Municipal budgets; income and expenditures by region and size class

Municipal budgets; income and expenditures by region and size class

Municipal tasks Regions Periods Municipal budget in million of euros Expenditures (million euros) Municipal budget in euro/inhabitant Expenditures (euro/inhabitant)
Total municipal tasks The Netherlands 2023* 71,541 4,016
Total municipal tasks Noord-Nederland (LD) 2023* 7,093 4,035
Total municipal tasks Oost-Nederland (LD) 2023* 14,019 3,725
Total municipal tasks West-Nederland (LD) 2023* 36,553 4,280
Total municipal tasks Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2023* 13,877 3,696
Total municipal tasks Groningen (PV) 2023* 2,751 4,614
Total municipal tasks Fryslân (PV) 2023* 2,515 3,813
Total municipal tasks Drenthe (PV) 2023* 1,827 3,639
Total municipal tasks Overijssel (PV) 2023* 4,549 3,840
Total municipal tasks Flevoland (PV) 2023* 1,858 4,177
Total municipal tasks Gelderland (PV) 2023* 7,611 3,567
Total municipal tasks Utrecht (PV) 2023* 4,913 3,540
Total municipal tasks Noord-Holland (PV) 2023* 13,475 4,558
Total municipal tasks Zuid-Holland (PV) 2023* 16,668 4,381
Total municipal tasks Zeeland (PV) 2023* 1,496 3,824
Total municipal tasks Noord-Brabant (PV) 2023* 9,602 3,656
Total municipal tasks Limburg (PV) 2023* 4,275 3,789
Total municipal tasks Oost-Groningen (CR) 2023* 583 4,230
Total municipal tasks Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2023* 354 7,799
Total municipal tasks Overig Groningen (CR) 2023* 1,814 4,392
Total municipal tasks Noord-Friesland (CR) 2023* 1,373 4,203
Total municipal tasks Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2023* 471 3,297
Total municipal tasks Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2023* 671 3,532
Total municipal tasks Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2023* 717 3,668
Total municipal tasks Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2023* 636 3,735
Total municipal tasks Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2023* 474 3,476
Total municipal tasks Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2023* 1,485 3,851
Total municipal tasks Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2023* 636 3,972
Total municipal tasks Twente (CR) 2023* 2,429 3,801
Total municipal tasks Veluwe (CR) 2023* 2,431 3,396
Total municipal tasks Achterhoek (CR) 2023* 1,334 3,283
Total municipal tasks Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2023* 3,105 4,103
Total municipal tasks Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2023* 741 2,910
Total municipal tasks Utrecht (CR) 2023* 4,913 3,540
Total municipal tasks Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2023* 1,293 3,352
Total municipal tasks Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2023* 894 3,502
Total municipal tasks IJmond (CR) 2023* 585 2,914
Total municipal tasks Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2023* 885 3,773
Total municipal tasks Zaanstreek (CR) 2023* 732 4,151
Total municipal tasks Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2023* 8,382 5,743
Total municipal tasks Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2023* 704 2,885
Total municipal tasks Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2023* 1,493 3,391
Total municipal tasks Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2023* 4,310 4,736
Total municipal tasks Delft en Westland (CR) 2023* 900 3,742
Total municipal tasks Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2023* 1,237 3,580
Total municipal tasks Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2023* 7,205 4,840
Total municipal tasks Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2023* 1,523 4,011
Total municipal tasks Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2023* 369 3,489
Total municipal tasks Overig Zeeland (CR) 2023* 1,127 3,949
Total municipal tasks West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2023* 2,242 3,466
Total municipal tasks Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2023* 1,974 3,918
Total municipal tasks Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2023* 2,485 3,695
Total municipal tasks Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2023* 2,901 3,611
Total municipal tasks Noord-Limburg (CR) 2023* 1,075 3,715
Total municipal tasks Midden-Limburg (CR) 2023* 779 3,225
Total municipal tasks Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2023* 2,422 4,053
Total municipal tasks Flevoland (CR) 2023* 1,858 4,177
Total municipal tasks Fewer than 5,000 inhabitants 2023* 81 6,334
Total municipal tasks 5,000 to 9,999 inhabitants 2023* 172 2,993
Total municipal tasks 10,000 to 19,999 inhabitants 2023* 2,457 2,967
Total municipal tasks 20,000 to 49,999 inhabitants 2023* 18,735 3,124
Total municipal tasks 50,000 to 99,999 inhabitants 2023* 14,827 3,564
Total municipal tasks 100,000 to 149,999 inhabitants 2023* 7,246 4,413
Total municipal tasks 150,000 to 249,999 inhabitants 2023* 12,057 4,633
Total municipal tasks 250,000 inhabitants or more 2023* 15,967 6,346
Total civil administration and civil s.. The Netherlands 2023* 14,951 839
Total civil administration and civil s.. Noord-Nederland (LD) 2023* 1,397 795
Total civil administration and civil s.. Oost-Nederland (LD) 2023* 2,765 735
Total civil administration and civil s.. West-Nederland (LD) 2023* 7,853 920
Total civil administration and civil s.. Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2023* 2,935 782
Total civil administration and civil s.. Groningen (PV) 2023* 494 829
Total civil administration and civil s.. Fryslân (PV) 2023* 557 844
Total civil administration and civil s.. Drenthe (PV) 2023* 346 690
Total civil administration and civil s.. Overijssel (PV) 2023* 953 805
Total civil administration and civil s.. Flevoland (PV) 2023* 269 605
Total civil administration and civil s.. Gelderland (PV) 2023* 1,543 723
Total civil administration and civil s.. Utrecht (PV) 2023* 946 682
Total civil administration and civil s.. Noord-Holland (PV) 2023* 3,215 1,087
Total civil administration and civil s.. Zuid-Holland (PV) 2023* 3,402 894
Total civil administration and civil s.. Zeeland (PV) 2023* 290 742
Total civil administration and civil s.. Noord-Brabant (PV) 2023* 2,003 763
Total civil administration and civil s.. Limburg (PV) 2023* 932 826
Total civil administration and civil s.. Oost-Groningen (CR) 2023* 114 827
Total civil administration and civil s.. Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2023* 37 815
Total civil administration and civil s.. Overig Groningen (CR) 2023* 343 831
Total civil administration and civil s.. Noord-Friesland (CR) 2023* 317 971
Total civil administration and civil s.. Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2023* 106 740
Total civil administration and civil s.. Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2023* 134 704
Total civil administration and civil s.. Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2023* 134 687
Total civil administration and civil s.. Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2023* 123 723
Total civil administration and civil s.. Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2023* 89 652
Total civil administration and civil s.. Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2023* 299 775
Total civil administration and civil s.. Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2023* 162 1,010
Total civil administration and civil s.. Twente (CR) 2023* 493 771
Total civil administration and civil s.. Veluwe (CR) 2023* 571 798
Total civil administration and civil s.. Achterhoek (CR) 2023* 260 640
Total civil administration and civil s.. Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2023* 549 725
Total civil administration and civil s.. Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2023* 163 640
Total civil administration and civil s.. Utrecht (CR) 2023* 946 682
Total civil administration and civil s.. Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2023* 306 794
Source: CBS.
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This table contains figures on the budgeted expenditures and income per task (policy area) according to region and size class in millions of euros and in euros per inhabitant. The presented figures are based on data that adhere to the definitions and classifications that municipalities themselves use in their administration. These data are supplied to Statistics Netherlands through the questionnaire called Information for Third Parties (Iv3). The directives for this questionnaire have been laid down in the Directive for Budgeting and Accounting for provinces and municipalities (BBV).

