Well-being; core indicators, background characteristics

Well-being; core indicators, background characteristics

Person characteristics Type of value Periods Social life Trust in others Percentage with trust (%)
Total persons Average/percentage 2020 63.1
Sex: male Average/percentage 2020 65.8
Sex: female Average/percentage 2020 60.4
Background: Dutch Average/percentage 2020 65.6
Background: western Average/percentage 2020 57.5
Background: non-western Average/percentage 2020 51.9
Level of educ: (pre-) Primary educ. Average/percentage 2020 35.6
Level of educ: Lower secondary educ.. Average/percentage 2020 47.7
Level of educ: Upper secondary Average/percentage 2020 61.0
Level of educ: Bachelor degrees Average/percentage 2020 77.2
Level of educ: Master degrees Average/percentage 2020 84.5
Age: 18 to 24 years Average/percentage 2020 61.8
Age: 25 to 34 years Average/percentage 2020 69.3
Age: 35 to 44 years Average/percentage 2020 69.3
Age: 45 to 54 years Average/percentage 2020 65.1
Age: 55 to 64 years Average/percentage 2020 62.7
Age: 65 to 74 years Average/percentage 2020 56.1
Age: 75 years or older Average/percentage 2020 52.6
Source: CBS.
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Table description


In general, persons of 15 years or older took part in this study, the well-being figures only apply to the Dutch population of 18 years or older. Therefore, this table consists of well-being figures of the Dutch population of 18 years or older in terms of happiness, life satisfaction, satisfaction with education opportunities, work, travel time, daily activities, physical health, mental health, weight, the financial situation, the house, the neighborhood, social life and the amount of free time. In addition, concerns about the financial future, feelings of unsafety and trust in others are included. Satisfaction with work and the travel time to and from work are measured only for people who have a paid job for 12 hours per week or more. For people who do not work or work less than 12 hours per week satisfaction with daily activities is reported. These subjects are reported for gender, age, education level and migration background.

Data available from: 2013

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

Changes as of March 29th, 2021:
Not applicable, this is a new table.

When will new figures be published?
New figures on 2021 will be published around the middle of 2022.

Description topics

Social life
Trust in others
The answer to the question ‘Do you think in general most people can be trusted or one cannot be careful enough when dealing with people?’
Percentage with trust
Percentage of the people who indicate that most people can be trusted.