Dutch population growth largely not due to migration

6th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Dutch population has increased by 700,000 people in the first decade of the new millennium. The population now stands at 16.6 million, an increase of 4.5 percent.

Population growth in the Netherlands is slightly faster than the European Union average according to figures published today by Statistics Netherlands CBS.

Out of all the EU countries with a growing population, the contribution due to migration was lowest in the Netherlands. On average 81 percent of population growth in the EU was due to migration. However, in the Netherlands migration only contributed to 22 percent of the growth. In Belgium, this figure was 74 percent and in the United Kingdom 57 percent.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

0 Comments To This Article