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1 Luc Verschuren, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) Regional distribution of migrant workers in the Netherlands

2 Context Migrant workers Constant increase in inflow of migrant workers in the Netherlands since 2004 Many migrant workers from Eastern and Central Europe Housing issues Strong increase in housing demand for both permanent and temporary residence Up until now: important role/ responsibility for Dutch employers Possible outcome: poor living conditions for migrant workers User Meeting on Microdata Research on Labour and Social Security - May 16 th

3 Cause March 28th 2012: seventeen parties, among which - Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), - Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG), - Aedes (association of housing corporations) - and employers sign National Declaration on Housing of Migrant workers Goal: Improve housing for migrant workers First step: mapping of current situation; How many migrant workers exist? Where do they live? 2 User Meeting on Microdata Research on Labour and Social Security - May 16 th 2013

4 Toolkit Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) commissioned Expertisecentrum Flexwonen Arbeidsmigranten to build a toolkit for municipalities to estimate the amount of migrant workers in their region Challenge: many migrant workers (and their families) are not registered It is estimated that in 2009, only 25 per cent of all migrant workers was registered in a Dutch municipality (GBA) and 50 per cent was registered in GBA and/or wage tax registration (Polisadministratie) Statistics Netherlands (Centre for Policy Related Statistics) was asked to map the regional distribution of migrant workers who are registered in the GBA and/or wage tax registration 3 User Meeting on Microdata Research on Labour and Social Security - May 16 th 2013

5 Contribution of Statistics Netherlands Three custom made, aggregated tables: 1.GBA-registered first-generation immigrants from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe 2.GBA-registered first-generation migrant workers from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe 3.Not GBA-registered, wage tax-registered, first-generation migrant workers from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe Main addition: regional distribution; all tables are split up by region and municipality 4 User Meeting on Microdata Research on Labour and Social Security - May 16 th 2013

6 9 Regions with migrant worker related housing issues Limburg Regio Holland Rijnland Regio Noord-Holland Noord Regio Noord-Veluwe Regio West-Brabant Samenwerkingsverband Regio Eindhoven Stadsgewest Haaglanden Stadsregio Amsterdam Stadsregio Rotterdam 5 User Meeting on Microdata Research on Labour and Social Security - May 16 th 2013

7 Regional distribution & origin of migrant workers GBA-registered immigrants Location: residence, derived from GBA Origin: country of origin, derived from GBA Not GBA-registered, wage tax-registered immigrants Location: work location, derived from wage tax registration and business registration Origin: nationality, derived from wage tax registration Important note: work location is registered on establishment level, not on job level actual work location of employees is estimated, using residence information of employees. 6 User Meeting on Microdata Research on Labour and Social Security - May 16 th 2013

8 Results Well over 140 thousand registered migrant workers from Eastern, Central and Southern Europe Majority of migrant workers is from Poland (60%), followed by Portugal (7%) and Italy (6%) Regions with most migrant workers: Amsterdam region18 thousand Rotterdam region14,5 thousand Haaglanden region14 thousand 7 User Meeting on Microdata Research on Labour and Social Security - May 16 th 2013

9 Results for Central and Eastern Europe 8 User Meeting on Microdata Research on Labour and Social Security - May 16 th 2013 Source: Sociaal Bestek, januari 2013 (author: Thomas Slager)

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