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Inês Vidigal *
Portuguese emigration to the Netherlands is a relatively recent phenomenon, having, in 2019, reached the maximum number of Portuguese entries in Dutch territory this century. Regarding the origin of inflows into Dutch territory, Portugal was the 24th country of origin in 2020. The Portuguese in the Netherlands are mostly of working age, with the proportion of men slightly higher than women. The provinces of Zuid-Holland, Noord-Holland and Noord-Brabant are the areas with the highest presence of Portuguese, concentrating more than two thirds of all Portuguese living in the Netherlands. The analysis of the sectors of activity in which the Portuguese develop their professional activity shows that the sectors of administrative activities and support services, manufacturing, trade and repair of vehicles, accommodation and catering and scientific and technical consulting activities employed more than 72.1% of the active population in 2019.


Series  OEm Country Reports
Number  7
Date  November 2021
Pages  28
ISSN  2183-8291
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMCR072021 
Keywords  Netherlands, Portuguese emigration, emigration statistics.
Index Índice de quadros e gráficos. Introdução. Fluxos de entrada. Stocks da população emigrada. Integração económica. Remessas. Naturalizações. Referências bibliográficas.
Cite as  Vidigal, Inês (2021), “Países Baixos”, OEm Country Reports, 7, Observatório da Emigração, CIES, Iscte, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMCR072021


Map 1  Portuguese population living in the Netherlands, by province of residence, 2020

Source   Map made by the Emigration Observatory, data from Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek.


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal



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