Households; size, position in the household, 1 January 1995-2013

Households; size, position in the household, 1 January 1995-2013

Periods Persons by household position Total of the Netherlands (aantal) Persons by household position Men Total number of men (aantal) Persons by household position Men Children living at home (aantal) Persons by household position Men Single (aantal) Persons by household position Men Persons living together Total persons living together (aantal) Persons by household position Men Persons living together Not married without children (aantal) Persons by household position Men Persons living together Married without children (aantal) Persons by household position Men Persons living together Not married with children (aantal) Persons by household position Men Persons living together Married with children (aantal) Persons by household position Men Single parent (aantal) Persons by household position Men Other member of household (aantal) Persons by household position Men Persons in institutional households (aantal) Persons by household position Women Total number of women (aantal) Persons by household position Women Children living at home (aantal) Persons by household position Women Single (aantal) Persons by household position Women Persons living together Total persons living together (number) Persons by household position Women Persons living together Not married without children (number) Persons by household position Women Persons living together Married without children (number) Persons by household position Women Persons living together Not married with children (number) Persons by household position Women Persons living together Married with children (number) Persons by household position Women Single parent (aantal) Persons by household position Women Other member of household (aantal) Persons by household position Women Persons in institutional household (aantal) Private households By household size Total private households (aantal) Private households By household size One-person households (aantal) Private households By household size Multi-person households Total multi-person households (aantal) Private households By household size Multi-person households 2 persons (aantal) Private households By household size Multi-person households 3 persons (aantal) Private households By household size Multi-person households 4 persons (aantal) Private households By household size Multi-person households 5 persons or more (aantal) Private households By household size Average household size (aantal) Private households By household composition Total private households (aantal) Private households By household composition One-person households (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Total multi-person households (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Multi-person households without children (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Multi-person households with children (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Unmarried couples Total unmarried couples (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Unmarried couples 0 children (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Unmarried couples 1 child (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Unmarried couples 2 children (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Unmarried couples 3 children or more (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Married couples Total married couples (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Married couples 0 children (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Married couples 1 child (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Married couples 2 children (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Married couples 3 children or more (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Single parent household Total single parent households (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Single parent household 1 child (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Single parent household 2 children (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Single parent household 3 children or more (aantal) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Other household (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Total men and women (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Men Total men in institutional households (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Men Never married (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Men Married (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Men Widowed (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Men Divorced (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Women Total women in institutional households (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Women Never married (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Women Married (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Women