Caribbean Netherlands; population growth 2007-2015

Caribbean Netherlands; population growth 2007-2015

Caribbean Netherlands Periods Population on 1 January (source: CBS) Population on 1 January (source: CBS-NA) Live births Deaths Natural increase Immigration Emigration incl net adm corrections Migration Net migration between 3 islands (aantal) Population growth Population on 31 December (source: CBS) Population on 31 Dec (source: CBS-NA)
Caribbean Netherlands 2007 15,731 228 106 122 1,835 1,277 558 638 16,369
Caribbean Netherlands 2008 16,369 238 90 148 2,148 1,348 800 877 17,246
Caribbean Netherlands 2010 20,882 18,012 241 117 124 1,768 1,443 325 449 21,345 18,461
Caribbean Netherlands 2011 21,345 221 139 82 2,234 1,285 949 958 22,303
Caribbean Netherlands 2014 24,279 242 136 106 1,737 1,525 212 314 24,593
Caribbean Netherlands 2015 24,593 213 122 91 1,740 1,879 -139 -45 24,548
Bonaire 2007 11,515 180 77 103 1,275 800 475 578 12,093
Bonaire 2008 12,093 194 67 127 1,538 883 655 784 12,877
Bonaire 2010 15,518 13,389 183 84 99 1,234 1,035 199 298 15,823 13,687
Bonaire 2011 15,823 181 109 72 1,539 849 690 3 718 16,541
Bonaire 2014 18,413 207 98 109 1,213 824 389 19 492 18,905
Bonaire 2015 18,905 160 102 58 1,245 826 419 20 503 19,408
St. Eustatius 2007 2,694 30 18 12 236 183 53 45 2,739
St. Eustatius 2008 2,739 29 14 15 273 183 90 29 2,768
St. Eustatius 2010 3,583 2,886 47 18 29 244 170 74 103 3,689 2,989
St. Eustatius 2011 3,689 33 13 20 289 183 106 4 102 3,791
St. Eustatius 2014 4,020 24 22 2 171 310 -139 -14 -143 3,877
St. Eustatius 2015 3,877 36 11 25 170 849 -679 -25 -684 3,193
Saba 2007 1,522 18 11 7 324 294 30 15 1,537
Saba 2008 1,537 15 9 6 337 282 55 64 1,601
Saba 2010 1,781 1,737 11 15 -4 290 238 52 48 1,833 1,785
Saba 2011 1,833 7 17 -10 406 253 153 -7 138 1,971
Saba 2014 1,846 11 16 -5 353 391 -38 -5 -35 1,811
Saba 2015 1,811 17 9 8 325 204 121 5 136 1,947
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information about population developments due to birth, mortality and foreign migration on the islands of Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius.
Since 10 October 2010, the islands of Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius have the status of 'special municipalities' of the Netherlands.
Population figures for the period 2007-2009 are provided by the Central Bureau of Statistics Netherlands Antilles and Island Registries (CBS-NA).
From 2010 onwards, population figures are provided by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

Data available as from 2007 up to and including 2015.

Status of the figures:
All figures presented in the table are final.

In the years 2007 and 2008, the number of deceased persons on Saba and St Eustatius was estimated. As a result, population figures for Saba and St Eustatius over 2008 do not correspond to the figures on 31 December 2008 and 1 January 2009.

Changes as from 26 March 2018:
This table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore. This table will be replaced by Caribbean Netherlands; population, births, deaths, migration, see chapter 3.

Description topics

Population on 1 January (source: CBS)
Population at the beginning of the year.

Population:
The total number of people residing in islands of Caribbean Netherlands.
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.

Break in series as a result of method change.
From 2011, the figures are calculated using a new method, which has resulted in a break in series.

To reflect the break in series, figures for 2010 are presented according to the two calculation methods: the method used by the former Central Bureau of Statistics Netherlands Antilles and Island Registries, and the method now used by Statistics Netherlands.
These methods are described in the survey description (see table notes section 4).

The population of 1 January 2010, is calculated according to both methods.
It shows that the method used by Statistics Netherlands results in a 16 percent larger population than that used by the Central Bureau of Statistics Netherlands Antilles and Island Registries.
Population on 1 January (source: CBS-NA)
Population at the beginning of the year, calculated by applying changes to the figures from the 2001 census.

These figures fall under the responsibility of the Central Bureau of Statistics Netherlands Antilles and Island Registries.
Live births
Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Deaths
Death:
Person declared dead by an authorized doctor.
Natural increase
The number of live births minus the number of deaths within a given period.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.

Death:
Person declared dead by an authorized doctor.
Immigration
People moving to Caribbean Netherlands from another country.

For Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, also includes immigration from these islands and from the Netherlands.
For the Caribbean Netherlands as a whole, migration between islands is not counted as emigration and immigration.
The correction for these movements is not included, however, as migration between the islands are often not recorded accurately.
Migration between islands is low: 15 moves in 2010; 36 in 2011.

These persons must be entered in the municipal population register to be counted as migrants.
Emigration incl net adm corrections
Emigration including net 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.

For Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, also includes immigration from these islands and from the Netherlands.
For the Caribbean Netherlands as a whole, migration between islands is not counted as emigration and immigration. The correction for these movements is not included, however, as migration between the islands are often not recorded accurately.
Migration between islands is low: 15 moves in 2010; 36 in 2011.

These persons must be entered in the municipal population register to be counted as migrants.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country, reported to the municipalities.

Net administrative corrections:
Administrative entries in minus administrative removals from the municipal population register.

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 Caribbean 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 Caribbean Netherlands.
Migration
Net migration including net administrative corrections.

For Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, also includes immigration from these islands and from the Netherlands.
For the Caribbean Netherlands as a whole, migration between islands is not counted as emigration and immigration. The correction for these movements is not included, however, as migration between the islands are often not recorded accurately.
Migration between islands is low: 15 moves in 2010; 36 in 2011.

These persons must be entered in the municipal population register to be counted as migrants.

Emigration:
People leaving for another country, reported to the municipalities.

Net administrative corrections:
Administrative entries in minus administrative removals from the municipal population register.

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 Caribbean 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 Caribbean Netherlands.
Net migration between 3 islands
Migration between Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius (no foreign migration).
Population growth
The increase or decrease of the population.

Population:
The total number of people residing in Caribbean Netherlands.
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.
Population on 31 December (source: CBS)
Population at the end of the year.

Population:
The total number of people residing in Caribbean Netherlands.
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.

Break in series as a result of method change.
From 2011, the figures are calculated using a new method, which has resulted in a break in series.

To reflect the break in series, figures for 2010 are presented according to the two calculation methods: the method used by the former Central Bureau of Statistics Netherlands Antilles and Island Registries, and the method now used by Statistics Netherlands. These methods are described in the survey description (see table notes section 4).

The population of 1 January 2010, is calculated according to both methods.
It shows that the method used by Statistics Netherlands results in a 16 percent larger population than that used by the Central Bureau of Statistics Netherlands Antilles and Island Registries.
Population on 31 Dec (source: CBS-NA)
Population at the end of the year, calculated by applying changes to the figures from the 2001 census.

These figures fall under the responsibility of the Central Bureau of Statistics Netherlands Antilles and Island Registries.