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 Other corrections (number) Population dynamics Population on 31 December (number) Population dynamics Population growth Population growth (number) Population dynamics Population growth Population growth, relative (%) People moved within CN municipalities (number)
Caribbean Netherlands 2021 26,805 264 162 102 10 27,726 921 3.4 2,599
Bonaire 2021 21,745 217 124 93 6 22,573 828 3.8 2,227
St. Eustatius 2021 3,142 38 18 20 16 3,242 100 3.2 208
Saba 2021 1,918 9 20 -11 -12 1,911 -7 -0.4 164
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 28 April 2022:
Figures for 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Final figures for 2022 will be published in the second quarter of 2023.

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.
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.