Population dynamics; month and year

Population dynamics; month and year

Periods Immigration (aantal) Emigration including administrative c... (aantal) Net corrections (aantal)
2021 June* 15,832 11,802
2021 July* 19,644 15,114
2021 August* 32,518 15,222
2021 September* 39,243 12,370
2021 October* 26,873 11,553
2021 November* 22,049 11,149
2021 December* 17,715 13,720 0
2022 January* 19,103 12,456
2022 February* 22,966 10,802
2022 March* 45,503 11,710
2022 April* 46,260 10,502
2022 May* 32,892 11,635
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information about the population dynamics of the Dutch population. These changes consist of live births, deaths, immigration, emigration (including administrative corrections) and other corrections. In addition, figures on the total population growth, beginning and end population are also included.

Data available from: January 1995.

Status of the figures:
The figures up to 2020 in this table are final. The figures of 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of 30 June 2022:
Provisional figures of May 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
At the end of each month provisional figures of the previous month will be added in this publication. Data for previous months may be subject to adjustment.

Description topics

Immigration
Immigration:
People moving to the Netherlands from another country.
Immigration concerns all individuals whose arrival in the Netherlands results in a new entry in the municipal population register.
The criteria are a residency for at least four months in the forthcoming six months.

Trend break external migration figures
As a result of improvements in the production process, a minor shift has taken place in the external migration figures. With effect from 2010, the following changes have been implemented:
- administrative entries which are preceded by emigration are now counted towards immigration;
-administrative removals which are followed by immigration are now counted towards emigration.
The improvements in the production process have led to a significant reduction in the number of ‘other corrections’ on balance as of 2010.
For some immigrants and emigrants, the country of birth is unknown in the provisional figures. From January 2014 onwards, the country of birth is estimated for these groups (for immigrants, country of origin is considered country of birth and for emigrants, country of destination is considered country of birth).

Emigration including administrative c...
Emigration including 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.
Emigration relates to all individuals departing from the Netherlands, whose departure result in removals from the Netherlands population registers. The criteria for removal from the registers are 8 months abroad in the following 12 months.

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.

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.

Trend break external migration figures
As a result of improvements in the production process, a minor shift has taken place in the external migration figures. With effect from 2010, the following changes have been implemented:
- administrative entries which are preceded by emigration are now counted towards immigration;
-administrative removals which are followed by immigration are now counted towards emigration.
The improvements in the production process have led to a significant reduction in the number of ‘other corrections’ on balance as of 2010.
For some immigrants and emigrants, the country of birth is unknown in the provisional figures. From January 2014 onwards, the country of birth is estimated for these groups (for immigrants, country of origin is considered country of birth and for emigrants, country of destination is considered country of birth).
Net corrections
Net administrative corrections and other corrections

Other corrections are only included in the final figures, and only in the totals for December.

Net administrative corrections:
Administrative entries minus administrative removals.

Other correction:
Discrepancies in the population size between two consecutive years which cannot be attributed to changes made by the municipalities in the municipal population registers throughout the year.

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

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

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.