Caribbean Netherlands; population, births, deaths, migration

Caribbean Netherlands; population, births, deaths, migration

Caribbean Netherlands Periods Population dynamics Population on 1 January (number) Population dynamics Live born children (number) Population dynamics Deaths (number) Population dynamics Natural increase (number) Population dynamics Arrivals in the CN municipality Total arrivals (number) Population dynamics Arrivals in the CN municipality Immigration (number) Population dynamics Arrivals in the CN municipality Arrivals from another CN municipality (number) Population dynamics Removal from CN municipality Total removals (including administr... (number) Population dynamics Removal from CN municipality Emigration (including administrative... (number) Population dynamics Removal from CN municipality Removal to another CN municipality (number) Population dynamics Net migration Total net migration (number) Population dynamics Net migration Foreign net migration (number) Population dynamics Net migration Domestic net migration (number) Population dynamics Other corrections (number) Population dynamics Population growth Population growth (number) Population dynamics Population growth Population growth, relative (%) Population dynamics Population on 31 December (number) People moved within CN municipalities (number)
Caribbean Netherlands 2011 21,087 221 139 82 2,252 2,234 18 1,303 1,285 18 949 949 0 186 1,217 5.8 22,304 1,811
Caribbean Netherlands 2012 22,304 227 95 132 2,279 2,261 18 1,400 1,382 18 879 879 0 -19 992 4.4 23,296 1,987
Caribbean Netherlands 2013 23,296 255 109 146 2,231 2,184 47 1,407 1,360 47 824 824 0 13 983 4.2 24,279 2,517
Caribbean Netherlands 2014 24,279 242 136 106 1,770 1,737 33 1,556 1,523 33 214 214 0 -6 314 1.3 24,593 2,490
Caribbean Netherlands 2015 24,593 213 122 91 1,779 1,740 39 1,918 1,879 39 -139 -139 0 3 -45 -0.2 24,548 2,363
Caribbean Netherlands 2016 24,548 243 99 144 1,840 1,799 41 2,075 2,034 41 -235 -235 0 -18 -109 -0.4 24,439 2,682
Caribbean Netherlands 2017 24,439 243 134 109 1,942 1,901 41 1,447 1,406 41 495 495 0 9 613 2.5 25,052 2,849
Caribbean Netherlands 2018 25,052 256 102 154 1,699 1,681 18 1,755 1,737 18 -56 -56 0 7 105 0.4 25,157 2,597
Caribbean Netherlands 2019 25,157 244 125 119 1,924 1,904 20 1,234 1,214 20 690 690 0 21 830 3.3 25,987 3,290
Bonaire 2011 15,679 181 109 72 1,544 1,539 5 851 849 2 693 690 3 97 862 5.5 16,541 1,496
Bonaire 2012 16,541 191 70 121 1,532 1,523 9 824 820 4 708 703 5 38 867 5.2 17,408 1,700
Bonaire 2013 17,408 194 79 115 1,548 1,525 23 666 658 8 882 867 15 8 1,005 5.8 18,413 1,901
Bonaire 2014 18,413 207 98 109 1,235 1,213 22 825 822 3 410 391 19 -27 492 2.7 18,905 2,156
Bonaire 2015 18,905 160 102 58 1,271 1,245 26 832 826 6 439 419 20 6 503 2.7 19,408 1,976
Bonaire 2016 19,408 195 76 119 1,313 1,291 22 1,659 1,649 10 -346 -358 12 -2 -229 -1.2 19,179 2,085
Bonaire 2017 19,179 197 99 98 1,389 1,381 8 1,123 1,115 8 266 266 0 6 370 1.9 19,549 2,029
Bonaire 2018 19,549 206 73 133 1,286 1,283 3 882 879 3 404 404 0 18 555 2.8 20,104 2,141
Bonaire 2019 20,104 203 97 106 1,479 1,475 4 762 758 4 717 717 0 -12 811 4.0 20,915 2,538
St. Eustatius 2011 3,611 33 13 20 298 289 9 188 183 5 110 106 4 51 181 5.0 3,792 197
St. Eustatius 2012 3,792 21 12 9 275 270 5 145 140 5 130 130 0 -34 105 2.8 3,897 140
St. Eustatius 2013 3,897 51 18 33 378 356 22 285 271 14 93 85 8 -3 123 3.2 4,020 243
St. Eustatius 2014 4,020 24 22 2 177 171 6 330 310 20 -153 -139 -14 8 -143 -3.6 3,877 166
St. Eustatius 2015 3,877 36 11 25 172 170 2 876 849 27 -704 -679 -25 -5 -684 -17.6 3,193 212
St. Eustatius 2016 3,193 31 13 18 181 170 11 129 110 19 52 60 -8 -13 57 1.8 3,250 406
St. Eustatius 2017 3,250 28 22 6 259 232 27 168 141 27 91 91 0 1 98 3.0 3,348 685
St. Eustatius 2018 3,348 35 18 17 179 169 10 396 386 10 -217 -217 0 -10 -210 -6.3 3,138 308
St. Eustatius 2019 3,138 30 15 15 213 201 12 225 213 12 -12 -12 0 -2 1 0.0 3,139 584
Saba 2011 1,797 7 17 -10 410 406 4 264 253 11 146 153 -7 38 174 9.7 1,971 118
Saba 2012 1,971 15 13 2 472 468 4 431 422 9 41 46 -5 -23 20 1.0 1,991 147
Saba 2013 1,991 10 12 -2 305 303 2 456 431 25 -151 -128 -23 8 -145 -7.3 1,846 373
Saba 2014 1,846 11 16 -5 358 353 5 401 391 10 -43 -38 -5 13 -35 -1.9 1,811 168
Saba 2015 1,811 17 9 8 336 325 11 210 204 6 126 121 5 2 136 7.5 1,947 175
Saba 2016 1,947 17 10 7 346 338 8 287 275 12 59 63 -4 -3 63 3.2 2,010 191
Saba 2017 2,010 18 13 5 294 288 6 156 150 6 138 138 0 2 145 7.2 2,155 135
Saba 2018 2,155 15 11 4 234 229 5 477 472 5 -243 -243 0 -1 -240 -11.1 1,915 148
Saba 2019 1,915 11 13 -2 232 228 4 247 243 4 -15 -15 0 35 18 0.9 1,933 168
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.

