The figures come from the 2011 census, the first census that was carried out by the Federal Economy Department’s Directorate-General for Statics.
2% (92,300) of the working population of Belgium works abroad. Most of these work in the Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg and to a less extent France.
In Messancy and Aubange in the south of Luxembourg province, 60% of those in work work abroad (mainly in Luxembourg). In Flanders the highest % of those working abroad is to be found in Baarle-Hertog a group of Belgian enclaves inside the Netherlands. There 44% of those working work abroad.
The highest percentages of those working in their own municipality are to be found in the cities: Bruges (63%), Antwerp (62%) and Ghent (60%).