Households; size, composition, position in the household, 1 January

Households; size, composition, position in the household, 1 January

Periods Persons by household position Men Children living at home (number) Persons by household position Men Persons living together Not married without children (number) Persons by household position Men Persons living together Married without children (number) Persons by household position Men Persons living together Not married with children (number) Persons by household position Men Persons living together Married with children (number) Persons by household position Women Children living at home (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) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Multi-person households without children (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Multi-person households with children (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Unmarried couples 0 children (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Unmarried couples 2 children (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Unmarried couples 3 children or more (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Married couples 0 children (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Married couples 2 children (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Married couples 3 children or more (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Single parent household 2 children (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Single parent household 3 children or more (number)
1995 2,468,651 423,789 1,424,616 97,759 2,012,375 2,077,710 413,326 1,424,616 101,453 2,012,375 1,886,794 2,472,739 418,506 33,137 10,416 1,424,616 892,368 391,769 106,362 36,112
1996 2,472,402 447,491 1,435,447 109,930 1,993,803 2,084,687 434,503 1,435,447 113,738 1,993,803 1,919,610 2,474,412 441,052 37,142 11,714 1,435,447 883,327 395,032 108,547 37,462
1997 2,462,992 466,987 1,455,587 121,402 1,969,801 2,082,214 452,755 1,455,587 125,172 1,969,801 1,958,645 2,464,737 459,903 41,187 12,787 1,455,587 874,144 394,379 109,807 38,294
1998 2,454,627 483,287 1,477,038 132,186 1,950,151 2,081,368 468,208 1,477,038 135,910 1,950,151 1,995,267 2,459,307 475,782 45,115 13,299 1,477,038 865,371 393,801 111,001 39,044
1999 2,446,834 493,486 1,504,646 145,632 1,929,847 2,078,882 478,578 1,503,398 149,447 1,930,381 2,033,473 2,457,307 486,080 50,418 14,487 1,504,022 854,589 390,960 112,411 39,686
2000 2,452,038 503,441 1,521,846 160,464 1,919,129 2,089,064 485,818 1,520,280 165,067 1,919,987 2,062,123 2,466,666 494,809 55,846 15,773 1,521,063 852,005 390,277 114,434 40,684
2001 2,469,359 504,778 1,531,705 175,739 1,910,672 2,108,636 486,294 1,529,739 181,037 1,911,860 2,073,831 2,486,048 495,693 62,177 17,373 1,530,722 851,878 391,119 118,808 41,779
2002 2,487,061 508,949 1,536,163 194,519 1,896,991 2,128,510 489,229 1,533,621 199,671 1,898,543 2,082,747 2,506,613 499,191 70,301 19,237 1,534,892 851,806 390,344 123,617 43,306
2003 2,493,702 509,600 1,548,150 211,753 1,877,651 2,135,290 490,283 1,545,162 216,514 1,879,643 2,095,156 2,516,988 500,064 78,087 21,031 1,546,656 847,733 386,320 128,189 44,794
2004 2,496,611 504,728 1,557,996 229,152 1,859,042 2,138,714 485,355 1,554,690 233,861 1,861,508 2,099,479 2,525,851 495,214 86,971 22,747 1,556,343 842,377 381,536 131,804 45,494
2005 2,494,676 508,070 1,565,601 245,927 1,837,098 2,140,008 488,674 1,562,015 251,156 1,839,966 2,110,295 2,531,292 498,513 95,578 24,485 1,563,808 836,838 375,496 135,863 46,072
2006 2,485,606 504,093 1,574,069 261,720 1,810,891 2,134,739 485,603 1,570,235 266,599 1,814,163 2,114,857 2,529,147 495,029 104,090 26,479 1,572,152 828,173 368,493 138,547 46,176
2007 2,475,095 505,131 1,586,033 278,673 1,783,202 2,126,051 486,931 1,581,879 283,070 1,786,912 2,128,727 2,524,925 496,187 113,095 28,620 1,583,956 818,991 360,637 140,596 45,786
2008 2,465,115 510,952 1,598,441 296,592 1,756,504 2,119,921 491,714 1,594,197 300,562 1,760,520 2,148,277 2,522,911 501,445 121,837 30,831 1,596,319 809,235 353,342 142,199 45,454
2009 2,461,568 514,613 1,611,657 312,626 1,734,359 2,118,078 495,461 1,607,179 316,506 1,738,847 2,166,972 2,526,213 505,151 130,348 32,989 1,609,418 800,178 347,512 144,034 45,669
2010 2,461,725 515,963 1,623,888 328,580 1,715,602 2,120,498 495,451 1,619,348 332,466 1,720,634 2,181,514 2,535,114 505,816 138,418 35,489 1,621,618 790,892 341,652 147,033 46,037
2011 2,462,451 525,387 1,631,878 347,124 1,699,151 2,121,821 503,361 1,627,147 352,083 1,704,524 2,187,823 2,547,727 514,402 147,730 37,970 1,629,522 782,489 335,582 147,199 46,094
2012 2,465,444 523,363 1,639,101 358,680 1,683,912 2,125,325 500,225 1,634,253 363,656 1,689,768 2,192,158 2,558,902 511,794 154,672 39,477 1,636,677 774,010 330,627 150,683 46,889
2013 2,460,238 530,073 1,644,756 372,507 1,664,516 2,124,362 505,083 1,639,866 377,823 1,670,650 2,202,863 2,564,326 517,578 162,076 41,351 1,642,311 763,157 324,583 153,200 46,860
2014 2,456,510 541,741 1,648,208 385,749 1,642,228 2,119,096 515,321 1,643,070 391,171 1,648,848 2,216,508 2,569,868 528,531 169,483 42,838 1,645,639 750,341 316,819 156,324 47,893
2015 2,452,185 543,400 1,654,022 400,326 1,620,440 2,117,024 518,911 1,648,736 406,704 1,627,518 2,224,618 2,572,783 531,156 177,326 45,055 1,651,379 738,342 310,632 158,384 48,624
2016 2,454,083 553,414 1,656,041 410,010 1,604,070 2,121,299 527,848 1,650,605 416,876 1,611,532 2,235,783 2,578,670 540,631 184,026 46,774 1,653,323 728,666 307,470 162,146 49,778
2017 2,461,408 561,100 1,660,232 422,955 1,592,277 2,129,577 535,552 1,654,522 431,597 1,600,235 2,247,191 2,585,656 548,326 191,327 49,122 1,657,377 721,461 306,313 164,223 51,195
2018 2,469,068 576,075 1,665,606 430,957 1,583,072 2,138,904 548,791 1,659,582 439,473 1,591,436 2,265,409 2,594,888 562,433 196,362 51,005 1,662,594 714,686 305,415 167,646 52,557
2019 2,478,141 589,396 1,669,913 436,979 1,577,244 2,148,600 560,684 1,663,379 444,939 1,586,170 2,282,297 2,604,772 575,040 200,116 52,964 1,666,646 710,251 304,442 170,478 54,104
2020 2,486,993 604,166 1,675,903 443,180 1,573,156 2,156,612 575,666 1,668,875 451,388 1,582,528 2,302,921 2,615,101 589,916 203,427 54,595 1,672,389 706,212 303,507 172,880 55,326
2021 2,485,146 635,742 1,673,897 452,901 1,558,395 2,152,162 604,416 1,666,713 462,387 1,568,319 2,331,454 2,614,872 620,079 208,658 56,456 1,670,305 696,999 299,701 173,275 55,934
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains information about the progress of the households in the Netherlands by size and composition and persons by household position, on 1 January.

