Migration balance on Saba by country, 2011-2015
Negative net migration after population register clean-upSaba’s population register was cleaned up between 2011 and 2013. As the clean-up showed, a number of people who were registered as island residents were no longer residing there. They were subsequently recorded as emigrants, resulting in a negative net migration rate for 2013 and 2014. Their actual emigration probably took place spread over previous years.
Population growth on Saba, 2011-2015
Many moves to Caribbean NetherlandsBetween January 2011 and December 2015, more people settled in the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius) than left. Net migration stood at 2.7 thousand. In the same period, around 10 thousand people moved to one of the three islands while slightly over 7 thousand people left the islands. The Caribbean Netherlands is especially popular among residents of the European Netherlands, Central and South America, Curaçao, the US and Canada.
On Bonaire between 1 January 2011 and 1 January 2016, the population grew by over 20 percent to 19.4 thousand residents. On St Eustatius the population declined by 13 percent to 3.2 thousand residents. This is related to a clean-up of the population register which took place in 2015.