Widowed (aantal) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Women Divorced (aantal) Persons in institutional households By type of institution Total persons living in institutions (aantal) Persons in institutional households By type of institution Homes for the elderly and nursing homes (aantal) Persons in institutional households By type of institution Homes for mentally disabled persons (aantal) Persons in institutional households By type of institution Mental hospitals (aantal) Persons in institutional households By type of institution Family replacement homes, etc. (aantal) Persons in institutional households By type of institution Boarding schools (aantal) Persons in institutional households By type of institution Religious institutions (aantal) Persons in institutional households By type of institution Penitentiary institutions (aantal)
1995 15,424,122 7,627,482 2,468,651 930,670 3,958,539 423,789 1,424,616 97,759 2,012,375 55,829 128,613 85,180 7,796,640 2,077,710 1,178,479 3,951,770 413,326 1,424,616 101,453 2,012,375 304,925 121,201 162,555 6,468,682 2,109,149 4,359,533 2,058,363 903,381 957,174 440,615 2.35 6,468,682 2,109,149 4,359,533 1,886,794 2,472,739 518,116 418,506 56,057 33,137 10,416 3,436,991 1,424,616 728,238 892,368 391,769 360,754 218,280 106,362 36,112 43,672 247,708 85,045 51,816 13,343 15,464 4,422 162,663 56,274 12,755 86,593 7,041 247,708 156,482 29,672 13,004 34,243 3,424 8,879 2,004
2000 15,863,943 7,846,310 2,452,038 1,023,085 4,104,880 503,441 1,521,846 160,464 1,919,129 58,148 127,606 80,553 8,017,633 2,089,064 1,249,134 4,091,152 485,818 1,520,280 165,067 1,919,987 326,170 118,538 143,575 6,801,008 2,272,219 4,528,789 2,242,256 897,408 943,509 445,616 2.30 6,801,008 2,272,219 4,528,789 2,062,123 2,466,666 657,579 494,809 91,151 55,846 15,773 3,440,642 1,521,063 677,297 852,005 390,277 384,317 229,199 114,434 40,684 46,251 224,003 80,477 50,641 11,432 13,248 5,156 143,526 48,241 11,041 76,865 7,379 224,003 136,964 26,543 12,112 35,993 3,068 6,399 2,924
2005 16,305,526 8,065,979 2,494,676 1,124,269 4,156,696 508,070 1,565,601 245,927 1,837,098 72,284 137,098 80,956 8,239,547 2,140,008 1,325,109 4,141,811 488,674 1,562,015 251,156 1,839,966 371,840 128,533 132,246 7,090,965 2,449,378 4,641,587 2,317,627 905,839 973,043 445,078 2.27 7,090,965 2,449,378 4,641,587 2,110,295 2,531,292 747,056 498,513 128,480 95,578 24,485 3,402,433 1,563,808 626,291 836,838 375,496 444,124 262,189 135,863 46,072 47,974 213,202 80,956 50,893 11,148 12,567 6,348 132,246 43,334 10,608 70,315 7,989 213,202 126,667 22,720 11,206 40,719 3,492 5,312 3,086
2010 16,574,989 8,203,476 2,461,725 1,247,425 4,184,033 515,963 1,623,888 328,580 1,715,602 83,863 143,102 83,328 8,371,513 2,120,498 1,422,091 4,167,899 495,451 1,619,348 332,466 1,720,634 402,387 133,279 125,359 7,386,144 2,669,516 4,716,628 2,417,798 907,781 970,519 420,530 2.22 7,386,144 2,669,516 4,716,628 2,181,514 2,535,114 836,339 505,816 156,616 138,418 35,489 3,339,959 1,621,618 585,797 790,892 341,652 486,250 293,180 147,033 46,037 54,080 208,687 83,328 52,740 11,086 11,765 7,737 125,359 40,418 10,355 65,361 9,225 208,687 119,063 20,846 11,936 46,436 2,180 4,190 4,036
2011 16,655,799 8,243,482 2,462,451 1,274,161 4,203,540 525,387 1,631,878 347,124 1,699,151 86,072 126,852 90,406 8,412,317 2,121,821 1,434,090 4,187,115 503,361 1,627,147 352,083 1,704,524 410,200 130,182 128,909 7,443,801 2,708,251 4,735,550 2,439,795 904,504 972,431 418,820 2.21 7,443,801 2,708,251 4,735,550 2,187,823 2,547,727 864,011 514,402 163,909 147,730 37,970 3,331,368 1,629,522 583,775 782,489 335,582 496,272 302,979 147,199 46,094 43,899 219,315 90,406 57,333 12,137 12,136 8,800 128,909 41,778 11,262 66,043 9,826 219,315 121,674 19,774 12,013 55,114 2,485 4,184 4,071
2012 16,730,348 8,282,871 2,465,444 1,304,828 4,205,056 523,363 1,639,101 358,680 1,683,912 90,264 125,705 91,574 8,447,477 2,125,325 1,456,936 4,187,902 500,225 1,634,253 363,656 1,689,768 420,630 129,034 127,650 7,512,824 2,761,764 4,751,060 2,455,421 909,274 971,486 414,879 2.20 7,512,824 2,761,764 4,751,060 2,192,158 2,558,902 872,962 511,794 167,019 154,672 39,477 3,323,517 1,636,677 582,203 774,010 330,627 510,894 313,322 150,683 46,889 43,687 219,224 91,574 58,442 12,270 11,935 8,927 127,650 42,126 11,390 64,155 9,979 219,224 120,393 18,873 11,871 57,551 2,492 3,912 4,132
2013 16,779,575 8,307,339 2,460,238 1,327,083 4,211,852 530,073 1,644,756 372,507 1,664,516 93,574 124,135 90,457 8,472,236 2,124,362 1,475,099 4,193,422 505,083 1,639,866 377,823 1,670,650 428,004 127,022 124,327 7,569,371 2,802,182 4,767,189 2,474,729 914,480 967,899 410,081 2.19 7,569,371 2,802,182 4,767,189 2,202,863 2,564,326 892,743 517,578 171,738 162,076 41,351 3,309,894 1,642,311 579,843 763,157 324,583 521,578 321,518 153,200 46,860 42,974 214,784 90,457 57,638 12,217 11,796 8,806 124,327 40,412 11,396 62,434 10,085 214,784 118,252 18,136 11,137 56,470 2,373 4,031 4,385
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


