entries preceding emigration are now considered as immigration
- administrative removals followed by immigration are now considered as emigration

Break in series of late reports
Up to 2010 reports of events in a certain year received at Statistics Netherlands after 15 February of the following year - the so-called late reports - were ignored. As a result of an improvement in the production method, late reports received in the year of publication will be included in the figures for the year of publication.

Administrative entry:
Decision by a municipality, at the request of the person concerned, to include that person in its population while it has no knowledge of birth, immigration or establishment of that person from another municipality in the Netherlands.

Administrative removal:
Decision by a municipality no longer to include a person in its population, once it has established that the address of the person is unknown, the person cannot be contacted and probably no longer resides in a municipality in the Netherlands.