There are different reasons why people migrate, but the main reasons all over the world are economically based, to improve living conditions and to reunite the family. Aruba is known for its diverse population. Data from the Census 2010 show that the population of Aruba consists of individuals born on 133 different countries with 92 different nationalities. In this article we focus on the foreign-born population. Most data used in this article are derived from the Fifth Population and Housing census held on Aruba in 2010, from September29th up to October 6th. The reference date was September 29th in 2010. This article describes the foreign-born population in relation to the total population and the Aruban-born population. The foreign-born population is described using variables such as sex, age, country of birth, nationality, period of settlement, marital status and language.

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