Dutch population growth not due to migration

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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.

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3 Comments To This Article

  • Matt posted:

    on 7th July 2011, 13:53:24 - Reply

    How does this math add up? If the AVERAGE is 81 percent, then how do the three states mentioned - UK, Belgium and Netherlands - all with LESS THAN 81 percent result in the AVERAGE being 81 perecent. Clearly there must be EU states where migration is way over 81 percent in order for this math to work. In fact, if the Netherlands is at 22 percent, then there must be states with migration accouting for closer to 100 percent of the growth to result in an 81 percent average. Which states are these that are experiencing such high migration? My guess would be those states where the native birthrate is lower than replacement rate, so Italy, Spain, etc. It would be interesting to know if this is correct.
  • why is this a surprise posted:

    on 7th July 2011, 12:52:50 - Reply

    This article makes me laugh, I mean you would have to be deaf,dumb and blind to not notice the women in Holland as human incubators. Does G. Wilders the hater of immigrants ever read these articles? He is a dam liar, as all you ever see is dutch women everywhere popping out and have a child in each hand. What has Holland become, a race to produce the most Aryan children in the Western World?
  • why is this a surprise posted:

    on 7th July 2011, 12:48:01 - Reply

    This article makes me laugh, I mean you would have to be deaf,dumb and blind to not notice the women in Holland as human incubators. Does G. Wilders to hater of immigrants ever read these articles? He is a dam liar, as all you ever see is dutch women everywhere popping out and have a child in each hand. What has Holland become, a race to produce the most Aryan children in the Western World?