Key figures on the size and composition of households and persons by position in the household in the Netherlands, on 1 January.

Data available from 1995 until 2013.

Status of the figures:
All the figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 24 February 2015:
This table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore. This table will be replaced by 'Households; size, composition, position in the household, 1 January', see chapter 3.

Description topics

Persons by household position
Household
Private or institutional household.

Private household
One or more people sharing the same living space, who provide for their own everyday needs in a private, non-commercial way.

Institutional household
Household consisting of one or more people living in one accommodation whose housing and daily needs are provided professionally, e.g. persons in homes for the elderly, nursing homes and mental hospitals.

Households size
Number of people in a private household.

Household composition
The classification of private households on the basis of the relationships within the household.

Household position
Position someone has in a household in relation to the reference person of that household.

Reference person
Member of the household on whom the household positions of the other household members are based, and whose characteristics may also be characteristic for the household.
The reference person will be chosen as follows:
- The reference person in a heterosexual relationship is always the man.
- In homosexual and lesbian relationships, the reference person is the elder of the two.
- In a single-parent household the reference person is the parent.
- In an 'other household' the reference person is the eldest man. If men are absent in the household, the reference person is the eldest woman.
Total of the Netherlands
Men
Total number of men
Children living at home
Children living at home in a private household.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Single
Persons living alone in a private household.
Persons living together
Persons living with a partner as a couple, whether or not they are married or registered as partners, who form a private household.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two persons of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Registered partnerships where introduced in the Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Total persons living together
Not married without children
Not married persons living together without children living at home.

Not married:
Two persons living together and not married or in a registered partnership.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Married without children
Married persons living together without children living at home.

Married:
Two persons living together and married or in a registered partnership.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Not married with children
Not married persons living together with children living at home.

Not married:
Two persons living together and not married or in a registered partnership.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Married with children
Married persons living together with children living at home.

Married:
Two persons living together and married or in a registered partnership.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Single parent
Person who does not live with a partner with at least one child living at home, who form a private household.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Other member of household
Someone in a private household who is not a partner in a couple, a parent in a single family household, or a child living at home, e.g. boarders, younger of two brothers constituting one household or foster children.
Persons in institutional households
The population in institutional households consists of persons whose accommodation and daily needs are provided for by a third party on a professional basis, e.g. persons in homes for the elderly, nursing homes and mental hospitals.
Women
Total number of women
Children living at home
Children living at home in a private household.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Single
Persons living alone in a private household.
Persons living together
Persons living with a partner as a couple, whether or not they are married or registered as partners, who form a private household.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two persons of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Registered partnerships where introduced in the Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Total persons living together
Not married without children
Not married persons living together without children living at home.

Not married:
Two persons living together and not married or in a registered partnership.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Married without children
Married persons living together without children living at home.

Married:
Two persons living together and married or in a registered partnership.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Not married with children
Not married persons living together with children living at home.

Not married:
Two persons living together and not married or in a registered partnership.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Married with children
Married persons living together with children living at home.

Married:
Two persons living together and married or in a registered partnership.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Single parent
Person who does not live with a partner with at least one child living at home, who form a private household.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Other member of household
Someone in a private household who is not a partner in a couple, a parent in a single family household, or a child living at home, e.g. boarders, younger of two brothers constituting one household or foster children.
Persons in institutional household
The population in institutional households consists of persons whose accommodation and daily needs are provided for by a third party on a professional basis, e.g. persons in homes for the elderly, nursing homes and mental hospitals.
Private households
Private household
One or more people sharing the same living space, who provide for their own everyday needs in a private, non-commercial way.
By household size
Households size
Number of people in a private household.
Total private households
One-person households
Private household consisting of one person.
Multi-person households
A private household consisting of two or more persons.
Total multi-person households
2 persons
3 persons
4 persons
5 persons or more
Average household size
Average number of persons in a private household.
By household composition
The classification of private households on the basis of the relationships within the household.
Total private households
One-person households
Private household consisting of one person.
Multi-person households
A private household consisting of two or more persons.
Total multi-person households
Multi-person households without children
A private multi-person household without children.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Multi-person households with children
A private multi-person household with children.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Unmarried couples
Unmarried couples in a multi-person household.

Unmarried couple:
Two persons living together who are not married or in a registered partnership.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two persons of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Registered partnerships were introduced in the Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Total unmarried couples
0 children
Unmarried couples in a multi-person household without children.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
1 child
Unmarried couples in a multi-person household with one child.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
2 children
Unmarried couples in a multi-person household with two children.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
3 children or more
Unmarried couples in a multi-person household with three or more children.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Married couples
Married couples in a multi-person household.

