Of the total population of the Netherlands about 19 per cent are foreign born or are born in the Netherlands with at least one parent born abroad. Almost 800,000 children (22.3 per cent of all children) are in immigrant families. Over 15 per cent of these children are foreign born.The rest have been born in the Netherlands each to at least one foreign-born parent.
Europe is the most important region of origin of children in immigrant families.
The Antilles and Aruba, Germany, Morocco, Suriname and Turkey are the major countries of origin.