Population, households and population dynamics; from 1899

Population, households and population dynamics; from 1899

Periods Population on 1 January Persons with Surinamese background (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of birth Immigration Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of birth Immigration Suriname (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of birth Emigration including administrative c... Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of birth Emigration including administrative c... Suriname (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of birth Emigration excluding administrative c... Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of birth Emigration excluding administrative c... Suriname (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of origin / destination Immigration Indonesia, Suriname, The Netherlan... (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of origin / destination Immigration Suriname and The Netherlands Antilles (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of origin / destination Immigration Suriname (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of origin / destination Emigration excluding administrative c... Indonesia, Suriname, The Netherlan... (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of origin / destination Emigration excluding administrative c... Suriname and The Netherlands Antilles (x 1,000) Migration External migration By country of origin / destination Emigration excluding administrative c... Suriname (x 1,000)
2019 353.9
Source: CBS.
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Table description


The most important key figures about population, households, birth, mortality, changes of residence, marriages, marriage dissolutions and change of nationality of the Dutch population.

Data available from: 1899

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

Changes as of 9 april 2021:
The figures for the period 1987 to 1994 with regard to 'Emigration including the balance of the administrative corrections' have been corrected. The correction is due to duplications present in some of our source files. The differences are minimal.
The figures for 1997 with regard to Emigration, including the balance of the administrative corrections for persons with nationality 'European Union (excluding the Netherlands)', and persons with country of birth 'European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' have been corrected. The correction is due to a calculation error.
The topics 'Live born children, relative' and 'Sex ratio' have switched places.

Changes as of 24 March 2020:
The table has been revised.
The following changes have been made:

Population on January 1:
- The number of 'Women' in 2012 has been corrected.
- The figures for 'Migration background Suriname' and 'Migration background (former) Netherlands Antilles' have been changed for 1971 up to and including 1994. The changes are the result of a method change in the past, which was not reflected in the table at the time. The figures now match all other sections of StatLine.

Population development:
'Emigration' has been changed to 'Emigration including administrative corrections', 'Migration balance' has been changed to 'Migration balance including administrative corrections'. Figures on emigration, including the balance of administrative corrections, provide a better picture of actual emigration than figures on emigration excluding these corrections. Due to the change, the figures for 1977 up to and including 2016 have changed.

Live born children:
The 2015 figures for 'Live born children from mothers aged 25 to 29, relative' and 'Live born children from mothers aged 30 or older, relative' have been adjusted.

Mortality:
- The figures for 'Life expectancy at birth: men' and 'Life expectancy at birth: women' for 1950 up to and including 1962, 1972, 1982, 1991, 1999, 2009 and 2011 have been corrected.
- The figures for 'Mortality <1 year after birth, relative' for 1994 and 2011 have been corrected.
- The figure for 'Mortality <1 year after birth, relative' for 2011 has been corrected.
- The figures for 'Deceased by cause of death' have been removed from the table. (For more information: 3. LINKS TO RELEVANT TABLES AND ARTICLES).

Foreign migration by nationality:
- Various topics related to 'Emigration including administrative corrections' have been added.
- 'Total immigration' has been corrected for 1993 and 1996.
- 'Immigration, European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' has been adjusted for 2004 and 2013.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Dutch' has been corrected for 1995 and 2012.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Total non-Dutch' has been corrected for 1995 and 2012.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, European Union' has been adjusted for 2004, 2005 and 2013.

Foreign migration by country of birth:
- Various topics related to 'Emigration including administrative corrections' have been added.
- 'Total immigration' has been corrected for 1993 and 1996.
- 'Immigration, European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' has been adjusted for 1987 up to and including 1990 and for 2004.
- 'Immigration, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2012.
- 'Immigration, Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2012.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' has been adjusted for 1989, 1999 and 2004.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Indonesia' has been corrected for 1994.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 1997.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 1997.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Specific emigration areas' has been corrected for 1995.

Foreign migration by country of origin / destination:
- 'Total immigration' has been corrected for 1996.
- 'Immigration, European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' has been adjusted for 2004.
- 'Immigration, Indonesia, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2007 and 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Immigration, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Immigration, Indonesia' has been corrected for 2013.
- 'Immigration, Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, European Union (excluding the Netherlands)' has been adjusted for 1998 and 2004.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Indonesia, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Suriname and Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Netherlands Antilles' has been corrected for 2010 up to and including 2016.
- 'Emigration excluding administrative corrections, Turkey' has been corrected for 2012.

The corrections are the result of manual actions. The differences concern rounding differences and are minimal. The adjustments with regard to the European Union are generally the result of a changed calculation method.

When will the new figures be published?
The figures for the population development in 2019 and the population on 1 January 2020 will be published in the first quarter of 2021.

Description topics

Population on 1 January
Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area.
In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants of a given area are the people registered in the population register, whose address is located in that area.
Persons with Surinamese background
Someone with a Surinamese background:
Until 1995: a person born in Suriname or the child of a mother who is born in Suriname. Part of the data are estimates.
From 1995: a person of whom at least one parent was born in Suriname.

