Many young emigrants have parents from former British coloniesAmong emigrants from one of the former British colonies are many children under the age of 18. They came to the Netherlands with their parents, who were born in Somalia, Afghanistan or Pakistan. After having acquired the Dutch nationality, part of them travel to the UK. The language and the communities already present there make the UK a popular destination for these ethnic groups.
Many Dutch and British subjects go to the UK to embark on a study or their first job. More than half of Dutch and one-third of British emigrants are in the 18-29 age bracket. Among British emigrants crossing the Channel, over-50s constitute a relatively large group.
More than one-third of male emigrants were employed in the Netherlands
More male than female emigrants to the UK were in paid employment or self-employed in the Netherlands: 36 versus 25 percent. The largest group of female emigrants were pupils or students or were too young to go to school.
Dutch emigrants often in low income brackets
Emigrants with a Dutch background have relatively low incomes. In 33 percent of cases, the incomes of Dutch emigrants belonging to the labour force age group (18-67 years) are in the lowest income quartile (annual income below 13 thousand euros). Of about one-fifth of these Dutch emigrants to the UK, income data are not available.