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 Total persons living together (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 Total persons living together (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) Persons in institutional households By type of institution Total persons living in institutions (number)
1995 2,468,651 3,958,539 423,789 1,424,616 97,759 2,012,375 2,077,710 3,951,770 413,326 1,424,616 101,453 2,012,375 247,708
1996 2,472,402 3,986,671 447,491 1,435,447 109,930 1,993,803 2,084,687 3,977,491 434,503 1,435,447 113,738 1,993,803 247,482
1997 2,462,992 4,013,777 466,987 1,455,587 121,402 1,969,801 2,082,214 4,003,315 452,755 1,455,587 125,172 1,969,801 241,531
1998 2,454,627 4,042,662 483,287 1,477,038 132,186 1,950,151 2,081,368 4,031,307 468,208 1,477,038 135,910 1,950,151 236,736
1999 2,446,834 4,073,611 493,486 1,504,646 145,632 1,929,847 2,078,882 4,061,804 478,578 1,503,398 149,447 1,930,381 230,507
2000 2,452,038 4,104,880 503,441 1,521,846 160,464 1,919,129 2,089,064 4,091,152 485,818 1,520,280 165,067 1,919,987 224,003
2001 2,469,359 4,122,894 504,778 1,531,705 175,739 1,910,672 2,108,636 4,108,930 486,294 1,529,739 181,037 1,911,860 218,784
2002 2,487,061 4,136,622 508,949 1,536,163 194,519 1,896,991 2,128,510 4,121,064 489,229 1,533,621 199,671 1,898,543 216,789
2003 2,493,702 4,147,154 509,600 1,548,150 211,753 1,877,651 2,135,290 4,131,602 490,283 1,545,162 216,514 1,879,643 214,800
2004 2,496,611 4,150,918 504,728 1,557,996 229,152 1,859,042 2,138,714 4,135,414 485,355 1,554,690 233,861 1,861,508 214,912
2005 2,494,676 4,156,696 508,070 1,565,601 245,927 1,837,098 2,140,008 4,141,811 488,674 1,562,015 251,156 1,839,966 213,202
2006 2,485,606 4,150,773 504,093 1,574,069 261,720 1,810,891 2,134,739 4,136,600 485,603 1,570,235 266,599 1,814,163 208,653
2007 2,475,095 4,153,039 505,131 1,586,033 278,673 1,783,202 2,126,051 4,138,792 486,931 1,581,879 283,070 1,786,912 206,732
2008 2,465,115 4,162,489 510,952 1,598,441 296,592 1,756,504 2,119,921 4,146,993 491,714 1,594,197 300,562 1,760,520 206,864
2009 2,461,568 4,173,255 514,613 1,611,657 312,626 1,734,359 2,118,078 4,157,993 495,461 1,607,179 316,506 1,738,847 207,003
2010 2,461,725 4,184,033 515,963 1,623,888 328,580 1,715,602 2,120,498 4,167,899 495,451 1,619,348 332,466 1,720,634 208,687
2011 2,462,451 4,203,540 525,387 1,631,878 347,124 1,699,151 2,121,821 4,187,115 503,361 1,627,147 352,083 1,704,524 219,315
2012 2,465,444 4,205,056 523,363 1,639,101 358,680 1,683,912 2,125,325 4,187,902 500,225 1,634,253 363,656 1,689,768 219,224
2013 2,460,238 4,211,852 530,073 1,644,756 372,507 1,664,516 2,124,362 4,193,422 505,083 1,639,866 377,823 1,670,650 214,784
2014 2,456,510 4,217,926 541,741 1,648,208 385,749 1,642,228 2,119,096 4,198,410 515,321 1,643,070 391,171 1,648,848 249,942
2015 2,452,185 4,218,188 543,400 1,654,022 400,326 1,620,440 2,117,024 4,201,869 518,911 1,648,736 406,704 1,627,518 244,794
2016 2,454,083 4,223,535 553,414 1,656,041 410,010 1,604,070 2,121,299 4,206,861 527,848 1,650,605 416,876 1,611,532 254,888
2017 2,461,408 4,236,564 561,100 1,660,232 422,955 1,592,277 2,129,577 4,221,906 535,552 1,654,522 431,597 1,600,235 245,302
2018 2,469,068 4,255,710 576,075 1,665,606 430,957 1,583,072 2,138,904 4,239,282 548,791 1,659,582 439,473 1,591,436 248,772
2019 2,478,141 4,273,532 589,396 1,669,913 436,979 1,577,244 2,148,600 4,255,172 560,684 1,663,379 444,939 1,586,170 246,661
2020 2,486,993 4,296,405 604,166 1,675,903 443,180 1,573,156 2,156,612 4,278,457 575,666 1,668,875 451,388 1,582,528 258,863
2021 2,485,146 4,320,935 635,742 1,673,897 452,901 1,558,395 2,152,162 4,301,835 604,416 1,666,713 462,387 1,568,319 258,760
2022 2,485,558 4,336,937 648,680 1,678,314 461,499 1,548,444 2,153,397 4,318,645 618,074 1,670,922 470,664 1,558,985 262,539
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 24 August 2022:
The figures of 1 January 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The final figures of 1 January 2023 will be added in the 4th quarter of 2023.

