Nearly one in every ten live-born babies were born to single mothers last year. Nine in ten were born to couples living together.
About half of students who received a diploma in senior secondary vocational education (mbo) in 2008/’09 stayed on in school, most of them doing courses at a higher level of mbo.
Last year, 13 thousand Poles came to the Netherlands versus 14 thousand in 2008.
The employment participation rate among mothers with a non-western background is significantly lower than among native Dutch mothers, but since 2006, employment among women with a non-western background has also risen. Most of these women work between 28 and 35 hours a week.
Nearly 23 thousand people received the Dutch nationality through naturalisation in 2009.
In 2009, 2,636 babies were born in the Netherlands to mothers younger than 20 years. This makes the Dutch teenage birth rate one of the lowest in the world.
Last year, 30 thousand people with a non-western background got married in the Netherlands. In 9 percent of cases, the partners came to the Netherlands to marry.
Hourly wages of people with a non-western background working in the private sector tend to be lower than the wages of their native Dutch counterparts. Wage differences are smaller in the first than in the second generation.
The Annual Report on Integration 2010 brings together a number of essential statistical facts and developments relating to integration in the Netherlands. This publication contains the summary of the Report.
The second generation, born in the Netherlands, is starting to become the face of the population with a non-western background in Dutch society
Residents of multicultural neighbourhoods are relatively positive about police performance.
Command of the Dutch language is an important identification factor for people with a non-western background. Participation on the labour market is also conducive to identification with the Netherlands.
At the end of last year, 1.4 million people, i.e. 12 percent of the population in the age category 15-64 received social assistance, unemployment (WW) or disability benefits.
In 2008, Moroccans were less often admitted to hospital for cancer and cardiovascular diseases than other ethnic groups. Turks were most often admitted for cardiovascular diseases, followed by Surinamese.
The population of the Netherlands increased by 83 thousand persons from mid 2009 to mid 2010.
In recent years, the number of people from Eastern European EU countries living in the Netherlands has risen rapidly, but relatively few receive social security or unemployment (WW) benefits. By the end of 2009, more than 1,000 WW benefits and more than 600 social security benefits were paid to nationals from Eastern European EU countries.
In March 2010, 100 thousand workers from EU countries in eastern Europe were employed in the Netherlands. This is 12 thousand more than twelve months previously.
Nearly 94 percent of 25 to 35-year-old higher educated no longer attending any form of education were employed in 2009. With 89 percent, the employment rate was also high among higher educated with a non-western background and has risen considerably since 2003.
On 1 May last year, 152 thousand Dutch residents had no insurance against medical costs, almost as many as last year. The distribution of uninsured by gender and age also hardly changed, but there are differences with respect to ethnic background.
Requests for childcare allowances were submitted for 30 percent of children under the age of twelve in 2008.
Last year, nearly 15 thousand first-time requests for asylum were submitted in the Netherlands, an increase by 11 percent relative to 2008. More than half of asylum seekers came from Iraq or Somalia.
In 2009, emigration decreased and immigration increased. The net population growth was 92 thousand, an increase by just over 10 thousand relative to 2008.
In recent years more graduated vmbo pupils move up to havo level (higher general secondary education). At the same time, the number of havo pupils advancing to vwo level (pre-university education) declined last school year.
As a result of the economic crisis, unemployment in the non-western population in the Netherlands has risen in 2009 for the first time since 2005.
In 2008, the average, first-generation, non-western woman was more than one year older when she had her first child than in 1996. The average age for native Dutch women to become first-time mothers rose by nearly six months over the same period.
In September 2009, there were 117 thousand workers from East European EU countries in the Netherlands, an increase by 5 thousand relative to one year previously. Although the rapid growth observed in the past two years has recently slowed down, the number of East European workers is still increasing.