Information about The Netherlands:

Information about The Netherlands:

View the information on over 100 topics about The Netherlands! With graphs, links to more information & an overview of all figures in 1 table.
View the information on over 100 topics about The Netherlands! With graphs, links to more information & an overview of all figures in 1 table.
Population numbers per year
The number of inhabitants in The Netherlands

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Population numbers in The Netherlands for the years 1995 thru 2020.

The number of inhabitants is the number of persons as registered in the population register on January 1st.

Population at the map of The Netherlands
Map of The Netherlands with the population per province in 2020. This page shows a lot of information about residents (such as the distribution by age groups, family composition, gender, native or Dutch with an immigration background, ...), homes (numbers, types, price development, use, type of property, ...) and more (car ownership, energy consumption, ...) based on open data from the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics and various other sources!

Map of The Netherlands with the population per province in 2020. The numbers at the map represent the following provinces: 1: the province of Drenthe, 2: the province of Flevoland, 3: the province of Friesland, 4: the province of Guelders, 5: the province of Groningen ...Show more... Map of The Netherlands with the population per province in 2020. The numbers at the map represent the following provinces: 1: the province of Drenthe, 2: the province of Flevoland, 3: the province of Friesland, 4: the province of Guelders, 5: the province of Groningen, 6: the province of Limburg, 7: the province of Noord-Brabant, 8: the province of Noord-Holland, 9: the province of Overijssel, 10: the province of Utrecht, 11: the province of Zeeland, 12: the province of Zuid-Holland ...Show less...

Average value of dwellings
The average of the house values in The Netherlands

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Average dwelling value for the years 2013 thru 2019.

The house value is based on the average WOZ value for all dwellings in The Netherlands. WOZ is the abbreviation for the Act of Immovable Property valuation. This value is determined yearly by the local government and used for several legal and taxation purposes.


Determination of the real estate value (WOZ value):
When determining the average dwelling value, only real estate objects are included that are registered as homes (main residence or home with practice space). The (provisional) average home value is determined with the valuation date of the previous year (this is based on the WOZ, the Real Estate Valuation Act).
Characteristics of the 7.814.912 dwellings in The Netherlands
Information about the homes in this region based on open data from the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics. Overview image with 4 pie charts.

Percentages of home ownership, occupation, type and construction period.


Definitions of the characteristics of the dwellings in The Netherlands:

Houses by ownership:
Homes for sale are owned by the resident (s) or used as a second home. Rental houses are not occupied by the owner of the house. Rental homes are divided into (1) homes owned by a housing association or other institution. And (2) rental properties owned by companies, individuals and investors.
Houses by occupation:
A house is occupied if, according to the Personal Records Database, at least 1 person was registered at the corresponding address. All other homes are considered uninhabited.
Houses by type:
A house is defined as "multi-family" when it forms a whole building together with other houses or (business) spaces. This includes flats, gallery houses, ground floor and upstairs apartments, and apartments and houses above business premises. All other homes are defined as the "single-family" type.
Houses by contruction period:
The year of construction is the year in which a building containing a home was originally delivered. The construction period as used here has two possible values: (1) built in or after the year 2000 and (2) built before the year 2000.
Population per age group
The percentage of inhabitants per age group in The Netherlands

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The Netherlands, 2019, age groups.

Population, age groups: percentage of inhabitants per age category.

Civil status
Civil status: unmarried, married, divorced or widowed, The Netherlands

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The Netherlands, 2019, civil status.

Population, civil status: percentage of inhabitants by civil status (see the explanation for the definitions of marital status, divorced and widowed).


Definitions civil status:
Unmarried:
Persons who have never married or entered into a registered partnership.
Married:
The marital status married arises after a marriage has been concluded or after a registered partnership has been entered into. Married people also include persons who live separated from each other.
Divorced:
The status divorced arises after the dissolution of a marriage or registered partnership other than through the death of the partner. Persons who only live separately (and are still married or registered as partners) are considered to be married..
Widowed:
The civil status widowed arises after dissolution of a marriage or registered partnership due to the death of the partner.
Data about more than 100 topics!

