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

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

Periods Persons by household position Men Persons in institutional households (number) Persons by household position Women Persons in institutional household (number) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Men Total men in institutional households (number) Persons in institutional households By sex and marital status Women Total women in institutional households (number)
1995 85,180 162,555 85,045 162,663
1996 85,873 161,604 85,870 161,612
1997 84,922 156,615 84,917 156,614
1998 84,431 152,311 84,426 152,310
1999 82,489 148,046 82,476 148,031
2000 80,553 143,575 80,477 143,526
2001 79,209 139,838 79,046 139,738
2002 79,635 137,154 79,635 137,154
2003 79,897 134,878 79,907 134,893
2004 80,904 134,008 80,904 134,008
2005 80,956 132,246 80,956 132,246
2006 79,128 129,525 79,128 129,525
2007 79,898 126,834 79,898 126,834
2008 80,879 125,985 80,879 125,985
2009 81,777 125,226 81,777 125,226
2010 83,328 125,359 83,328 125,359
2011 90,406 128,909 90,406 128,909
2012 91,574 127,650 91,574 127,650
2013 90,457 124,327 90,457 124,327
2014 107,426 142,516 107,426 142,516
2015 107,863 136,931 107,863 136,931
2016 114,786 140,102 114,786 140,102
2017 111,503 133,799 111,503 133,799
2018 112,221 136,551 112,221 136,551
2019 112,839 133,822 112,839 133,822
2020 119,677 139,186 119,677 139,186
2021 121,009 137,751 121,009 137,751
Source: CBS.
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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
Persons in institutional households
The population in institutional households consists of persons whose accommodation and daily needs are provided for by a third party on a professional basis, e.g. persons in homes for the elderly, nursing homes and mental hospitals.
Women
Persons in institutional household
The population in institutional households consists of persons whose accommodation and daily needs are provided for by a third party on a professional basis, e.g. persons in homes for the elderly, nursing homes and mental hospitals.
Persons in institutional households
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.
By sex and marital status
Marital status:
Legal status involving someone's rights and competences as determined by legal marriage and registered partnership.

Marriage:
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people.
Since 1 April 2001, it is legally possible for people in the Netherlands to marry a person of the same sex.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two people of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Registered partnership was introduced in The Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Men
Total men in institutional households
Women
Total women in institutional households