Current figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reveal that, within the first quarter of 2022, immigration reached document highs, largely on account of the continuing struggle in Ukraine.
Battle in Ukraine results in document ranges of immigration
After the coronavirus pandemic introduced migration to new lows in 2020 and 2021, the primary few months of 2022 have seen the variety of individuals relocating to the Netherlands rise considerably. In response to preliminary figures from CBS, 62.500 individuals migrated to the Netherlands, over 25.000 of which had been initially from Ukraine.
This breaks the document set in 2019, when 61.400 individuals migrated to the Netherlands throughout the first three months of the 12 months. CBS notes that this 12 months has seen a marked enhance within the variety of individuals shifting to the Netherlands from outdoors of the EU, with practically three in 10 immigrants coming from Ukraine.
Whereas immigration continues to develop, the variety of individuals leaving the Netherlands has additionally risen this 12 months – though the rise was much less vital. Between January and March, 35.000 individuals emigrated, in comparison with solely 32.500 in the identical interval final 12 months.
Inhabitants of the Netherlands rising at regular charge
This sharp enhance in immigration means the inhabitants of the Netherlands continues to develop at a gradual charge, because the nation recorded no pure inhabitants progress within the first three months of this 12 months. In response to the figures, 43.100 individuals died between January and March, whereas solely 40.300 births had been registered.
See also Embiid fined for blasting refs after Sport 4 loss
This isn’t uncommon, as adverse pure progress has been recorded in each first quarter for the previous 5 years. “Comparatively few youngsters had been born throughout that interval and often extra individuals die in winter than at different instances of the 12 months,” CBS explains.
Altogether, these figures present that within the first quarter of 2022, the inhabitants of the Netherlands grew by a complete of 49.800, which CBS notes is “robust progress for a first-quarter” and beats the 2019 document of 23.500.