Income, consumption, wealth of households: key figures; National Accounts

Income, consumption, wealth of households: key figures; National Accounts

Characteristics of households Periods Total amount Expenditure Final consumption expenditure (million euros) Total amount Expenditure Actual individual consumption (million euros) Total amount Expenditure Gross saving (million euros) Average amount Expenditure Final consumption expenditure (1,000 euro) Average amount Expenditure Actual individual consumption (1,000 euro) Average amount Expenditure Gross saving (1,000 euro) Standardised amount Expenditure Final consumption expenditure (1,000 euro) Standardised amount Expenditure Actual individual consumption (1,000 euro) Standardised amount Expenditure Gross saving (1,000 euro)
Total 2019* 347,622 489,979 76,404 42.7 60.2 9.4 28.5 40.1 6.3
Disposable income: 1st 20%-group 2019* 40,078 69,305 -16,634 24.6 42.6 -10.2 19.3 33.4 -8.0
Disposable income: 2nd 20%-group 2019* 48,978 79,982 -3,462 30.1 49.1 -2.1 21.5 35.2 -1.5
Disposable income: 3rd 20%-group 2019* 66,108 95,874 8,047 40.6 58.9 4.9 25.8 37.5 3.1
Disposable income: 4th 20%-group 2019* 83,618 111,412 20,824 51.4 68.4 12.8 31.4 41.8 7.8
Disposable income: 5th 20%-group 2019* 108,840 133,406 67,629 66.9 81.9 41.5 41.2 50.4 25.6
Type: Single man 2019* 50,408 61,548 -6,390 34.8 42.5 -4.4 34.5 42.2 -4.4
Type: Single woman 2019* 48,894 69,392 -12,869 31.9 45.2 -8.4 31.7 45.1 -8.4
Type: One-parent family 2019* 20,862 32,709 4,615 38.1 59.7 8.4 23.3 36.5 5.1
Type: Couple, with child(ren) 2019* 107,723 161,355 73,155 55.7 83.5 37.9 25.0 37.4 17.0
Type: Couple, no children 2019* 104,678 139,056 15,042 48.2 64.0 6.9 31.9 42.4 4.6
Other types of households 2019* 15,057 25,919 2,851 29.8 51.3 5.6 20.6 35.5 3.9
Source of income: mixed income 2019* 40,716 54,253 28,389 50.0 66.6 34.8 30.8 41.1 21.5
Source of income: compensation of employ 2019* 200,991 268,513 87,241 48.4 64.6 21.0 29.2 39.0 12.7
Source of income: old age benefits 2019* 75,969 121,670 -32,256 36.8 59.0 -15.6 29.5 47.2 -12.5
Source of income: other 2019* 29,946 45,543 -6,970 27.0 41.1 -6.3 20.9 31.8 -4.9
Main earner: to 35 years 2019* 61,330 81,123 8,711 35.9 47.4 5.1 27.0 35.7 3.8
Main earner: 35 to 50 years 2019* 93,159 133,405 42,463 47.0 67.3 21.4 26.6 38.1 12.1
Main earner: 50 to 65 years 2019* 108,007 141,120 50,954 48.8 63.8 23.0 30.1 39.4 14.2
Main earner: 65 years or older 2019* 85,126 134,331 -25,724 38.1 60.0 -11.5 29.8 47.1 -9.0
Home ownership: Owner-occupied home 2019* 234,851 317,228 78,849 53.8 72.7 18.1 32.1 43.3 10.8
Home ownership: Rent with rent subsidy 2019* 34,415 59,110 -7,370 26.5 45.5 -5.7 20.4 35.0 -4.4
Home ownership: Rent: no rent subsidy 2019* 70,976 99,923 6,728 33.5 47.2 3.2 25.2 35.4 2.4
Home ownership: Other 2019* 7,380 13,718 -1,803 20.6 38.3 -5.0 19.0 35.2 -4.6
Net worth: 1st 20%-group 2019* 44,683 67,829 -1,499 27.4 41.7 -0.9 22.0 33.4 -0.7
Net worth: 2nd 20%-group 2019* 52,424 80,412 709 32.2 49.4 0.4 24.0 36.8 0.3
Net worth: 3rd 20%-group 2019* 68,955 97,520 14,262 42.4 59.9 8.8 27.2 38.4 5.6
Net worth: 4th 20%-group 2019* 81,556 112,987 20,015 50.1 69.4 12.3 30.3 42.0 7.4
Net worth: 5th 20%-group 2019* 100,004 131,231 42,917 61.4 80.6 26.4 36.1 47.3 15.5
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table describes the distribution of income, consumption, and wealth components of the sector households in the national accounts over different household groups. Households are identified by main source of income, living situation, household composition, age classes of the head of the household, income class by 20% groups, and net worth class by 20% groups.