The country with which a person has the closest ties, based on his/her parents' country of birth or his/her own country of birth.
The migration background of a person with a first-generation migration background is defined as his or her country of birth.
The migration background of a person with a second-generation migration background is defined as his or her mother's country of birth, unless the mother's country of birth is the Netherlands. In that case, the migration background is defined as the father's country of birth.


Migration
A move between two geographic entities resulting in a change of municipality or country.

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.
External migration
People moving to the Netherlands from another country (immigration) or People leaving for another country (emigration).

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

By country of birth
International migration by country of birth
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.

In order to be counted as immigrants, these persons must be registered in the municipal population registers.
Up to and including September 1994: with the exception of a number of special cases, a person with the Dutch nationality was registered if they expected to stay in the Netherlands for longer than 30 days and for a person with a non-Dutch nationality if the expected duration of stay was more then 180 days.
From October 1994: people are registered if they expect to stay in the Netherlands for at least four months.

Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles
Immigration of persons born in Suriname or the (former) Netherlands Antilles.
From 1986 including Aruba.

(former) Netherlands Antilles:
Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Maarten.
Suriname
Immigration of persons born in Suriname.
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.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country.
Up to and including September 1994, people were removed from the population register if they were expected to leave the Netherlands for more than 360 days.
From October 1994, the expected duration of stay abroad is at least eight months. This always concerns emigration reported to the municipality.
For the period 1940 to 1946: including approximately 104 thousand deported Jews and approximately 39 thousand deported political prisoners, employed persons and soldiers in German military service who died abroad during the said period.

Administrative correction
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.
The greater part of these corrections relates to the processing of either the departures of persons who did not notify the local authorities or the subsequent arrivals.
Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles
Emigration including administrative corrections of persons born in Suriname or the (former) Netherlands Antilles.
From 1986 including Aruba.

Netherlands Antilles:
The islands of Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten.
Suriname
Emigration including administrative corrections of persons born in Suriname.
Emigration excluding administrative c...
Emigration excluding administrative corrections.

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.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country.
Up to and including September 1994, people were removed from the population register if they were expected to leave the Netherlands for more than 360 days.
From October 1994, the expected duration of stay abroad is at least eight months. This always concerns emigration reported to the municipality.
For the period 1940 to 1946: including approximately 104 thousand deported Jews and approximately 39 thousand deported political prisoners, employed persons and soldiers in German military service who died abroad during the said period.

Administrative correction
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.
The greater part of these corrections relates to the processing of either the departures of persons who did not notify the local authorities or the subsequent arrivals.
Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles
Emigration excluding administrative corrections of persons born in Suriname or the (former) Netherlands Antilles.

From 1986 including Aruba.

(former) Netherlands Antilles:
The islands of Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten.
Suriname
Emigration excluding administrative corrections of persons born in Suriname.
By country of origin / destination
External migration by country of origin or country of destination.
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.

In order to be counted as immigrants, these persons must be registered in the municipal population registers.
Up to and including September 1994: with the exception of a number of special cases, a person with the Dutch nationality was registered if they expected to stay in the Netherlands for longer than 30 days and for a person with a non-Dutch nationality if the expected duration of stay was more then 180 days.
From October 1994: people are registered if they expect to stay in the Netherlands for at least four months.
Indonesia, Suriname, The Netherlan...
Immigration of persons from Indonesia, Suriname and the (former) Netherlands Antilles.
From 1986 including Aruba.

Indonesia:
Indonesia, Dutch East Indies, Dutch New Guinea, Portuguese Timor.

(former) Netherlands Antilles:
Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Maarten.
Suriname and The Netherlands Antilles
Immigration of persons from Suriname and the (former) Netherlands Antilles.
From 1986 including Aruba.

(former) Netherlands Antilles:
Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Maarten.
Suriname
Immigration of persons from Suriname.
Emigration excluding administrative c...
Emigration excluding administrative corrections.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country.
Up to and including September 1994, people were removed from the population register if they were expected to leave the Netherlands for more than 360 days.
From October 1994, the expected duration of stay abroad is at least eight months. This always concerns emigration reported to the municipality.
For the period 1940 to 1946: including approximately 104 thousand deported Jews and approximately 39 thousand deported political prisoners, employed persons and soldiers in German military service who died abroad during the said period.

Administrative correction
Entries in and removals from the municipal population register for reasons other than birth, death, arrival, departure or municipal boundary change.
The greater part of these corrections relates to the processing of either the departures of persons who did not notify the local authorities or the subsequent arrivals.
Indonesia, Suriname, The Netherlan...
Emigration of persons to Indonesia, Suriname and the (former) Netherlands Antilles.
From 1986 including Aruba.

Indonesia:
Indonesia, Dutch East Indies, Dutch New Guinea, Portuguese Timor.

(former) Netherlands Antilles:
Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Maarten.
Suriname and The Netherlands Antilles
Emigration of persons to Suriname and the (former) Netherlands Antilles.
From 1986 including Aruba.

(former) Netherlands Antilles:
Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Maarten.
Suriname
Emigration of persons to Suriname.