Data available from: 2017

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are provisional at the time of first publication in March. In May, revised provisional figures are released. Upon the third publication one year later, the figures will become definitive.

Changes as of 20 March 2023:
The provisional figures for 2023 have been added.
The figures for 2022 have become definitive.

In 2023, changes to the Iv3 questionnaire were introduced. This has led to a break in the time series for the municipal tasks Public health, General provisions including district teams, Income arrangements, Participation, Individual social support, Individual services 18+, Individual services 18-, Escalated care 18+ and Escalated care 18-. For these municipal tasks, comparing 2023 figures with figures relating to earlier years is therefore difficult.
The following changes were made as from 2023:
- Expenditures and revenues related to Centres for Youth and Family must be registered under General provisions including district teams instead of Public health;
- Expenditures and revenues related to tackling domestic violence must be registered under General provisions including district teams instead of Escalated care 18+;
- Expenditures and revenues related to debt counselling must be registered under Income arrangements instead of Individual services 18+;
- Expenditures and revenues related to housing and transport services must be registered under Individual social support instead of Individual services 18+;
- Expenditures and revenues related to day care under the Social Support Act (WMO) must be registered under Individual services 18+ instead of Participation;
- Expenditures and revenues related to the walk-in function mental health care facilities must be registered under Individual services 18+ instead of Escalated care 18+.

Because of the changes mentioned above, municipalities have had to adjust their financial administration. In this process, municipalities have also transferred amounts from Escalated care 18+ to other tasks, Individual services 18- in particular.

When will new figures be published?
The provisional figures for the financial year in question and the definitive figures for the previous financial year will be made available in the month of March of the financial year. In May, revised provisional figures are released.
The figures are subject to revision based on the availability of new or updated sources. In general these adjustments are limited in size and scope. In May, adjustments are largely due to the fact that amalgamated municipalities are allowed to send their data to Statistics Netherlands in April instead of November. For the release in March, Statistics Netherlands makes an estimate for those municipalities and potential other non-response. For the release in May, data supplied by amalgamated municipalities have been processed. During the analysis of the municipal budgets, occasionally an error is found in the data submitted for the previous year. This is rectified in the definitive figures upon publication in March. The adjustments will be implemented when new annual figures are added to the series.
Because of changes in the source material, Information for Third Parties (Iv3), the data are no longer completely comparable with data from earlier years as of the publication of the figures of the 2017 budgets. More information on these changes can be found in paragraph 3 under 'relevant tables'.

Description topics

Municipal budget in million of euros
Figures based on the municipal budget shown in million of euros.
Expenditures
The expenditures of the municipal budget in million of euros.

The municipal expenditures include wages and salaries paid, interest charges, purchase of (non) durable goods and services (including energy costs and costs of hiring staff) and paid income transfers, paid investment contributions to governments and third parties and the land purchases.
Expenses are recorded including internal settlements (including depreciation, deposits in reserves and provisions).
Municipal budget in euro/inhabitant
Figures based on the municipal budget shown in euro per inhabitant.
Expenditures
The expenditures of the municipal budget in euro per inhabitant.

The municipal expenditures include wages and salaries paid, interest charges, purchase of (non) durable goods and services (including energy costs and costs of hiring staff) and paid income transfers, paid investment contributions to governments and third parties and the land purchases.
Expenses are recorded including internal settlements (including depreciation, deposits in reserves and provisions).