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 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... 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 2019 95,733 38,077 57,656 6,684 12,710 -6,026
Total male and female Total Total marital status Unknown country of birth 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 2019 28,701 13,931 14,770 2,648 4,179 -1,531
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) 2019 167,182 116,145 51,037 18,175 33,453 -15,278
Total male and female Total Total marital status Oceania 2019 2,283 1,695 588 26 217 -191
Total male and female Total Total marital status European Union (excluding Netherlands) 2019 112,869 67,711 45,158 2,467 15,075 -12,608
Total male and female Total Total marital status GIPS countries (European Union) 2019 21,095 12,202 8,893 385 2,115 -1,730
Total male and female Total Total marital status Middle and Eastern European EU countries 2019 56,685 32,287 24,398 1,424 9,691 -8,267
Total male and female Total Total marital status Afghanistan 2019 1,053 609 444 166 356 -190
Total male and female Total Total marital status Albania 2019 561 187 374 11 57 -46
Total male and female Total Total marital status Algeria 2019 195 88 107 20 49 -29
Total male and female Total Total marital status American Samoa 2019 1 0 1 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status American Virgin Islands 2019 5 -1 6 1 0 1
Total male and female Total Total marital status Andorra 2019 6 7 -1 1 4 -3
Total male and female Total Total marital status Angola 2019 203 133 70 74 109 -35
Total male and female Total Total marital status Anguilla 2019 1 0 1 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Antarctica 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Antigua and Barbuda 2019 2 2 0 0 1 -1
Total male and female Total Total marital status Armenia 2019 77 32 45 23 29 -6
Total male and female Total Total marital status Argentina 2019 1,030 440 590 9 45 -36
Total male and female Total Total marital status Aruba 2019 760 295 465 77 98 -21
Total male and female Total Total marital status Australia 2019 1,695 1,261 434 21 164 -143
Total male and female Total Total marital status Austria 2019 887 627 260 19 61 -42
Total male and female Total Total marital status Azerbaijan 2019 179 58 121 5 24 -19
Total male and female Total Total marital status Bahamas 2019 11 3 8 2 1 1
Total male and female Total Total marital status Bahrain 2019 33 17 16 1 1 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Bangladesh 2019 308 137 171 8 43 -35
Total male and female Total Total marital status Barbados 2019 10 8 2 0 2 -2
Total male and female Total Total marital status Belarus 2019 166 38 128 0 3 -3
Total male and female Total Total marital status Belgium 2019 4,164 2,302 1,862 91 324 -233
Total male and female Total Total marital status Belize 2019 7 4 3 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Benin 2019 25 15 10 1 4 -3
Total male and female Total Total marital status Bermuda 2019 15 8 7 0 2 -2
Total male and female Total Total marital status Bhutan 2019 12 21 -9 0 1 -1
Total male and female Total Total marital status Bolivia 2019 122 46 76 0 9 -9
Total male and female Total Total marital status Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019 145 55 90 2 11 -9
Total male and female Total Total marital status Botswana 2019 27 11 16 1 3 -2
Total male and female Total Total marital status Brazil 2019 4,316 1,649 2,667 85 238 -153
Total male and female Total Total marital status British Indian Ocean Territory 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status British Virgin Islands 2019 2 0 2 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Brunei 2019 36 28 8 0 3 -3
Total male and female Total Total marital status Bulgaria 2019 8,588 3,703 4,885 313 1,375 -1,062
Total male and female Total Total marital status Burkina Faso 2019 26 17 9 3 5 -2
Total male and female Total Total marital status Burundi 2019 48 73 -25 18 39 -21
Total male and female Total Total marital status Cambodia 2019 51 18 33 1 4 -3
Total male and female Total Total marital status Cameroon 2019 152 64 88 13 38 -25
Total male and female Total Total marital status Canada 2019 1,403 1,122 281 18 158 -140