Data available from: 1995

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

With the information available for the reporting years 1995, 1996 and 1997 it is not easy to make an unambiguous assignment of persons in institutional households in three distinct categories of institutions. For this reason the numbers are set as unknown.

Changes as of 9 July 2021:
The figures of 1 January 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The final figures of 1 January 2022 will be added in the 4th quarter of 2022.

Description topics

Persons by household position
Household:
Private or institutional household.

Private household:
One or more persons 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 persons living in one accommodation whose housing and daily needs are provided professionally.
It includes persons living in nursing homes, homes for the elderly, children's homes, rehabilitation centres and penitentiary who will remain there for at least one year. From 2014, the people are presented in institutional households in three groups, namely:
homes for the elderly and nursing homes, other health care institution and other type of institution.

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 in a household will be chosen as follows:
- the reference person in a heterosexual relationship is always the man;
- in homosexual relationships, the reference person is the elder of the two;
- in a single-parent household the reference person is the parent;
- in 'other households' the reference person is the eldest man, or if there are no men, the eldest woman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Private households
One or more persons sharing the same living space, who provide for their own everyday needs in a private, non-commercial way.
By household composition
The classification of private households on the basis of the relationships within the household.
Multi-person households
A private household consisting of two or more persons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 children
Private household consisting of one parent and two children living at home.

Child:
Someone with a child-parent relationship with the adult 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 the adult in the household. Includes biological step and adopted children.
There are no age limits in this category.