Married couple:
Couple consisting of two married persons, including persons in a registered partnership.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two persons of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Registered partnerships were introduced in the Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Total married couples
0 children
Married couples in a multi-person household without children.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
1 child
Married couples in a multi-person household with one child.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
2 children
Married couples in a multi-person household with two children.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
3 children or more
Married couples in a multi-person household with three or more children.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Single parent household
Private household consisting of one parent and at least one child who lives at home.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Total single parent households
1 child
Private household consisting of one parent and one child who lives at home.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
2 children
Private household consisting of one parent and two children living at home.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
3 children or more
Private household consisting of one parent and three or more children living at home.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Other household
Private household with members who are not partners, parents or children living at home.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with one or two of the adults in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children. There are no age limits in this category.
Persons in institutional households
Institutional household
Household consisting of one or more people living in one accommodation whose housing and daily needs are provided professionally, e.g. persons in homes for the elderly, nursing homes and mental hospitals.
By sex and marital status
Marital status:
Legal status involving someone's rights and competences as determined by legal marriage and registered partnership.

Marriage:
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people. Since 1 April 2001, it is legally possible for people in the Netherlands to marry a person of the same sex.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two people of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Registered partnership was introduced in The Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Total men and women
Total of men and women living in institutional households.
Men
Total men in institutional households
Never married
From 2010: marital status indicating that someone was never married or never in a registered partnership.
1998 until 2010: marital status indicating that someone was never married or never in a registered partnership. Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, 'widowed after partnership' and 'divorces after partnership' were not included in this period in these statistics. For these statistics this means that the marital status before the partnership was used, which was mostly unmarried.
Until 1998: marital status indicating that someone was never married.
Married
From 1998: legally married and partnership.
Until 1998: legally married.

Legally married:
Marital status resulting from having married legally. Including judicial separations which are included in the category married.

Partnership:
Marital status resulting from entering into a registered partnership.
Widowed
From 2010: widowed after a legal marriage and widowed after a partnership.
Until 2010: widowed after a legal marriage.
Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, widowed after a partnership is not included in this period in these statistics.

Widowed after a legal marriage:
Marital status resulting from death ending a legal marriage.

Widowed after a partnership:
Marital status resulting from death ending a registered partnership.
Divorced
From 2010: divorced after legal marriage and divorced after partnership.
Until 2010: divorced after legal marriage.
Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, divorced after partnership is not included in this period in these statistics.

Divorced after a legal marriage
Marital status resulting from ending a legal marriage by divorce. Excluding judicial separations which are included in the category married.

Divorced after a partnership
Marital status resulting from ending a registered partnership other than by the death of the partner.
Women
Total women in institutional households
Never married
From 2010: marital status indicating that someone was never married or never in a registered partnership.
1998 until 2010: marital status indicating that someone was never married or never in a registered partnership. Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, 'widowed after partnership' and 'divorces after partnership' were not included in this period in these statistics. For these statistics this means that the marital status before the partnership was used, which was mostly unmarried.
Until 1998: marital status indicating that someone was never married.
Married
From 1998: legally married and partnership.
Until 1998: legally married.

Legally married:
Marital status resulting from having married legally. Including judicial separations which are included in the category married.

Partnership:
Marital status resulting from entering into a registered partnership.
Widowed
From 2010: widowed after a legal marriage and widowed after a partnership.
Until 2010: widowed after a legal marriage.
Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, widowed after a partnership is not included in this period in these statistics.

Widowed after a legal marriage:
Marital status resulting from death ending a legal marriage.

Widowed after a partnership:
Marital status resulting from death ending a registered partnership.
Divorced
From 2010: divorced after legal marriage and divorced after partnership.
Until 2010: divorced after legal marriage.
Because information was lacking on some marital statuses in the period 1998 to 2010 in data used by Statistics Netherlands, divorced after partnership is not included in this period in these statistics.

Divorced after a legal marriage
Marital status resulting from ending a legal marriage by divorce. Excluding judicial separations which are included in the category married.

Divorced after a partnership
Marital status resulting from ending a registered partnership other than by the death of the partner.
By type of institution
Total persons living in institutions
Total of persons living in institutional households.
Homes for the elderly and nursing homes
Homes for permanent residence of old persons, including care such as meals, cleaning, monitoring alarm systems and personal support.
Homes for mentally disabled persons
Mental hospitals
Family replacement homes, etc.
Homes for young or disabled persons, structured to resemble a family setting. Excludes centres for refugees and asylum seekers.
Boarding schools
Includes residential training centres for police and armed forces.
Religious institutions
Penitentiary institutions
State institution for custodial sentences. Includes prisons, detention centres and forensic psychiatric clinics.