Immigrants increasingly leaving the Netherlands

1 February 2016

In 2015, 230 thousand people registered in Dutch municipalities as immigrant. This is almost 20 thousand more than in 2014. The amount of emigrants that left the Netherlands approximately stayed the same as in earlier years: 146 thousand. The result is a relatively high migration balance, comparable with similar periods in which many migrants came to the Netherlands.

Remarkable is that the amount of immigrants from Surinam, Turkey, and Moroccan heritage that are leaving the Netherlands is higher than those of the same origins that settled in the Netherlands. This became apparent from date from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

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