Total male and female Total Total marital status Cape Verde 2019 229 101 128 63 92 -29
Total male and female Total Total marital status Cayman Islands 2019 4 2 2 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Central African Republic 2019 11 3 8 0 2 -2
Total male and female Total Total marital status Chad 2019 12 0 12 1 1 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Channel Islands 2019 11 15 -4 1 2 -1
Total male and female Total Total marital status Chile 2019 439 265 174 11 41 -30
Total male and female Total Total marital status China 2019 7,890 4,582 3,308 106 911 -805
Total male and female Total Total marital status Colombia 2019 1,508 665 843 93 161 -68
Total male and female Total Total marital status Comoros 2019 2 0 2 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Congo 2019 46 42 4 12 25 -13
Total male and female Total Total marital status Congo (Democratic Republic) 2019 184 162 22 57 122 -65
Total male and female Total Total marital status Cook Islands 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Costa Rica 2019 156 86 70 0 7 -7
Total male and female Total Total marital status Croatia 2019 572 185 387 1 28 -27
Total male and female Total Total marital status Cuba 2019 168 52 116 7 21 -14
Total male and female Total Total marital status Curaçao 2019 546 75 471 6 13 -7
Total male and female Total Total marital status Czechoslovakia (old) 2019 1,168 969 199 39 278 -239
Total male and female Total Total marital status (former) Czechoslovakia 2019 2,662 1,856 806 57 439 -382
Total male and female Total Total marital status Czech Republic 2019 590 352 238 11 52 -41
Total male and female Total Total marital status Cyprus 2019 365 198 167 2 43 -41
Total male and female Total Total marital status Denmark 2019 685 555 130 6 46 -40
Total male and female Total Total marital status Djibouti 2019 12 7 5 1 6 -5
Total male and female Total Total marital status Dominica 2019 6 5 1 0 2 -2
Total male and female Total Total marital status Dominican Republic 2019 662 289 373 130 204 -74
Total male and female Total Total marital status Dutch Caribbean 2019 26 7 19 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Ecuador 2019 339 186 153 12 42 -30
Total male and female Total Total marital status Egypt 2019 1,541 419 1,122 68 176 -108
Total male and female Total Total marital status El Salvador 2019 87 26 61 1 8 -7
Total male and female Total Total marital status Equatorial Guinea 2019 5 2 3 1 2 -1
Total male and female Total Total marital status Eritrea 2019 2,490 108 2,382 50 127 -77
Total male and female Total Total marital status Estonia 2019 325 179 146 6 41 -35
Total male and female Total Total marital status Eswatini 2019 6 7 -1 0 3 -3
Total male and female Total Total marital status Ethiopia 2019 1,180 228 952 105 195 -90
Total male and female Total Total marital status Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Faroe Islands 2019 6 2 4 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2019 205 75 130 5 16 -11
Total male and female Total Total marital status Fiji 2019 14 3 11 0 0 0
Total male and female Total Total marital status Finland 2019 1,135 888 247 6 92 -86
Total male and female Total Total marital status France 2019 5,276 3,626 1,650 92 526 -434
Total male and female Total Total marital status French Guyana 2019 40 28 12 15 23 -8
Total male and female Total Total marital status French Polynesia 2019 9 4 5 0 1 -1
Total male and female Total Total marital status Gabon 2019 12 6 6 2 4 -2
Total male and female Total Total marital status Gambia 2019 206 35 171 13 32 -19
Total male and female Total Total marital status Gaza Strip and West Bank 2019 90 17 73 2 13 -11
Total male and female Total Total marital status Georgia 2019 145 57 88 6 15 -9
Total male and female Total Total marital status Germany 2019 11,335 8,525 2,810 221 1,094 -873
Total male and female Total Total marital status Ghana 2019 960 312 648 128 217 -89
Total male and female Total Total marital status Gibraltar 2019 7 3 4 0 1 -1
Total male and female Total Total marital status Greece 2019 4,272 2,012 2,260 93 415 -322
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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.