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

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

Periods Persons by household position Men Single (number) Persons by household position Men Single parent (number) Persons by household position Women Single (number) Persons by household position Women Single parent (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Single parent household Total single parent households (number) Private households By household composition Multi-person households Single parent household 1 child (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 930,670 55,829 1,178,479 304,925 360,754 218,280 106,362 36,112
1996 940,505 56,480 1,183,277 312,296 368,775 222,766 108,547 37,462
1997 957,596 56,542 1,199,965 315,100 371,648 223,547 109,807 38,294
1998 982,482 56,719 1,218,836 318,385 375,104 225,059 111,001 39,044
1999 1,011,946 57,671 1,242,685 321,956 379,627 227,530 112,411 39,686
2000 1,023,085 58,148 1,249,134 326,170 384,317 229,199 114,434 40,684
2001 1,044,578 61,333 1,262,497 335,020 396,351 235,764 118,808 41,779
2002 1,069,167 64,930 1,275,736 346,761 411,691 244,768 123,617 43,306
2003 1,090,525 67,662 1,293,055 356,462 424,124 251,141 128,189 44,794
2004 1,111,280 69,883 1,312,670 364,089 433,972 256,674 131,804 45,494
2005 1,124,269 72,284 1,325,109 371,840 444,124 262,189 135,863 46,072
2006 1,151,851 74,079 1,350,233 378,291 452,370 267,647 138,547 46,176
2007 1,169,358 75,865 1,367,533 383,016 458,881 272,499 140,596 45,786
2008 1,187,509 78,090 1,383,505 387,614 465,704 278,051 142,199 45,454
2009 1,217,701 80,847 1,401,693 394,062 474,909 285,206 144,034 45,669
2010 1,247,425 83,863 1,422,091 402,387 486,250 293,180 147,033 46,037
2011 1,274,161 86,072 1,434,090 410,200 496,272 302,979 147,199 46,094
2012 1,304,828 90,264 1,456,936 420,630 510,894 313,322 150,683 46,889
2013 1,327,083 93,574 1,475,099 428,004 521,578 321,518 153,200 46,860
2014 1,332,934 97,591 1,470,918 438,279 535,870 331,653 156,324 47,893
2015 1,369,327 100,443 1,498,470 444,846 545,289 338,281 158,384 48,624
2016 1,395,599 103,469 1,510,735 453,957 557,426 345,502 162,146 49,778
2017 1,428,860 105,288 1,532,368 456,836 562,124 346,706 164,223 51,195
2018 1,451,873 108,376 1,545,744 464,043 572,419 352,216 167,646 52,557
2019 1,475,159 110,918 1,562,463 471,188 582,106 357,524 170,478 54,104
2020 1,500,815 113,720 1,578,963 476,255 589,975 361,769 172,880 55,326
2021 1,510,980 115,115 1,586,137 478,756 593,871 364,662 173,275 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
Single
Persons living alone in a private household.
Single parent
Person who does not live with a partner with at least one child living at home, who form a private household.

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.
Women
Single
Persons living alone in a private household.
Single parent
Person who does not live with a partner with at least one child living at home, who form a private household.

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.
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.
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.
Total single parent households
1 child
Private household consisting of one parent and one child who lives 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.
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.