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

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

Periods Persons in institutional households By type of institution Homes for the elderly and nursing homes (number)
1995 .
1996 .
1997 .
1998 145,115
1999 141,352
2000 136,964
2001 133,742
2002 131,956
2003 129,804
2004 128,116
2005 126,667
2006 123,891
2007 121,027
2008 119,619
2009 118,945
2010 119,063
2011 121,674
2012 120,393
2013 118,252
2014 121,644
2015 118,593
2016 120,668
2017 115,321
2018 116,189
2019 115,394
2020 119,911
2021 117,231
2022 118,805
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 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 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.

Homes for the elderly and nursing homes
Homes for permanent residence of old persons, including care such as meals, cleaning, monitoring alarm systems and personal support.