Data available from: 2015.

Status of the figures:
Data of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 are provisional.

Changes as of September 10th 2021:
The figures of 2015-2018 are revised, because national accounts figures are changed due to the revision policy of Statistics Netherlands. For 2018 also microdata are added that were not available before. Results for 2019 are added to the table.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be released in September 2022.

Description topics

Total amount
Expenditure
Expenditures on goods and services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual needs. This includes the social transfers in kind, which together with the individual expenditures result in actual individual final consumption.
Final consumption expenditure
Expenditure on goods or services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual or collective needs. Expenses may be made at home or abroad, but they are always made by resident institutional units, that are households or institutions residing in the Netherlands. By definition only households, non-profit institutions serving households (NPISHs) and government institutions consume. Enterprises do not: expenses they make on goods and services are thought to serve production and are therefore classified as intermediate consumption of fixed capital formation. The general government is a special case. The government also has intermediate consumption, just like enterprises. But the output delivered by the government which is not directly paid for, non-market output (like safety), is classified as consumption by the general government. It is said that the government ‘consumes its own production’. The system of national accounts demands that all that is produced is also consumed (or serves as an investment). By convention, government output is consumed by the government itself. This is not the only consumption by the general government. It also contains social transfers in kind. In the Netherlands this mainly concerns health care bills paid for by the government and an allowance for the rent.
Actual individual consumption
Actual individual consumption of households equals social transfers in kind plus final consumption expenditure.
Gross saving
The portion of disposable income that has not been used for final consumption expenditure.
Average amount
Amount per household.
Expenditure
Expenditures on goods and services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual needs. This includes the social transfers in kind, which together with the individual expenditures result in actual individual final consumption.
Final consumption expenditure
Expenditure on goods or services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual or collective needs. Expenses may be made at home or abroad, but they are always made by resident institutional units, that are households or institutions residing in the Netherlands. By definition only households, non-profit institutions serving households (NPISHs) and government institutions consume. Enterprises do not: expenses they make on goods and services are thought to serve production and are therefore classified as intermediate consumption of fixed capital formation. The general government is a special case. The government also has intermediate consumption, just like enterprises. But the output delivered by the government which is not directly paid for, non-market output (like safety), is classified as consumption by the general government. It is said that the government ‘consumes its own production’. The system of national accounts demands that all that is produced is also consumed (or serves as an investment). By convention, government output is consumed by the government itself. This is not the only consumption by the general government. It also contains social transfers in kind. In the Netherlands this mainly concerns health care bills paid for by the government and an allowance for the rent.
Actual individual consumption
Actual individual consumption of households equals social transfers in kind plus final consumption expenditure.
Gross saving
The portion of disposable income that has not been used for final consumption expenditure.
Standardised amount
Amount per household converted to a single-person household.
Expenditure
Expenditures on goods and services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual needs. This includes the social transfers in kind, which together with the individual expenditures result in actual individual final consumption.
Final consumption expenditure
Expenditure on goods or services that are used for the direct satisfaction of individual or collective needs. Expenses may be made at home or abroad, but they are always made by resident institutional units, that are households or institutions residing in the Netherlands. By definition only households, non-profit institutions serving households (NPISHs) and government institutions consume. Enterprises do not: expenses they make on goods and services are thought to serve production and are therefore classified as intermediate consumption of fixed capital formation. The general government is a special case. The government also has intermediate consumption, just like enterprises. But the output delivered by the government which is not directly paid for, non-market output (like safety), is classified as consumption by the general government. It is said that the government ‘consumes its own production’. The system of national accounts demands that all that is produced is also consumed (or serves as an investment). By convention, government output is consumed by the government itself. This is not the only consumption by the general government. It also contains social transfers in kind. In the Netherlands this mainly concerns health care bills paid for by the government and an allowance for the rent.
Actual individual consumption
Actual individual consumption of households equals social transfers in kind plus final consumption expenditure.
Gross saving
The portion of disposable income that has not been used for final consumption expenditure.