In June, the number of immigrants was up by more than 3.5 thousand compared to the previous month. Emigration increased as well, although less sharply: over 2.5 thousand more people left the Netherlands compared to May.
The international and national measures introduced in March in response to the COVID-19 outbreak have resulted in a lower influx of asylum seekers and following family members.
The counter below shows how many registered inhabitants there are in the Netherlands.
The Migration Motives Statistic provides information on the immigration of persons with a non-Dutch nationality, broken down by the reason for immigration into the Netherlands.
In 2018, the Netherlands received 191 thousand non-Dutch immigrants. They included 110 thousand people from EU/EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland); the main migration motive within this group was labour.
Population growth by birth, death and migration,
per sex and region,
The number of inhabitants with a migration background is highly likely to increase until the year 2050.
In May, the number of immigrants was down by nearly half year-on-year, just as in April. Almost 9 thousand immigrants settled in the Netherlands last month.
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 March 2020, the number of first asylum requests stood at 1,025.
In Q1 2020, the population of the Netherlands grew less rapidly than in the same quarter last year. 15.5 thousand inhabitants were added, i.e. 8.7 thousand down on Q1 2019.
Caribbean Netherlands, population, births, deaths, migration
Population statistics provide information about the size and composition of the population of the Netherlands as at 1 January.
population; immigration, emigration, born, death
Population, households, population growth, births, mortality, marriages,
marriage dissolutions, change of nationality and migration
asylum, refugee, immigration
The number of native British people who moved to the Netherlands from the UK rose again in 2019, while the number of native Dutch people migrating to the UK declined further.
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.
In 2019, the population of the Netherlands grew by an estimated 132 thousand people to a total of over 17.4 million.
Using 15 indicators, CBS reviews the past decade: the 2010s.
According to the latest forecast by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the population of the Netherlands will continue to grow over the next few decades, to nearly 19.6 million inhabitants by 2060.
Population: key figures by sex, marital status, age, foreign background,
households and population growth
In the first three quarters of 2019, the population of the Netherlands grew by 102 thousand, over 23 thousand more than in the same period last year and almost the same as population growth over the whole of 2018.
Immigration and emigration and the administrative corrections in
the Netherlands by country of birth, sex, age and marital status,