3.9 thousand asylum seekers and relatives in November

© Inge van Mill
In November 2016, 3.9 thousand asylum seekers and following family members were registered in the Netherlands. The total was 355 higher than in October. Compared to the same month in 2015 the number declined by 3.4 thousand, as reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

Registrations of following family members were up in particular in November: 2.1 thousand, versus 1.6 thousand in October. The number of first asylum applications was down slightly: nearly 1.7 thousand against 1.9 thousand in October. Similar to the previous month, the largest group among the new applicants were from Morocco (225), followed by Eritrea (205) and Algeria (190). The number of Syrians who filed first requests was 105 in November.
By far the largest group of following family members were Syrians (1.7 thousand).

Asylum seekers and following family members
Asylum seekers and following family members
 Following family membersFirst asylum requests
2015 J0.70.895
2015 F0.580.735
2015 M0.5550.805
2015 A0.571.14
2015 M0.9952.25
2015 J1.2452.925
2015 J1.6452.98
2015 A1.615.33
2015 S1.976.435
2015 O1.749.98
2015 N1.0656.24
2015 D1.1753.38
2016 J0.792.55
2016 F0.691.775
2016 M0.441.235
2016 A0.40.925
2016 M0.440.99
2016 J0.461.02
2016 J0.661.425
2016 A0.711.675
2016 S1.2251.805
2016 O1.551.955
2016 N2.131.73

26.6 thousand asylum seekers and relatives so far in 2016

Altogether, 26.6 thousand asylum seekers and following family members were registered between 1 January and 30 November 2016, half as many as in the same period last year and slightly more than in 2014 (25.1 thousand until end of November).

Asylum seekers and relatives (Jan-Nov 2016)
Asylum seekers and relatives (Jan-Nov 2016)
 Series 0
19855.645
"865.865
"8713.46
"887.485
"8913.9
"9021.21
"9121.615
"9220.345
"9335.4
"9452.575
"9529.26
"9622.855
"9734.445
"9845.215
"9939.305
"0043.56
"0132.58
"0218.665
"0313.4
"049.78
"0512.345
"0614.465
"077.435
"0813.405
"0914.905
"1013.335
"1111.59
"129.715
"1313.47
"1427.165
"1556.94
"16 Jan-Nov26.58