Land use; all categories, municipalities

Land use; all categories, municipalities

Periods Regions Total surface (ha) Transport Railroad (ha) Built-up area Residential (ha) Semi built-up area Building site (ha) Recreation Sport grounds (ha) Agriculture Greenhouses (ha) Woodland and nature Woodland (ha) Inland water Inland water total (ha) Tidal water Tidal water total (ha)
2006 Nederland 4,154,307 8,510 227,810 37,625 33,394 16,241 344,700 362,628 418,815
2008 Nederland 4,154,307 8,585 230,103 36,795 34,121 16,791 344,792 363,529 418,874
2010 Nederland 4,154,307 8,630 231,375 36,896 34,474 16,622 345,380 366,121 419,483
2012 Nederland 4,154,302 8,882 233,575 36,983 35,321 15,868 344,043 367,982 418,325
2015 Nederland 4,154,303 8,885 235,839 34,949 35,962 15,511 341,270 371,941 415,264
2006 Zuid-Nederland (LD) 729,098 1,748 57,852 7,638 8,185 2,777 103,791 22,505
2008 Zuid-Nederland (LD) 729,101 1,769 58,460 7,384 8,408 2,989 103,679 22,676
2010 Zuid-Nederland (LD) 729,098 1,754 58,641 6,868 8,495 3,116 104,159 22,918
2012 Zuid-Nederland (LD) 729,156 1,748 59,134 7,920 8,616 3,016 103,501 23,570
2015 Zuid-Nederland (LD) 729,156 1,725 59,608 7,876 8,804 3,023 102,811 23,960
2006 Utrecht (PV) 144,912 635 14,888 2,105 2,123 235 18,463 6,530
2008 Utrecht (PV) 144,912 632 15,059 1,898 2,147 235 18,412 6,597
2010 Utrecht (PV) 144,912 648 15,035 1,966 2,125 217 18,449 6,726
2012 Utrecht (PV) 144,913 688 15,280 1,581 2,093 192 18,332 6,884
2015 Utrecht (PV) 144,913 688 15,356 1,489 2,164 190 18,261 7,088
2006 Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 145,783 195 12,632 1,404 1,741 381 31,421 1,761
2008 Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 145,781 189 12,730 1,656 1,751 435 31,386 1,790
2010 Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 145,783 191 12,632 1,259 1,714 477 31,317 1,865
2012 Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 145,766 190 12,761 1,517 1,849 429 30,998 1,897
2015 Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 145,766 188 12,915 1,298 1,969 426 30,783 1,912
2006 's-Gravenhage (The Hague) (municipality) 9,820 85 3,444 415 397 56 400 279 1,351
2008 's-Gravenhage (The Hague) (municipality) 9,820 86 3,517 323 417 47 387 283 1,351
2010 's-Gravenhage (The Hague) (municipality) 9,818 86 3,461 216 430 44 385 284 1,351
2012 's-Gravenhage (The Hague) (municipality) 9,814 83 3,474 208 428 24 386 285 1,259
2015 's-Gravenhage (The Hague) (municipality) 9,813 83 3,477 165 433 15 402 308 1,260
2006 Veghel 7,892 9 608 156 56 18 523 77
2008 Veghel 7,892 9 606 179 56 19 523 76
2010 Veghel 7,892 10 603 149 63 26 529 76
2012 Veghel 7,892 10 610 181 60 27 529 76
2015 Veghel 7,892 10 620 161 62 21 532 77
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides information about the land use of the area of the Netherlands and the changes in land use.

Data available from: 1996.

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

Changes as of 7 September 2018:
Addition of 2015 figures.

Metropolitan agglomerations and urban regions have been removed from the table. Figures published earlier on the said regions which were in this table have now been published on Statistics Netherlands’ website (cbs.nl) as customised output, see section/paragraph 3. As of reporting year 2016, Statistics Netherlands no longer publishes data on metropolitan agglomerations and urban regions. Various social developments have rendered the philosophy and methodology underlying the delineation outdated. It furthermore appears that other agencies are using a different classification of metropolitan agglomerations and urban regions depending on the area of application. This means there is no longer a consensus on which standard applies.
The metropolitan agglomerations and urban regions will not be published anymore from 2015 onwards as a default regional figure. On request they can be provided.

When will new figures be published?
The land use 2017 figures will be published mid-2021.

Description topics

Total surface
Total surface of the Netherlands.
Transport
Area in use for traffic and transport on roads, on railways and in the air.
Railroad
Area in use for traffic and transport on railways.

Including
- slopes;
- dead end rails to industrial area;
- shunting area;
- railway yard including station buildings and adjacent parking areas.

Excluding
- narrow gauge, this is included at the adjacent land use.
Built-up area
Area in use for residents, work, shopping, cultural facilities and public amenities.
Residential
Area mainly used for residents, including primary amenities.

Including
- housing areas;
- primary amenities e.g. (local) shops, primary schools;
- local offices of e.g. banks;
- green areas smaller than 1 hectare;
- streets and local parking areas;
- courtyards, gardens;
- playing grounds;
- trailer camp (excluding wreckage areas larger than 0,1 hectare).

If residential areas are inside woodland, the total area is assignated as residential if a street pattern can be recognized.
Semi built-up area
Area with a certain amount of paving, not in use as traffic area or built-up area.
Building site
Area in use for construction.

including
- area of construction or with preparing traces;
- fallow land on industrial- and office areas.
Recreation
Area in use for recreation.
Sport grounds
Area in use for sport activities.

Including
- area for fieldsport, including trotting and racing, golf area;
- swimming pool, ice skating place;
- sports hall and horse riding school;
- permanent motorcross area (including basic ones);
- associated stands;
- woodland if included in the sport area;
- associated parking areas and forest- or shrublines.

Minimum size of 0,5 hectare.
Agriculture
Area for agriculture.
Greenhouses
Area in use for agriculture in greenhouses.

Including
- area of the cultivation of plants under glass in greenhouses;
- associated waterbasins.

Woodland and nature
Area with forest or natural open area.
Woodland
Area with trees for wood production and nature conservation.

Including
- area with trees of which the crowns are a closed entity;
- cutting field;
- fire lane;
- forest path;
- nursery of forests;
- storage of wood;
- scattered houses, if placed inside the woodland;
- poplar fields.

Excluding
- wooded areas of parks;
- forest nurseries that are outside the woodland;
- residential areas (with a pattern of streets) and areas of recreational houses inside the woodland.
Inland water
Inland water in use as waterway, recreational water, mining area, sewage or sludge farm, water reservoir, including IJsselmeer.
Inland water total
Total area of the main group ‘Inland water’.
Tidal water
Water outside the average high tide.
Tidal water total
Total area of the main group ‘Tidal water’.