Ukrainian refugees

CBS bases the number of resident Ukrainian refugees on the Personal Records Database (BRP), as at 1 November 2023. The figures include Ukrainian refugees who arrived in the Netherlands from 24 February 2022 (start of the war in Ukraine) onwards and were still registered in the BRP on 1 November 2023. This population includes persons with Ukrainian nationality only. Persons with non-Ukrainian nationality, with Ukraine as the country of origin, and for whom the Temporary Protection Directive will be discontinued as of 4 March 2024 are not included in the population. Because persons may have left the Netherlands without deregistering, there may be an overestimation of the number of residents and thus an underestimation of the percentage of persons in employment.

The employee data have been taken from the so-called Polisadministratie of the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV), which is based on all payroll tax returns filed with the Tax and Customs Administration. The data from this policy administration have been pseudonymised and have a reference date of 31 October. All Ukrainian refugees who are in paid employment in the Netherlands are included in the policy administration. The figures shown here are the result of linking the policy administration and the BRP. This allows for the labour market position to be studied at the individual on the basis of characteristics from the BRP (e.g. sex and age).