Of all residents of Surinamese and Moroccan origin, just under half live in one of the four large cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague). For people of Turkish and Dutch-Caribbean origin, the share is slightly more than one third and for those of Indonesian origin 17 percent. Fourteen percent of the total Dutch population reside in one of the four large cities.
On average, migrants are more likely to live in one of the four major cities than the second generation. The difference is greatest for the group of Surinamese origin: 51 percent of the migrants from Suriname live in one of the four large cities, versus 42 percent of the Dutch-Surinamese second generation. Migrants from Indonesia form an exception: they are about as likely to reside in one of the four major cities as the Dutch-Indonesian second generation.
|Herkomst||Geboren||Share residing in one of the 4 large cities (%)|
|The reference line shows the average for all inhabitants of the Netherlands (14 percent).|
Marriage partner often of the same origin
In 2021, nearly 80 percent of the Dutch-Turkish and Dutch-Moroccan second generation married partners with Turkish and Moroccan origins, respectively. For the vast majority, these were partners who were already residing in the Netherlands and there was no so-called migration marriage. This applied to both people born in the Netherlands and people born abroad.
Residents of Surinamese origin but especially those of Dutch-Caribbean origin relatively often marry partners from another origin group. People of Indonesian origin are most likely to marry a partner of Dutch origin. Residents of Dutch origin most often tie the knot with a partner of the same origin (83 percent).
|herkomst||geboren||Partner of Dutch origin (%)||Other (%)||Same origin, migration marriage (%)||Same origin, Netherlands-born (%)|