Data available from: 2011

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

Changes as from 23 April 2020:
Figures for 2019 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Final figures for 2020 will be published in the second quarter of 2021.

Description topics

Population dynamics
Changes in size, composition and / or location of the population.

Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area.
The total number of people residing in the CaribbeanNetherlands. In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants are the people registered in the population register of a CN municipality.
The population registers do not include persons living in the Caribbean Netherlands who fall under exemption provisions regarding inclusion in the population registers (e.g. diplomats) and persons who do not legally reside in the Caribbean Netherlands.

Caribbean Netherlands
Residents of a municipality in the Caribbean Netherlands.
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba has had the status of a 'special municipality' of the Netherlands since 10 October 2010.
Population on 1 January
Population refer to 1 January

Population:
The total number of people residing in a given area.
The total number of people residing in the Caribbean Netherlands. In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants are the people registered in the population register of a CN municipality.
The population registers do not include persons living in the Caribbean Netherlands who fall under exemption provisions regarding inclusion in the population registers (e.g. diplomats) and persons who do not legally reside in the Caribbean Netherlands.

Caribbean Netherlands
Residents of a municipality in the Caribbean Netherlands.
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba has had the status of a 'special municipality' of the Netherlands since 10 October 2010.
Live born children
Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
On the islands of St. Eustatius and Saba, medical facilities for births are limited. Therefore, expectant mothers are often sent to the island of St. Maarten before delivery. Immigrants younger than 46 days are counted as births on the island where the parents migrated.
Deaths
Death:
Person declared dead by an authorized doctor.
Deaths are counted according to the municipality where they last resided, not the municipality where the death occurred.
Natural increase
The number of live births minus the number of deaths.

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.
Arrivals in the CN municipality
Arrivals in the CN (Caribbean Netherlands) municipality due to immigration or intermunicipal move.

Immigration
People moving to the CN municipalities from another country.
For Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, also includes immigration from European Netherlands.
Persons must be entered in the municipal population register to be counted as migrants.

Municipal population register
A computerised population register used by the municipalities.
Total arrivals
Total arrivals in a CN municipality.
Immigration
People moving to Caribbean Netherlands from another country.

For Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, also includes immigration from European Netherlands.
These persons must be entered in the municipal population register to be counted as migrants.


Arrivals from another CN municipality
Persons taking up residence in the municipalities of Bonaire, St. Eustatius or Saba who come from another Caribbean Netherlands municipality.
Removal from CN municipality
Persons moving to another municipality in Caribbean Netherlands or abroad (emigration).

Emigration:
Departure of people abroad. This concerns the emigration reported to the municipality. At Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, departure to European Netherlands is also counted. In order to be counted as an expatriate, these persons must be registered in the municipal population register.
Total removals (including administr...
Total removals (including administrative 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.

Balance of administrative corrections:
Administrative entries into minus administrative removals of personal data 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.
Emigration (including administrative...
Removals (including administrative corrections)

Persons moving to another municipality in Caribbean Netherlands or abroad (emigration).

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.

Balance of administrative corrections:
Administrative entries into minus administrative removals of personal data 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 CaribbeanNetherlands.

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.
Removal to another CN municipality
Persons moving from Bonaire, St. Eustatius or Saba to another CN-municipality.

International migration:
People who moved to the Caribbean Netherlands or inhabitants who leave the Caribbean Netherlands.

Net migration
The number of people moving in minus the number of people moving out.

Total net migration
The number of people moving in minus the number of people moving out.
Foreign net migration
Persons who settle in a CN-municipality (excluding people from Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) minus the inhabitants who leave a CN-municipality to settle outside a CN-municipality.
Domestic net migration
Net migration from people who moved between Caribbean Netherlands municipalities

Someone who moved between municipalities
A person who moved from one municipality to another.
Excluding changes caused by municipal border changes.

Other corrections
Changes on personal data in the municipal population registers which does not exactly match the difference between the size and composition of the population in two subsequent years.
Population growth
The increase or decrease of the population.

Population growth
The increase or decrease of the population including other corrections

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.

Other corrections:
Changes on personal data in the municipal population registers which does not exactly match the difference between the size and composition of the population in two subsequent years.
Population growth, relative
Population growth per 1,00 inhabitants on 1 January

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
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.

People moved within CN municipalities
Persons relocating with the old and the new address located in the same municipality. Changes of address which result from changes in the street name, house number and the like are not considered relocations.

In 2016 and 2017, the number of persons who relocated within St. Eustatius was higher than might generally be expected. This was due to unregistered house moves. As a result, people were not residing at the address which was registered in the local population register. This discrepancy showed by means of returned voting cards during the course of the elections in 2017. Based on this information, the municipality took action to update address information in the population register.
In 2013, the number of persons who moved within Saba was higher than may be expected regularly. This was due to administrative changes in residential addresses on Saba that year. These administrative changes could not be distinguished from regular house moves.