Belgians and Dutch

The group of Belgians in the Netherlands consists of people born in Belgium with at least one Belgian parent (first generation Belgians). The Dutch people in Belgium are people born in the Netherlands with at least one parent born in the Netherlands (first generation Dutch).

The figures on Belgians in the Netherlands are calculated in accordance with Statistics Netherlands definition of a person with a foreign background: on the basis of the person’s country of birth and that of his/her mother and his/her father.
Figures on first generation Dutch in Belgium are calculated in a similar way. The difference is that instead of the father’s and mother’s country of birth -  Belgian statistics do not include this information - the father’s and mother’s nationality at the time of the child’s birth was used.

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