Caribbean Netherlands; population, births, deaths, migration

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.
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.