Proximity to facilities; distances by car, regional

Proximity to facilities; distances by car, regional

Regions Periods Employment: number of jobs A Agriculture, forestry and fisheries Within 10 km (x 1 000) Employment: number of jobs A Agriculture, forestry and fisheries Within 20 km (x 1 000) Employment: number of jobs A Agriculture, forestry and fisheries Within 50 km (x 1 000) Leisure and culture Distance to library (km)
The Netherlands 2021 . . . 2.0
Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . 2.6
Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . 2.0
West-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . 1.7
Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . 2.2
Groningen (PV) 2021 . . . 1.9
Fryslân (PV) 2021 . . . 3.1
Drenthe (PV) 2021 . . . 2.7
Overijssel (PV) 2021 . . . 1.9
Flevoland (PV) 2021 . . . 2.6
Gelderland (PV) 2021 . . . 1.9
Utrecht (PV) 2021 . . . 1.8
Noord-Holland (PV) 2021 . . . 1.7
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021 . . . 1.6
Zeeland (PV) 2021 . . . 3.4
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2021 . . . 2.2
Limburg (PV) 2021 . . . 2.1
Oost-Groningen (CR) 2021 . . . 2.1
Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2021 . . . 2.4
Overig Groningen (CR) 2021 . . . 1.8
Noord-Friesland (CR) 2021 . . . 3.1
Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2021 . . . 3.3
Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2021 . . . 2.8
Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2021 . . . 2.5
Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2021 . . . 3.1
Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2021 . . . 2.6
Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2021 . . . 1.8
Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2021 . . . 1.7
Twente (CR) 2021 . . . 1.9
Veluwe (CR) 2021 . . . 1.9
Achterhoek (CR) 2021 . . . 2.1
Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2021 . . . 1.6
Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2021 . . . 2.7
Utrecht (CR) 2021 . . . 1.8
Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2021 . . . 2.1
Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2021 . . . 1.8
IJmond (CR) 2021 . . . 1.7
Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2021 . . . 1.2
Zaanstreek (CR) 2021 . . . 2.7
Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2021 . . . 1.6
Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2021 . . . 1.8
Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2021 . . . 1.3
Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2021 . . . 1.3
Delft en Westland (CR) 2021 . . . 1.4
Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021 . . . 2.0
Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2021 . . . 1.7
Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021 . . . 1.5
Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2021 . . . 2.8
Overig Zeeland (CR) 2021 . . . 3.6
West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 . . . 2.3
Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 . . . 1.9
Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 . . . 2.1
Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 . . . 2.4
Noord-Limburg (CR) 2021 . . . 2.3
Midden-Limburg (CR) 2021 . . . 2.8
Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2021 . . . 1.7
Flevoland (CR) 2021 . . . 2.6
Aa en Hunze 2021 . . . 2.7
Aalburg 2021
Aalsmeer 2021 . . . 2.7
Aalten 2021 . . . 1.6
Ter Aar 2021
Abcoude 2021
Achtkarspelen 2021 . . . 3.0
Alblasserdam 2021 . . . 1.3
Albrandswaard 2021 . . . 3.7
Alkemade 2021
Alkmaar 2021 . . . 1.6
Almelo 2021 . . . 2.6
Almere 2021 . . . 2.5
Alphen aan den Rijn 2021 . . . 2.4
Alphen-Chaam 2021 . . . 6.7
Altena 2021 . . . 2.8
Ambt Montfort 2021
Ameland 2021 . . . 1.3
Amersfoort 2021 . . . 1.6
Amstelveen 2021 . . . 1.9
Amsterdam 2021 . . . 1.2
Andijk 2021
Anna Paulowna 2021
Apeldoorn 2021 . . . 1.9
Appingedam 2021
Arcen en Velden 2021
Arnhem 2021 . . . 1.8
Assen 2021 . . . 2.9
Asten 2021 . . . 1.6
Baarle-Nassau 2021 . . . 2.5
Baarn 2021 . . . 1.3
Barendrecht 2021 . . . 2.2
Barneveld 2021 . . . 2.3
Bedum 2021
Beek (L.) 2021 . . . 1.7
Beekdaelen 2021 . . . 1.6
Beemster 2021 . . . 1.9
Beesel 2021 . . . 1.5
Bellingwedde 2021
Bennebroek 2021
Berg en Dal 2021 . . . 1.3
Bergambacht 2021
Bergeijk 2021 . . . 2.8
Source: CBS.
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Table description

This table contains information about the average distances for residents of the Netherlands from their home address to the nearest facilities (e.g. school, GP or library). The table also includes information about the number of facilities located within a certain distance from the residential address. These data are calculated as an average over all persons in the area.

The data is available at different regional levels. The lowest level is the municipality.

Data available from: 2006

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

Changes per November 2022
Data on the following themes were added for the year 2021:

Leisure and culture
- Museums
- Performing arts (excl. festivals)
- Pop music venue

Traffic and transport
- Main road entrances

Health and well-being
- Hospitals (incl. outpatient clinics)
- Hospitals (excl. outpatient clinics)

Data on the following themes were added for the year 2019:
- Employment: number of jobs

Data on the following themes were added for the year 2018:
- Employment: number of jobs

Data on the following themes were added for the year 2017:
Public green
- public green total
- park
- recreational terrain
- forest
- open natural terrain total
- open dry natural terrain
- open wet natural terrain

Semi-public green
- semi-public green total
- sports field
- allotment garden
- recreational area
- cemetery

Other types of green
- recreational inland waters

From reporting year 2017, the method for calculating the proximity of green has changed: among other things, only greenery with a minimum surface area of 1 hectare is now included. On average, this method change makes virtually no difference for the whole of the Netherlands: compared to 2015, the distance to greenery has increased by 0.1 km on average. But at a local level (particularly on the Wadden Islands) the differences can sometimes amount to several tens of kilometers.


When will new figures be released?
New figures for this table are expected in the spring of 2023.

Description topics

Employment: number of jobs
A job is an explicit or implicit employment contract between a person and an economic unit that stipulates that work will be performed for which there is a (financial) reward.

The average number of jobs within a fixed distance by road for all inhabitants of an area.
A Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
This section includes:
- exploitation of natural plant and animal resources:
including arable farming, livestock breeding and the production of other plants and animals on an agricultural holding or in the natural habitat;
including forestry, timber cultivation and hunting;
including specific wage services related to the production process agriculture, hunting and forestry are also classified in this section;
including fishing: catching or breeding fish, crustaceans and molluscs.
Within 10 km
Within 20 km
Within 50 km
Leisure and culture
Distance to library
The average distance of all residents in an area to the nearest library, calculated by road. This includes libraries branches and service points. The mini-service points, self-service libraries and the library buses are not included.

A library branch meets the following criteria: open for at least 15 hours a week, digital access to the entire collection and range of activities, demand mediation, cultural/literary activities, offer for students/institutions in line with the choices made in the distribution and marketing policy and study opportunities.

A library service point offers at least the following service level: is open for at least 4 hours a week, offers digital access to the entire range of activities and provides intermediary services (both in person and via the internet).