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.
Included are institutions such as nursing homes, homes for the elderly, mental health institutions, forensic psychiatric institutions, institutions for mentally, physically or sensorily disabled persons, drug rehabilitation centres, shelters for the homeless, boarding schools, monasteries, prisons, military barracks, and asylum reception centres, in which persons (will) live for a longer period of time. From 2014, people in institutional households are presented 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 is chosen as follows:
- the reference person in a heterosexual relationship is always the man;
- in homosexual relationships, the reference person is the older of the two;
- in a single-parent household the reference person is the parent;
- in 'other households' the reference person is the oldest man, or if there are no men, the oldest woman.
Men
Children living at home
Child living at home:
Person regardless of age or marital status who has a child-parent relationship with one or two parents belonging to the household.
Adopted children and stepchildren in the household are regarded as children living at home, but foster children are not.
Persons living together
Person who forms a private household together with someone else as a couple, whether or not married to each other or registered as partners, and whether or not with children.

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.
Total persons living together
Not married without children
Not married persons living together in a private household without children living at home.
Within a household only one couple is designated as such.

Not married:
Two persons living together without being married or having a registered partnership.

Child living at home:
Person regardless of age or marital status who has a child-parent relationship with one or two parents belonging to the household.
Adopted children and stepchildren in the household are regarded as children living at home, but foster children are not.
Married without children
Persons who form a married couple with another person in a private household without children living at home.
Within a household only one couple is designated as such.

Married:
Two persons who are married to each other or who have entered into a registered partnership.

Child living at home:
Person regardless of age or marital status who has a child-parent relationship with one or two parents belonging to the household.
Adopted children and stepchildren in the household are regarded as children living at home, but foster children are not.
Not married with children
Not married persons living together in a private household with one or more children living at home.
Within a household only one couple is designated as such.

Not married:
Two persons living together without being married or having a registered partnership.

Child living at home:
Person regardless of age or marital status who has a child-parent relationship with one or two parents belonging to the household.
Adopted children and stepchildren in the household are regarded as children living at home, but foster children are not.
Married with children
Persons who form a married couple with another person in a private household with one or more children living at home.
Within a household only one couple is designated as such.

Married:
Two persons who are married to each other or who have entered into a registered partnership.

Child living at home:
Person regardless of age or marital status who has a child-parent relationship with one or two parents belonging to the household.
Adopted children and stepchildren in the household are regarded as children living at home, but foster children are not.
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
Person who forms a private household together with someone else as a couple, whether or not married to each other or registered as partners, and whether or not with children.

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.
Total persons living together
Not married without children
Not married persons living together in a private household without children living at home.
Within a household only one couple is designated as such.

Not married:
Two persons living together without being married or having a registered partnership.

Child living at home:
Person regardless of age or marital status who has a child-parent relationship with one or two parents belonging to the household.
Adopted children and stepchildren in the household are regarded as children living at home, but foster children are not.
Married without children
Persons who form a married couple with another person in a private household without children living at home.
Within a household only one couple is designated as such.

Married:
Two persons who are married to each other or who have entered into a registered partnership.

Child living at home:
Person regardless of age or marital status who has a child-parent relationship with one or two parents belonging to the household.
Adopted children and stepchildren in the household are regarded as children living at home, but foster children are not.
Not married with children
Not married persons living together in a private household with one or more children living at home.
Within a household only one couple is designated as such.

Not married:
Two persons living together without being married or having a registered partnership.

Child living at home:
Person regardless of age or marital status who has a child-parent relationship with one or two parents belonging to the household.
Adopted children and stepchildren in the household are regarded as children living at home, but foster children are not.
Married with children
Persons who form a married couple with another person in a private household with one or more children living at home.
Within a household only one couple is designated as such.

Married:
Two persons who are married to each other or who have entered into a registered partnership.

Child living at home:
Person regardless of age or marital status who has a child-parent relationship with one or two parents belonging to the household.
Adopted children and stepchildren in the household are regarded as children living at home, but foster children are not.
Persons in institutional households
Institutional household:
One or more persons living in one accommodation whose housing and daily needs are provided professionally.
Included are institutions such as nursing homes, homes for the elderly, mental health institutions, forensic psychiatric institutions, institutions for mentally, physically or sensorily disabled persons, drug rehabilitation centres, shelters for the homeless, boarding schools, monasteries, prisons, military barracks, and asylum reception centres, in which persons (will) live for a longer period of time. From 2014, people in institutional households are presented in three groups, namely:
homes for the elderly and nursing homes, other health care institution and other type of institution.
By type of institution
Institutional household:
One or more persons living in one accommodation whose housing and daily needs are provided professionally.
Included are institutions such as nursing homes, homes for the elderly, mental health institutions, forensic psychiatric institutions, institutions for mentally, physically or sensorily disabled persons, drug rehabilitation centres, shelters for the homeless, boarding schools, monasteries, prisons, military barracks, and asylum reception centres, in which persons (will) live for a longer period of time. From 2014, people in institutional households are presented in three groups, namely:
homes for the elderly and nursing homes, other health care institution and other type of institution.

Total persons living in institutions
Total of persons living in institutional households.