Import, export value and trade balance of goods;
SITC (3 digits) and countries.
Population country of birth, nationality Carribean Netherlands
Carribean Netherlands, country of birth, nationality
Immigration more than halved in the weeks following the implementation of COVID-19 measures and the number of Syrian refugees fell to a low in those weeks.
In 2019, the Netherlands received 22.5 thousand asylum seekers and 4.2 thousand following family members. The total is marginally lower than in 2018. Syrians and Eritreans still constitute the largest two groups.
Immigration and emigration and the administrative corrections in
the Netherlands by country of birth, sex, age and marital status,
In Q2 2019, the Netherlands received 5,205 asylum seekers and 880 following family members. The number of asylum seekers was lower while the number of following relatives was higher than in Q1 2019.
Population in The Netherlands by generation,
sex, age, marital status and migration background, 1 January
Of the asylum seekers who obtained a residence permit in 2014 and were subject to the integration requirement, 58 percent had passed the civic integration exam on reference date 1 October 2018. Two percent of the status holders had exceeded the three-year integration term.
In Q1 2019, the Netherlands received 5,405 asylum seekers and 840 following family members. Both numbers were lower than in the preceding quarter.
Background file on population and immigration.
Dossier page on socioeconomic status of migrants
Monthly statistics, size of the Dutch population and births, deaths,
external migration, marriages, divorces and requests for asylum,
The population of the Netherlands grew by an estimated 104 thousand people in 2018. The growth rate was similar to that in the past two years.
Nearly 53 percent of refugee households have a low income, over six times the average in the Netherlands (8.2 percent). Among households with a Syrian or Eritrean main breadwinner, this share is even around 80 percent. At 33 percent, the poverty risk is lowest among Iranian refugee households.
In the first three quarters of 2018, the population of the Netherlands grew by 81 thousand. Population growth is similar to the same period one year previously. Foreign migration is the largest contributing factor.
In Q3 2018, the number of asylum seekers and following family members was up on Q2 as well as on 2017.
In 2015 there were over 60 thousand family migrants of whom half were from EU countries. Of those aged 20 and up, 40% were in work one year after their arrival. This was still 37% in 2005.
The number of asylum seekers and following family members from Turkey rose from 185 to 330 between Q1 and Q2 2018. They represented the third largest group, after Syrians and Eritreans.
In 2017, the Netherlands welcomed more than 2,265 invited refugees. Many of these refugees were able to settle in the Netherlands as part of the EU-Turkey Statement of 18 March 2016.
The Netherlands saw net population growth in Q1 2018 at 12.5 thousand. Natural growth (births minus deaths) was negative, net migration positive.
In Q1 2018, 4.2 thousand asylum seekers and 2.1 thousand following family members were registered in the Netherlands.
Out of the asylum seekers who obtained a residence permit in 2014, 11 percent were in work after 30 months; 84 percent of status holders were benefit recipients.
Mapping migrant flows with satellites and social media
The Netherlands received 16,145 first asylum requests in 2017; 14,490 following family members arrived
The population grew by over 80 thousand in the first three quarters of 2017, mainly due to foreign migration.