Bankruptcies; natural persons, age

Bankruptcies; natural persons, age

Type of bankruptcy Age Periods Pronounced bankrupcies (number)
Total natural persons 65 years and over 2022* 22
Source: CBS.
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Table description

This table contains the number of bankruptcy orders issued by Dutch courts of natural persons, with or without sole proprietorship, broken down by age.

Data available from: January 2013

Status of the figures:
The results have a provisional character during the year under review. The results will be declared definitive in the first quarter following the year under review.

Changes as of January 12, 2023:
The December 2022 figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
January 2023 figures are expected to be published on February 13, 2023.

Description topics

Pronounced bankrupcies
Pronounced bankruptcies
Number of natural persons with and without sole proprietorship that have been declared bankrupt by court ruling.

A legal proceeding involving a legal entity (person or company) that has ceased to repay outstanding debts and is declared bankrupt by the court. All assets and income of the entity (the debtor) are seized and used to repay the debts. Bankruptcy may be initiated by a creditor, the debtor or the public prosecutor’s office. After payment of the assets and income to the creditors, the bankruptcy is filed as completed, but the debtor is often not free of debts as any residual debts will remain payable. Moreover, a declaration of bankruptcy at the request of a creditor is only possible if there are debts to other creditors as well.