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

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

Characteristics of households Periods Total amount Income Gross operating surplus and mixed income (million euros) Average amount Income Gross operating surplus and mixed income (1,000 euro) Standardised amount Income Gross operating surplus and mixed income (1,000 euro)
Total 2019* 20,283 2.5 1.7
Disposable income: 1st 20%-group 2019* 465 0.3 0.2
Disposable income: 2nd 20%-group 2019* 2,252 1.4 1.0
Disposable income: 3rd 20%-group 2019* 4,956 3.0 1.9
Disposable income: 4th 20%-group 2019* 6,253 3.8 2.3
Disposable income: 5th 20%-group 2019* 6,357 3.9 2.4
Type: Single man 2019* 2,412 1.7 1.7
Type: Single woman 2019* 2,546 1.7 1.7
Type: One-parent family 2019* 863 1.6 1.0
Type: Couple, with child(ren) 2019* 5,176 2.7 1.2
Type: Couple, no children 2019* 8,919 4.1 2.7
Other types of households 2019* 367 0.7 0.5
Source of income: mixed income 2019* 2,029 2.5 1.5
Source of income: compensation of employ 2019* 9,696 2.3 1.4
Source of income: old age benefits 2019* 7,734 3.7 3.0
Source of income: other 2019* 824 0.7 0.6
Main earner: to 35 years 2019* 1,608 0.9 0.7
Main earner: 35 to 50 years 2019* 3,315 1.7 0.9
Main earner: 50 to 65 years 2019* 6,978 3.2 1.9
Main earner: 65 years or older 2019* 8,382 3.7 2.9
Home ownership: Owner-occupied home 2019* 20,564 4.7 2.8
Home ownership: Rent with rent subsidy 2019* -22 0.0 0.0
Home ownership: Rent: no rent subsidy 2019* -308 -0.1 -0.1
Home ownership: Other 2019* 49 0.1 0.1
Net worth: 1st 20%-group 2019* -372 -0.2 -0.2
Net worth: 2nd 20%-group 2019* 750 0.5 0.3
Net worth: 3rd 20%-group 2019* 3,542 2.2 1.4
Net worth: 4th 20%-group 2019* 6,971 4.3 2.6
Net worth: 5th 20%-group 2019* 9,392 5.8 3.4
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
Income
Receipts from production, wages, social transfers, and property income. Compensation of employees are the wages received for labour, including the social contributions paid for by the employers. Gross operating surplus, gross mixed income and gross disposable income are balancing items. Social transfers in kind are also included, together with disposable income, this leads to the balancing item adjusted disposable income.
Gross operating surplus and mixed income
The surplus that remains after compensation of employees and taxes less subsidies on production and imports have been subtracted from the sum of value added at basic prices. For the self-employed (who are part of the sector households) the surplus is called mixed income, because it is partly a reward for their entrepreneurship compensation of labour.
The operating surplus of households equals housing services produced for own consumption by owner-occupiers.

In the system of national accounts gross means that consumption of fixed capital (depreciation) has not been subtracted. When it has, net is used.

Average amount
Amount per household.
Income
Receipts from production, wages, social transfers, and property income. Compensation of employees are the wages received for labour, including the social contributions paid for by the employers. Gross operating surplus, gross mixed income and gross disposable income are balancing items. Social transfers in kind are also included, together with disposable income, this leads to the balancing item adjusted disposable income.
Gross operating surplus and mixed income
The surplus that remains after compensation of employees and taxes less subsidies on production and imports have been subtracted from the sum of value added at basic prices. For the self-employed (who are part of the sector households) the surplus is called mixed income, because it is partly a reward for their entrepreneurship compensation of labour.
The operating surplus of households equals housing services produced for own consumption by owner-occupiers.

In the system of national accounts gross means that consumption of fixed capital (depreciation) has not been subtracted. When it has, net is used.

Standardised amount
Amount per household converted to a single-person household.
Income
Receipts from production, wages, social transfers, and property income. Compensation of employees are the wages received for labour, including the social contributions paid for by the employers. Gross operating surplus, gross mixed income and gross disposable income are balancing items. Social transfers in kind are also included, together with disposable income, this leads to the balancing item adjusted disposable income.
Gross operating surplus and mixed income
The surplus that remains after compensation of employees and taxes less subsidies on production and imports have been subtracted from the sum of value added at basic prices. For the self-employed (who are part of the sector households) the surplus is called mixed income, because it is partly a reward for their entrepreneurship compensation of labour.
The operating surplus of households equals housing services produced for own consumption by owner-occupiers.

In the system of national accounts gross means that consumption of fixed capital (depreciation) has not been subtracted. When it has, net is used.