Between January 2011 and January 2016, the population of St Eustatius declined by 13 percent to 3.2 thousand residents. The decline in Statia is not only the result of emigration; the census figure for the island has also declined after a cleanup of the data at the census office.
Between January 2011 and January 2016, the population of Saba increased by 6 percent to 1.9 thousand inhabitants. This was predominantly the result of immigration, according to CBS.
The population growth was fastest on Bonaire: between January 2011 and January 2016, the population of Bonaire increased by more than 20 percent to a total 19.4 thousand residents. This was largely attributable to immigration. In the period between January 2011 and December 2015, 7 thousand immigrants arrived on Bonaire while 4 thousand emigrants left.