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NETHERLANDS

The census of Dec. 1889 gives in a population of 4,511,415 : —

Males

Per cent.

Females

Per cent.

Unmarried .... Married .... Widowers and widows . Divorced and separated .

1,406,646

738,256

81,419

2,127

31-1 16-3 1-9 0-04

1,374,956

739,051

165,496

3,403

30-4 16-3 3-6 0-07

The Dutch belong to the Germanic race.

At the census of 1889 there were 47,888 persons of foreign birth living in the Netherlands, 28,767 of them being Germans, 13,697 Belgians, 1,339 English, and 4,085 from other countries. 2,950,471 persons were born in the communes where they lived ; 977,360 in some other communes in the province ; 497,809 in other provinces of the realm ; and 9,795 in the Dutch colonies.

II. Movement of the Population.

The following are the statistics of births, deaths, and mar- riages : —

Years

Total Living Births

Illegiti- mate

Deaths

Marriages

Surplus of

Birthsover

Deaths

StUlborn

Average

1879-84

144,879

4,264

90,127

30,046

54,751

7,689

1884-89

149,516

4,753

91,658

30,501

57,864

7,744

1889-93

152,452

4,853

93,419

32,769

59,047

7,404

1894

154,722

4,833

87,970

34,383

66,752

7,390

1895

158,130

4,779

90,007

35,598

68,123

7,611

1896

160,247

4,611

84,291

36,490

75,956

7,527

1897

161,441

4,407

83,855

36,783

77,586

7,375

The em

igration in the last five

years has been as follows : —

Year

North America

South America

Australia

Africa

Total

Average

1887-91

4,314

903

52

5,271

1893

4,820

4,820

1894

1,146

1,146

1895

1,277

37

1,314

1896

1,241

51

95

1,387

1897

792^

In 1897, 433 were males, 197 females, and 162 children. The total number of emigrants, Dutch and foreigners, sailed from Dutch ports was, in 1897, 9,036.

1 The countries of debtination are tot mentioned in the records for 1897.