The legal subject of a given nation (citizenship).
People can have more than one nationality. In order to avoid double counting, people with multiple nationalities are assigned a single nationality in the statistical publications. This is done by setting priority rules, which come down to the fact that someone who also has the Dutch nationality will always be Dutch within the statistics. People who do not have the Dutch nationality are registered according to the following priorities: nationality of one of the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), nationality of a European Union member state, other European nationality, and non-European nationality. People without a nationality are stateless.