Immigration to Aruba in the last 50 years
As per December 31st 2022, 35.5% of the population of Aruba was foreign-born. In total, persons from 138 different countries and 99 different nationalities live in Aruba.
In the last 50 years, the influx of migrants to Aruba has largely been influenced by the economic situation of Aruba and that of the region. Periods of large influxes of migrants are followed by a decline in the number of migrants.
In 2022, a total of 2,580 persons registered at the Civil Registry and Population Office, 9.4 percent less than the average number of immigrants who registered during the previous 10 years. In the second quarter of 2023, 1279 persons migrated to Aruba.
The majority of persons migrating to Aruba are foreign-born. In 2022 foreign-born persons accounted for 73.3 percent of all registrations. In 2022, 26.7 percent of persons migrating to Aruba were born in Aruba or the Netherlands Antilles, 17.3 percent were born in the Netherlands, 19.5 percent in Venezuela and 13.3 percent in Colombia.