Westpoort is an expanding harbour and industrial area. 1500 mostly small companies are situated in Westpoort. This district is under control by the municipality. About 40,000 people work in Westpoort. Moreover, 100 homes are builded in Westpoort. They are occupied for 70 percent by autochthonous. 21 percent of the inhabitants are western foreigners. That is the highest percentage of western foreigners in the city.