The table below shows data for more than 100 topics as most recently available for The Netherlands. Select a category to display the related topics:

BusinessValueUnitYear
Businesses total1.646.160number2019
Businesses agricultural forestry fishing75.980number2019
Businesses industry energy258.780number2019
Businesses trade catering339.210number2019
Businesses traffic information communications144.620number2019
Businesses financial service real estate162.990number2019
Businesses business services443.265number2019
Businesses culture recreation other services221.315number2019
EnergyValueUnitYear
Average electricity usage total2.790average kWh2018
Average electricity usage appartment2.010average kWh2018
Average electricity usage terraced homes2.910average kWh2018
Average electricity usage corner homes3.020average kWh2018
Average electricity usage 2 under 1 roof homes3.340average kWh2018
Average electricity usage detached homes3.970average kWh2018
Average electricity usage rental homes2.170average kWh2018
Average electricity owner-occupied homes3.250average kWh2018
Average natural gas usage total1.270average m³2018
Average natural gas usage appartment830average m³2018
Average natural gas usage terraced homes1.190average m³2018
Average natural gas usage corner homes1.420average m³2018
Average natural gas usage 2 under 1 roof homes1.670average m³2018
Average natural gas usage detached homes2.210average m³2018
Average natural gas usage rental homes1.010average m³2018
Average natural gas owner-occupied homes1.480average m³2018
Percentage homes with district heating6%percentage2017
HouseholdsValueUnitYear
Households7.924.691number2019
Households 1 person3.037.622number2019
Households no children2.282.297number2019
Households with children2.604.772number2019
Households average size2,10average2019
HousesValueUnitYear
Number of houses7.814.912number2019
Average house value€248.000Euro2019
Percentage single-family houses64%percentage2019
Percentage multi-family houses 36%percentage2019
Percentage inhabited96%percentage2019
Percentage homes uninhabited4%percentage2019
Percentage homes private owned57%percentage2019
Percentage homes rented42%percentage2019
Percentage rental-housing by a corporation29%percentage2019
Percentage homes other rental13%percentage2019
Homes ownership unknown0%percentage2019
Percentage homes built before 200084%percentage2019
Percentage homes built since 200016%percentage2019
IncomeValueUnitYear
Number of income receivers13.543.000number2018
Average income per income receipient€32.299Euro2018
Average income per inhabitant€26.000Euro2018
40 percentile persons with lowest income40%percentage2018
20 percentile persons with highest income20%percentage2018
Active persons 15-75 year60,40 %percentage2018
40 percentile households with lowest income40,00 %percentage2018
20 percentile households with highest income20,00 %percentage2018
Percentage households with a low income7,90 %percentage2018
Percentage households at social minimum7,10 %percentage2018
Persons with social security welfare431.360number2019
Persons with social security for incapacity for work735.350number2019
Persons with social security for unemployed230.180number2019
Persons with social security for elderly3.015.620number2017
MigrationValueUnitYear
Native Dutch13.196.025number2019
Western total1.774.271number2019
Not western total2.311.867number2019
Marcocco402.492number2019
Dutch Antilles160.120number2019
Surinam353.909number2019
Turkey409.877number2019
Other not western985.469number2019
PopulationValueUnitYear
Inhabitants17.408.573number2020
Men8.581.086number2019
Women8.701.077number2019
Ages 0 - 152.739.819number2019
Ages 15 - 252.131.944number2019
Ages 25 - 454.255.450number2019
Ages 45 - 654.840.946number2019
Ages 65 and up3.314.004number2019
Not married8.374.133number2019
Married6.706.554number2019
Divorced1.343.033number2019
Widowed858.443number2019
Births168.525number2018
Births relative10number per 1000 inhabitants2018
Mortality153.363number2018
Mortality relative9number per 1000 inhabitants2018
Crime total theft house and barn3number per 1000 inhabitantsno data
Crime vandalism5number per 1000 inhabitantsno data
Crime violance and sexual abuse5number per 1000 inhabitantsno data
ProximityValueUnitYear
Distance to general practicioner1,00average km2019
Distance to big supermarket0,90average km2019
Distance to child care0,60average km2019
Distance to school0,70average km2017
Schools within 3 km11,20average2017
RegionalValueUnitYear
Region codeNL00code2019
Region nameNederlandname2019
Region typeLandtype2019
Population density513number per km22019
Passenger cars per surface253average per km²2019
Surface total4.154.338hectares2019
Surface land3.367.109hectares2019
Surface water787.228hectares2019
Zipcode most occuring0.0postal code2019
Measure of urbanity2indicator 1-52019
Address density1.994average per km22019
TransportValueUnitYear
Passenger cars total8.530.585number2019
Passenger cars petrol6.804.125number2019
Passenger cars other fuel1.726.460number2019
Passenger cars per household1,10average2019
Motorcycles665.880number2019

Download all data for all years and all regional levels for The Netherlands as a whole or a specific municipality. Try this example download for free. (The downloads are currently still in Dutch, translation can be prioritised on request.)

Open data sources used

Data is used from multiple Dutch open data providers. See this description of the sources with the definitions of all regional topics.

Sources & definitions
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