Population of Bonaire (Caribbean Netherlands) 2011-2019

The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of the Netherlands and six Caribbean islands, that have either autonomous country status or are considered a special municipality of the Netherlands. Three islands are autonomous countries, the three others are special municipalities. The three special municipalities are Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, and together they form the Caribbean Netherlands. In 2019, roughly 25,200 people lived in the Caribbean Netherlands. The largest of the three municipalities is Bonaire, which was home to the large majority of the people living in the Caribbean Netherlands, at just over 20,000.

 Saba and Sint Eustatius

Saba and Sint Eustatius are the two other special municipalities in the Caribbean Netherlands. Of the three municipalities, Saba is the smallest, with less than 2,000 permanent inhabitants. Roughly 3,100 people lived on Sint Eustatius. Combined, the population of these three special municipalities is still smaller than that of any of the autonomous countries in the Caribbean though.  

Sint Maarten, Aruba and Curacao

  Next to Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius, there are three other Caribbean islands. These islands have the status of independent country, although they are still considered part of the larger Kingdom of the Netherlands. Of these autonomous countries, Curaçao is the largest, with roughly 160,000 inhabitants in 2018. Aruba followed, with a population of just over 111,000 in 2017. Of the autonomous countries, Sint Maarten is the smallest, with approximately 40,500 people in 2017.

Population of Bonaire in the Caribbean Netherlands from 2011 to 2019*

Number of people
2017 19,179
2016 19,408
2015 18,905
2014 18,413
2013 17,408
2012 16,541
2011 15,679
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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* As of January 1 of each year.

Caribbean Netherlands: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba are special municipalities of the Netherlands.

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