Proximity to facilities; distances by car, regional

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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 May 2024
An additional analysis of the figures for reporting year 2022 showed that these outcomes are not in line with the previous years, due to changes in the used GIS software. Since the recalculations of the data will take some time, the current figures for 2022 are retracted, until the new figures are ready for publication.

When will new figures be released?
At the beginning of summer, the recalculated figures for reporting year 2022 are expected, as well as the first figures for reporting year 2023. The district and neighbourhood figures for 2023 will appear in a separate table.

Description topics

Health and wellbeing
General practice
Building or space in which one or more general practitioners work (together).
Distance to GP practice
The average distance of all inhabitants in an area to the nearest general practice, calculated by road.
As of the reporting year 2020, Statistics Netherlands receives the population of GP practices in a different form than before: the secondary addresses of GP practices are no longer part of the population. Due to this change in the source files, the results from reporting year 2020 are no longer comparable with those of previous years. An analysis for the reporting year 2019 into the effect of omitting the secondary addresses shows that the distance to the nearest general practitioner practice increases by 0.1 km on a national level. At neighbourhood level, the distance can be up to 7 km longer in certain regions.
Number of GP practices
The average number of GP practices within a fixed distance by road for all residents of an area.
Within 1 km
Within 3 km
Within 5 km
Distance to GP post
GP post
Place where general practitioners from the region provide evening, night and weekend shifts. A number of GP posts work with alternating shifts.

The average distance of all residents in an area to the nearest GP post, calculated by road.

Up to and including 2012, the distance from a residential address to one of the GP posts in a cluster of alternating shifts was determined as the average of the distances to all GP posts within that cluster.
As of 2013, no information is available anymore about alternating shifts. The distance is then determined from the home address to the nearest GP post, regardless of any alternating shifts.
Distance to pharmacy
Pharmacy, including GP office with an in-house pharmacy.

The average distance of all residents in an area to the nearest pharmacy, calculated by road.
Hospital (incl. outpatient clinic)
Hospital (including outpatient clinic).

Hospital
Institution for research, treatment and nursing of the sick.
In a hospital, patients can be admitted for more than 24 hours and major operations can be performed.

Outpatient clinic
Location of a hospital where patients who are not bedridden are treated or monitored.
Patients are not admitted for more than 24 hours and no major surgeries are performed.
Distance to hospital
The average distance of all residents in an area to the nearest hospital, calculated by road.
Number of hospitals
The average number of hospitals within a fixed distance by road for all residents of an area.
Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 20 km