More Dutchies? Hoorah! The Netherland’s population is increasing as more migrants inhabit this wonderful flat land and there are fewer deaths.
So far this year, nearly 46,000 people have been granted status in the Netherlands. This is a bigger intake than the first half of 2018.
The largest intake was from Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom (Brexit anyone?) and Turkey. Economist for CBS, Marjolijn Jaarsma, tells NOS “If you zoom in on this, you can see that the number of Poles in particular has increased…Poland is already the largest group of migrants, but also the biggest riser.”
In regard to the UK, prior to 2016 more Dutch people went to the United Kingdom. But then David Cameron came and screwed them us all and since 2016 more Brits have been coming to the Netherlands than the other way around.
CBS also says there is a spike in the number of Indians who are coming to the Netherlands, typically to work in the IT sector.
There are 3700 less deaths this year in comparison to last year. Jaarsma told NOS she believes this is due to the exceptionally bad flu that went around in 2018 and caused many early deaths.
De bevolking van Nederland groeide in het eerste halfjaar van 2019 sneller dan in dezelfde periode een jaar eerder. Er vestigden zich vooral meer mensen uit het buitenland, maar ook het aantal sterfgevallen was kleiner dan in de eerste helft van 2018.https://t.co/FS5Bskf4Pm pic.twitter.com/48x3yf9Z8f
— CBS (@statistiekcbs) July 31, 2019