Wealth of households; components of wealth

Wealth of households; components of wealth

Household characteristics Components of wealth Periods Number of private households (x 1 000) Total wealth (bn euros) Mean wealth (1 000 euros) Median wealth (1 000 euros)
Private households 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 7,722.8 326.6 42.3 14.9
Type: Single person household 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 2,854.5 84.7 29.7 7.4
Type: Multi-person household 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 4,868.3 242.0 49.7 20.8
Type: One-parent family 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 550.2 13.6 24.8 6.0
Type: Couple, total 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 4,169.2 219.8 52.7 23.4
Type: Couple, no children 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 2,210.4 127.7 57.8 25.4
Type: Couple, with child(ren) 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 1,958.8 92.2 47.1 21.4
Type: Multi-person household, n.e.c. 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 148.9 8.5 57.2 18.8
Main earner: to 24 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 318.4 2.6 8.1 2.7
Main earner: 25 to 44 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 2,328.7 49.9 21.4 8.5
Main earner: 45 to 64 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 2,897.3 141.1 48.7 18.4
Main earner: 65 years or older 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 2,178.4 133.1 61.1 24.8
Main earner: 25 to 34 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 1,149.8 18.6 16.2 6.7
Main earner: 35 to 44 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 1,178.9 31.3 26.6 10.9
Main earner: 45 to 54 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 1,469.2 62.3 42.4 16.3
Main earner: 55 to 64 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 1,428.2 78.8 55.2 21.0
Main earner: 65 to 74 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 1,188.5 72.5 61.0 24.5
Main earner: 75 to 84 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 725.1 43.9 60.5 25.0
Main earner: 85 years or older 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 264.8 16.7 63.0 25.4
Main earner: Dutch background 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 5,990.1 283.7 47.4 19.0
Main earner: western background 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 835.1 30.2 36.1 8.7
Main earner: non-western background 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 897.6 12.7 14.2 2.4
Source: Income as employee/self-employe 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 4,813.4 183.1 38.0 14.7
Source: Income as employee 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 4,110.4 145.8 35.5 14.1
Source: Income as self-employed (total) 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 703.0 37.4 53.2 19.5
Source: Income as self-employed 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 514.5 22.2 43.2 16.5
Source: Income as major shareholder 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 168.4 14.5 86.2 33.2
Source: Income as other self-employed 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 20.1 0.7 32.5 5.0
Source: Transfer income 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 2,909.4 143.5 49.3 15.1
Source: Income insurance benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 2,460.8 141.1 57.3 21.7
Source: Unemployment benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 50.8 1.8 34.4 6.3
Source: Sickness/Disability benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 261.3 5.6 21.6 3.5
Source: Old-age/survivors pension 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 2,148.7 133.7 62.2 25.0
Source: Social provisions benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 404.7 2.0 5.1 1.1
Source: Social assistance benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 273.9 0.5 1.8 0.9
Source: Social provisions, n.e.c. 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 130.7 1.5 11.8 2.0
Source: Student grant 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 43.9 0.3 7.1 1.7
Home ownership: Owner-occupied home 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 4,457.1 263.3 59.1 27.2
Home ownership: Rent 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 3,265.7 63.3 19.4 4.5
Home ownership: Rent: no rent subsidy 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 1,907.2 54.2 28.4 8.0
Home ownership: Rent with rent subsidy 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 1,358.5 9.1 6.7 2.1
Equivalised income: 1st 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 728.1 20.3 27.9 2.1
Equivalised income: 2nd 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 753.2 14.1 18.7 2.6
Equivalised income: 3rd 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 768.1 18.6 24.2 7.8
Equivalised income: 4th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 772.4 22.8 29.5 10.4
Equivalised income: 5th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 777.1 26.1 33.6 13.5
Equivalised income: 6th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 780.8 29.1 37.3 16.4
Equivalised income: 7th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 783.7 33.2 42.3 20.2
Equivalised income: 8th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 785.6 38.2 48.6 25.0
Equivalised income: 9th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 786.7 46.5 59.1 31.9
Equivalised income: 10th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 787.0 77.8 98.8 48.4
Wealth: 1st 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 747.9 6.2 8.3 2.4
Wealth: 2nd 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 679.9 1.2 1.8 0.6
Wealth: 3rd 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 787.9 3.0 3.8 2.8
Wealth: 4th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 786.4 10.6 13.5 12.2
Wealth: 5th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 784.7 18.5 23.6 22.6
Wealth: 6th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 785.4 22.7 28.9 18.4
Wealth: 7th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 786.5 28.0 35.5 24.4
Wealth: 8th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 787.5 36.8 46.7 35.0
Wealth: 9th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 788.2 58.0 73.6 56.5
Wealth: 10th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 788.5 141.6 179.6 104.2
Wealh: to -4 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 738.7 6.2 8.4 2.4
Wealth: -5 000 to <0 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 345.1 0.9 2.6 0.7
Wealth: 0 to 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 374.0 0.4 1.0 0.6
Wealth: 1 000 to 4 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 634.4 2.1 3.3 2.5
Wealth: 5 000 to 9 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 334.8 2.7 8.1 7.2
Wealth: 10 000 to 19 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 411.4 5.7 13.8 13.5
Wealth: 20 000 to 49 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 708.1 15.5 21.9 22.5
Wealth: 50 000 to 99 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 735.7 19.8 27.0 17.3
Wealth: 100 000 to 199 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 1,054.9 36.0 34.1 23.1
Wealth: 200 000 to 499 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 1,584.3 94.4 59.6 43.4
Wealth: 500 000 to <1 million euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 523.8 69.8 133.2 94.8
Wealth: 1 million euro or more 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2020* 277.6 73.1 263.4 128.5
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table shows the distribution of wealth of households. The figures in this table are broken down to components of wealth and different household characteristics.

Data available from: 2006.
The population consists of all private households with income on January 1st of the reporting year.

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2006 to 2019 are final. The figures for 2020 are preliminary.

The compilation of the figures has been changed in a number of parts from reporting year 2011 compared to previous years:
From 2011, more complete information on bank and saving credits and securities is available. All small amounts are also observed from that moment on. As a result, there are more households with these assets.
From 2011, more complete information on debts is available. Education loans and loans from banks are fully observed from that moment on. As a result, there are more households with other loans.

Changes as of 19 October 2021:
Figures for 2019 are finalized. Preliminary figures for 2020 are added.

Changes as of April 2021:
Revised data for 2006 to 2019 have been added.
Due to the availability of new sources and improvements in the methodology, wealth figures have been changed.

When will new figures be published?
New figures for 2021 will be published in the fall of 2022.

Description topics

Number of private households
Number of private households with a known income on January 1st of the reporting year.

A private household is a collection of one or more people who share the same living space and provide in their own everyday needs in a private, non-commercial way.
Total wealth
Total wealth of private households.
Mean wealth
Mean wealth of private households.
Median wealth
Median wealth of private households.

Ranking households according to their wealth, the median is equal to the wealth of the central household. Half of the households possess more wealth, the other half has less.