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 2020 220,853 152,494 68,359 21,267 40,600 -19,333
Total male and female Total Total marital status Total 2021 252,528 145,330 107,198 17,296 34,532 -17,236
Total male and female Total Total marital status Total 2022 403,108 179,310 223,798 13,970 37,060 -23,090
Total male and female Total Total marital status Africa 2020 14,707 5,841 8,866 1,799 3,027 -1,228
Total male and female Total Total marital status Africa 2021 17,215 6,059 11,156 1,480 2,820 -1,340
Total male and female Total Total marital status Africa 2022 23,586 6,325 17,261 1,271 2,670 -1,399
Total male and female Total Total marital status America 2020 22,482 13,175 9,307 2,492 3,762 -1,270
Total male and female Total Total marital status America 2021 25,605 11,514 14,091 1,876 2,575 -699
Total male and female Total Total marital status America 2022 29,328 12,926 16,402 1,478 2,558 -1,080
Total male and female Total Total marital status Asia 2020 34,161 21,961 12,200 1,203 4,565 -3,362
Total male and female Total Total marital status Asia 2021 51,414 18,066 33,348 1,065 3,999 -2,934
Total male and female Total Total marital status Asia 2022 68,449 17,686 50,763 964 2,953 -1,989
Total male and female Total Total marital status Europe (incl The Netherlands) 2020 148,096 109,821 38,275 15,755 29,008 -13,253
Total male and female Total Total marital status Europe (incl The Netherlands) 2021 157,284 108,561 48,723 12,852 25,005 -12,153
Total male and female Total Total marital status Europe (incl The Netherlands) 2022 280,178 141,339 138,839 10,236 28,800 -18,564
Total male and female Total Total marital status Oceania 2020 1,407 1,696 -289 18 238 -220
Total male and female Total Total marital status Oceania 2021 1,007 1,127 -120 22 133 -111
Total male and female Total Total marital status Oceania 2022 1,567 1,034 533 21 79 -58
Source: CBS.
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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 18 July 2023:
Data of 2020, 2021 and 2022 have been added.
CBS is in transition towards a new classification of the population by origin. Greater emphasis is now placed on where a person was born, aside from where that person’s parents were born. The term ‘migration background’ is no longer used in this regard. The main categories western/non-western are being replaced by categories based on continents and a few countries that share a specific migration history with the Netherlands. The new classification is being implemented gradually in tables and publications on population by origin. The new classification may also affect tables with characteristics such as country of birth, nationality and country of origin/country of destination. To match this new classification, in this table all items on external migration by country of birth referring to the groups 'western' and 'non-western' have been removed from the table. The removed information is permanently available in table 'External migration; sex, age, marital status and country of birth; 1995-2019' (see section 3).

When will new figures be published?
The final figures of 2023 will be added in the second quarter of 2024 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.