Photo description: Een jonge bewoner van St Eustatius hangt aan het basketbal mandje boven een leeg basketbalveld.

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Introduction

Are emigrants returning to the Caribbean Netherlands? Who looks after children when their parents are at work? How many people work? How many tourists arrived by air? How many people are religious?

You’ll find the answers to these and more questions in this compact and colourful book. This edition approaches every topic through a question, the answer focusing on all three islands, presenting an array of recent data on, for example economy, tourism, labour, population and youth, all key aspects of life on Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius.

Our website, our online database StatLine, our Facebook and Instagram accounts, where you will find much more than could be covered in this publication.

Do you have any question that was not included here? Feel free to contact us. This publication is available online as well as in hard copy.

Enjoy, as you discover more about the Caribbean Netherlands.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS), December 2023

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About CBS

Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

As a society we want information based on reliable figures so we know what is going on around us. CBS’ statutory task is to compile relevant and independent figures on a wide range of topics that are important to society and thus support public debate, policy development and decision-making. Whichever the issue or topic, we respond to the need for transparent and accessible information. All outcomes are made publicly available.

Through time, CBS has grown into an innovative knowledge institution, with continuous adoption of new technologies and developments in order to safeguard the quality of its data and its independent position.

CBS in the Caribbean Netherlands

CBS opened an office on Bonaire in 2010. The Bonaire office is responsible for all statistics referring to the three islands of the Caribbean Netherlands: Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba. Topics include prices, population, labour, income, the economy, tourism and trade.

Publications can be found in the dossier Caribbean Netherlands.

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StatLine is the database of CBS. It offers a wealth of figures about the economy and society in the Netherlands and Caribbean Netherlands, freely available as tables, graphs or maps.

If you have any questions, or cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us:

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Telephone number +599 717 8676

Email: caribischnederland@cbs.nl

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