Netherlands: number of acquired Dutch citizenships, Western vs. Non-Western 2015

This statistic displays the total number of acquired Dutch citizenships in the Netherlands in 2015, split to show the number of individuals from western and non-western origin. It shows that the majority of the naturalized citizens came from a non-Western background (15,813 people) and a minority came from a Western background (3,810).

Number of acquired Dutch citizenships in the Netherlands in 2015, Western vs. Non-Western

Number of people
Total27,877
Non-Western15,813
Western3,810
Unknown/no nationality8,254
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Source

Release date

January 2017

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2015

Supplementary notes

Total number of acquired Dutch citizenships, excluding births. The Dutch nationality can be obtained through adoption, through option, through naturalization and through acknowledgment. Excluded here are children with at least one Dutch parent at the time of birth, foundlings and third generation migrants.

Persons with a non-Western background: someone who has at least one parent born abroad outside Europe (excluding Turkey), North America, Oceania, Indonesia or Japan. Because of their socioeconomic and cultural background people from Indonesia and Japan are also considered Western. All others are considered non-Western.

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