34,500 immigrants got married in the Netherlands in 2010. 25% were Turkish or Moroccan, most of them married a partner from the same ethnic group. As was the case since 2006, in 10% of the immigrant marriages the partner came from abroad.
Of the Turks and Moroccans who got married in the Netherlands last year, 20% married a partner from abroad, compared with more than 50% in 2000. In 2010 there were 970 Turkish and 870 Moroccan migrant marriages.
Slight more than 80% of Turks and Moroccans marry a partner from the same ethnic group. In most cases the partner already lives in the Netherlands. A small percentage marry an ethnic Dutch or somebody from another ethnic group. In other ethnic groups, the percentage who marry ethnic Dutch is much greater. 30% of Surinamese and 40% of Antilleans who married in 2010, married an ethnic Dutch.